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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Sues ATF for Gun Crime Data; Two-Decade-Old Law Is in the Way


Baltimore, MD (WYPR) — Baltimore City is suing the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to gain access to certain gun crime data after the federal agency denied that information through a public records request.

Earlier this year, Baltimore City put in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to gain access to the top ten sources of crime guns in the city from 2018 to 2022. That request was denied.

More information regarding the specifics of this case can be found here.