Rewards Offered in Two Georgia Gun-Store Burglaries

Reward Offered for Information on Stolen Guns
Rewards Offered in Two Georgia Gun-Store Burglaries

Forsyth, Ga. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from Ventures Guns & Stuff in Forsyth, Georgia. ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000.

“We take this crime very seriously,” said SAC Arthur Peralta. “Firearms trafficking is a serious offense which results in significant federal prison time for the person or persons responsible.”

This theft of firearms occurred on December 26, 2019, from Ventures Guns & Stuff at 564 N. Lee Street Forsyth, Georgia. These twelve (12) firearms pose a potential danger to citizens, communities, and quality of life. ATF is soliciting the public’s assistance with any information that leads to those responsible for this crime.

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

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MONROE, Ga. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from The Trading Place Pawn in Monroe, Georgia. ATF is offering a reward up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000.

“We take this crime very seriously,” said SAC Arthur Peralta. “Firearms trafficking is a serious offense which results in significant federal prison time for the person or persons responsible.”

This theft of firearms occurred on January 13, 2020, from The Trading Place Pawn at 1412 S Broad Street, Monroe, Georgia. These twenty-four (24) firearms pose a potential danger to citizens, communities, and quality of life. ATF is soliciting the public’s assistance with any information that leads to those responsible for this crime.

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF Gun Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867). Information can also be sent to [email protected], through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or by visiting www.reportit.com.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in violent crimes involving firearms and regulation of the firearms industry. More information on ATF can be found at www.atf.gov.


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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ChiptheBarber
ChiptheBarber
1 year ago

I must have missed the list of stolen items. That would be fairly necessary in keeping one’s eye out for them in an impending trade.

Link
Link
1 year ago

Criminal misuse of firearms is blamed on legal gun owners.
By getting them off the streets and out of the hands of criminals it is one thing the anti-gun people can use against us or to push there false narratives.

The issue here is not the ATF but the criminals and guns in the wrong hands.

Jeffersonian
Jeffersonian
1 year ago

Government agency whose primary function is stealing guns… offers reward for stolen guns.
Ammoland, STOP posting press releases from these door-kicking puppy-shooting sociopaths.

JPM
JPM
1 year ago

Another Post by the most corrupt bunch of Feds in existence. Remember Ruby Ridge, Waco and Fast & Furious. Hey boys and girls, here’s a chance for you to be a RAT for the BATF.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The atfe should be disbanded, prosecuted and held accountable for every life they had a hand in loosing, return every firearm they took and make restitution for every second class citizen they and their lawyers ever made. ALL OF THEM. Theft, assault, assault with deadly weapons, accessory to murder, murder, terrorism under color of law and treason carry various sentences, none of them are pleasant. At least two of them have the death penalty. B.O.L.O. for 3- dozen stolen weapons!!! But no idea of what weapons… Read more »

Arny
Arny
1 year ago

Wouldn’t be a bit surprised to find these weapons heading South of the Border. And one of the Govt. ABC agencies behind it. Would they be so concerned if it was your collection that went missing ?

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago
Reply to  Arny

WHAT collection? They were all lost in a terrible boating accident. Dontchya ‘member?