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Baltimore Sues ATF Over Gun Data Denied in Public Information Request


Baltimore, MD (The Baltimore Sun) — Baltimore is suing the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, arguing the agency should release data to the city about the histories of guns used in crimes investigated by city police.

The lawsuit, filed alongside gun control advocates Everytown Law on Monday, challenges a decision made by the ATF to reject a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the city this fall for information including the top ten sources of guns used in crimes in Baltimore from 2018 to 2022.

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