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Posted: 9/15/2010 8:05:26 PM EDT
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BILLINGS, Mont. –– Law enforcement officials say 133 firearms, most of them handguns, were stolen from a Billings shipping company in one of the largest such heists in the state's history.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday offered a $10,000 reward for help in solving the case.

The 113 handguns and 20 long guns were taken on Aug. 2 or Aug. 3 from Con-way Freight Company, which was shipping the firearms for owner MT Sports.

ATF Montana Resident Agent in Charge Kenneth Bray says the suspect or suspects left other merchandise behind, suggesting they may have been looking for guns.

Bray says his agency initially handled the investigation internally, but is now looking to the public for potential tips after prior leads were exhausted.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:09:28 PM EDT
If they aren't going to Mexico, those guns are going to be easy to trace back to the thieves once they start hitting the streets.

That's a lot of guns to move quietly.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:11:47 PM EDT
Inside job.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:11:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 8:13:26 PM EDT by ziarifleman]
So what are they going to do with a bunch of Barnard actions?

ETA: Nevermind, wrong MT.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:12:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
If they aren't going to Mexico, those guns are going to be easy to trace back to the thieves once they start hitting the streets.

That's a lot of guns to move quietly.


Mexico is most likely. They source most of their handguns from the US.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:13:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
Inside job.

Count on it, and I bet they find who put this together within a few days.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:14:12 PM EDT
SCORE!!!!












Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:21:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By geegee:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
Inside job.

Count on it, and I bet they find who put this together within a few days.



I'm guessing it may not even take that long, MT is a boring state crime wise, probably every fed in the state is there looking into it by now
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:22:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancair:
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
If they aren't going to Mexico, those guns are going to be easy to trace back to the thieves once they start hitting the streets.

That's a lot of guns to move quietly.


Mexico is most likely. They source most of their handguns from the US.
Don't you mean "ganked from corrupt cops, dead cops, law enforcement officials, and dead/corrupt military members", like most of the rest of their heavy-duty stuff?

The "druggies in Mexico get 70% of their guns from the US" bit has been rather easily debunked as selective picking of numbers.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:24:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By geegee:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
Inside job.

Count on it, and I bet they find who put this together within a few days.



Agree'd....

I know people who have had their cars broken into and had handguns in their glove boxes...

These were professionals who jimmied the doors and took key items (lap tops, GPS's, Phones, other Electronics, and tools)...

They left the guns.... They knew those were easily traced and nothing they wanted to be in possession of...

Only extremely dumb criminals steal fire arms.

Someone tipped off their buddies... This will come back around to bite that "someone" in the ass... and hard...
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:26:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Seven-Shooter:

Originally Posted By Lancair:
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
If they aren't going to Mexico, those guns are going to be easy to trace back to the thieves once they start hitting the streets.

That's a lot of guns to move quietly.


Mexico is most likely. They source most of their handguns from the US.
Don't you mean "ganked from corrupt cops, dead cops, law enforcement officials, and dead/corrupt military members", like most of the rest of their heavy-duty stuff?

The "druggies in Mexico get 70% of their guns from the US" bit has been rather easily debunked as selective picking of numbers.



The more objective research on the issue states that while most of the other stuff comes from elsewhere, handguns do come from the US and are the bulk of guns smuggled across the border.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 10:42:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancair:
Originally Posted By Seven-Shooter:

Originally Posted By Lancair:
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
If they aren't going to Mexico, those guns are going to be easy to trace back to the thieves once they start hitting the streets.

That's a lot of guns to move quietly.


Mexico is most likely. They source most of their handguns from the US.
Don't you mean "ganked from corrupt cops, dead cops, law enforcement officials, and dead/corrupt military members", like most of the rest of their heavy-duty stuff?

The "druggies in Mexico get 70% of their guns from the US" bit has been rather easily debunked as selective picking of numbers.



The more objective research on the issue states that while most of the other stuff comes from elsewhere, handguns do come from the US and are the bulk of guns smuggled across the border.

Every common denominator in mexican gang crime is the people. The guns they use and the pens they use to write the checks are hardly to blame. It does not matter where they get their guns. Mexico needs to do a better job legislating their side of the border and not trying to restrict my rights because they can't control their gangs.

I'll be the majority of computers used in Nigerian email scams are stolen computers from US companies. Stating this fact does nothing to solve the problem, the problem is the scammers.
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