Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Two more guns located

Over the past seven months, I have blogged several times about Lincoln's largest gun shop burglary at Scheel's All Sports back on October 1, 2007. Although 30 of the guns were recovered within a day of the burglary, the remainder have been surfacing in an incredible array of crimes and tragedies.

Since the initial recovery of 30 guns in October, 11 more have been located. Two of these have were accounted for in the past week. Number 10, a Ruger .40 cal., was actually recovered some time ago, but we just learned of it last week. Apparently Phoenix police, investigating a robbery of an individual which occurred on November 29, 2007 identified a suspect who was allegedly attempting to cash a check stolen in the crime. The suspect's vehicle was impounded and was searched pursuant to a search warrant on March 7, 2008. The gun was recovered at that time, but we were not notified until a confirmation request was sent to LPD on May 14.

Number 11, a Glock 9mm, was recovered last Friday, May 16, in Omaha during a vehicle stop by the Omaha Police Department. The pistol was located under the driver's seat. This brings the total recoveries to 41. The total number of guns still missing stands at 39, and the investigation continues.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is kind of an off-the-wall question, but do you know if the handgun that OPD recovered in Omaha on Friday had a round chambered or not, and if it was in a holster or not?

Tom Casady said...

No, sorry, I don't know the answer to either of those questions.

Lorimor said...

If the gun was in Omaha, then it should have been registered.

So much for the magic of gun control laws.

Zen said...

What does the gun being in Omaha have to do with whether or not it was registered? The thread for all of these weapons is that they have been found at the site of, or used in, illicit activities. People that commit illicit activities don't give a hoot about propriety or gun laws. This is why I really get frustrated when something happens and a hue and cry goes up about needing 'more gun laws'. There are already laws against possession of an unregistered firearm, or using one to commit an illegal act, yet legal owners bear almost all the brunt of the penalty and hassle for them.

Hillbilly Mike said...

I agree wit lorimor

Josh said...

Actually I would say so much for paying attention. (to the original post) I do not believe that the people who stole these guns would recommend to the people who are buying them to go have them registered. It is scary when you think that in the short amount of time since the robbery, the guns are being found all over the country. And as for gun control laws, if people are obtaining guns illegally, then obviously LAWS regulating their control are not going to be effective. On a personal note. Chief Cassidy, this is the first time I have visited this page, I have heard a lot about it, and I am very impressed. This is a great way to communicate with the public and to get the "pulse" of the community on several issues.

Lorimor said...

Zen,

I'd ask you to read my original comment over again. I don't believe I was campaigning for more gun laws or championing existing gun control laws, such as Omaha's handgun registration scheme.

I was attempting to point out the ludicrous nature of gun control laws. They, the gun control laws, have little effect on the people we're told the law is aimed at.

Zen said...

I think you and I are approaching the same idea from different directions. I don't know anything about Omaha and their gun registration, other than, like many other areas, it has one. I thought you might be making a specific point about Omaha's gun registration law(s) but I obviously didn't get that from your post. Whether or not they are registered anywhere the problem is still the same, I think, is our point. Sorry for being so curt.

Anonymous said...

That's nice that lorimor and zen have made up. I think if you look at each others profiles you'll find you two might have a lot in common.