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Could you purchase a gun in Nevada? Probably.

Could you purchase a gun in Nevada? Probably.

Nevada gun laws are among the most lenient in the country - which may have had something to do with Stephen Paddock being able to stockpile 23 weapons and kill 59 people in the matter of seconds.

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You might not need a background check if the gun is old enough

You might not need a background check if the gun is old enough

Under federal law, firearms that are 50 years old and over are classified as a “curio and relic,” and do not require an NCIS background check. However, these weapons are still used in crimes.

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Rules governing confidential informants remain shrouded in secrecy

Rules governing confidential informants remain shrouded in secrecy

FOIA requests filed last year with various federal agencies for “guidelines and policies” for the use of confidential informants returned only one completed response and several rejection, making significant public accountability regarding the practice all but impossible.

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The ATF once suggested that Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers Union bombed themselves

The ATF once suggested that Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers Union bombed themselves

When we first looked at Cesar Chavez’s FBI file, the Bureau was questioning the young labor organizer’s integrity. Decades later, a different Department of Justice component cast doubt on Chavez and the union he ran - even going so far as to suggest they had bombed themselves for the “publicity.”

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Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Grease: On the trail of Seattle surveillance

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Grease: On the trail of Seattle surveillance

After Seattle residents noticed cameras popping up on utility polls over town, local activist Phil Mocek filed a request to find out who was putting them up, and why. What he got back was surprising - despite tough local laws, agencies like the ATF were setting up the spy cams for minor crimes, such as catching restaurants dumping grease.

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