Justice Department charges 9 more people in arms trafficking case involving 3 US soldiers

Twelve people are charged with supplying dozens of weapons to Chicago gangs, the Justice Department announced Friday. Among those charged with conspiring to violate federal gun laws are three american soldiers. Unsealed on Wednesday, the 21-count substitute indictment names Blaise Smith, 29; Rahaeem Johnson 24; Bryant Larkin, 33; Corey Curtis, 26; Elijah Tillman, 24; Lazarus … Read more

Honduran Judge Says Ex-President Juan Orlando Hernández Can Be Extradited to US

Former President Juan Orlando Hernández should be extradited to the United States to face drug and arms trafficking charges, a Honduran judge said on Wednesday. The country’s Supreme Court of Justice said Wednesday night via Twitter that the judge had decided to grant the US extradition request. U.S. prosecutors in the Southern District of New … Read more

Justice Department sues Missouri over gun bill declaring several federal firearm laws invalid

The US Justice Department sued Missouri on Wednesday, seeking to stop the state from enforcing a bill it passed last year that declared several federal firearms laws “invalid.” The complaint alleges that the bill, known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, is unconstitutional and is hindering law enforcement efforts. The bill, which was signed into … Read more

Justice Department sues Missouri over state bill declaring several federal firearm laws invalid

The US Justice Department sued Missouri on Wednesday, seeking to stop the state from enforcing a bill it passed last year that declared several federal firearms laws “invalid.” The complaint alleges that the bill, known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, is unconstitutional and is hindering law enforcement efforts. The bill, which was signed into … Read more