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Report: Far-right groups declined last year

President Obama's re-election and the co-opting of fringe ideas by mainstream Republicans appear to have led to a decline in far-right extremist and hate groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Report: Far-right groups declined last year

President Obama's re-election and the co-opting of fringe ideas by mainstream Republicans appear to have led to a decline in far-right extremist and hate groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

ATF behind on inspections of most gun dealers, manufacturers

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is responsible for inspecting federal firearms licensees, which include dealers, manufacturers and importers. The ATF's goal is to inspect all licensees on 3- or 5-year cycles, but auditors found that 58 percent of licensees--73,204 of them--had not been inspected within 5 years.

ATF behind on inspections of most gun dealers, manufacturers

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is responsible for inspecting federal firearms licensees, which include dealers, manufacturers and importers. The ATF's goal is to inspect all licensees on 3- or 5-year cycles, but auditors found that 58 percent of licensees--73,204 of them--had not been inspected within 5 years.

HHS ponders HIPAA change for gun purchase background checks

The FBI would be able to find out if a person was involuntarily committed to a mental health institution for purposes of running a gun purchase background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System if a  rule  being considered by the Health and Human Services Department is instituted.

HHS ponders HIPAA change for gun purchase background checks

The FBI would be able to find out if a person was involuntarily committed to a mental health institution for purposes of running a gun purchase background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System if a  rule  being considered by the Health and Human Services Department is instituted.

Background checks for guns already strain FBI resources

Just to keep up with the surge in gun purchases since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn. last December, the FBI's background check workforce has grown from about 300 to 500 examiners, Mueller told the House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science and related agencies.

Background checks for guns already strain FBI resources

Just to keep up with the surge in gun purchases since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn. last December, the FBI's background check workforce has grown from about 300 to 500 examiners, Mueller told the House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science and related agencies.

Gun legislation heads to the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee March 7 approved a new anti-gun trafficking measure, making it the first gun measure to be considered before the full Senate since the Dec. 14 shooting that killed 26 people in Newtown, Conn.

Gun legislation heads to the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee March 7 approved a new anti-gun trafficking measure, making it the first gun measure to be considered before the full Senate since the Dec. 14 shooting that killed 26 people in Newtown, Conn.