Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The latest gun

It has been quite a while since I have blogged about what is arguably Lincoln's most famous burglary, the 2007 break-in a Scheel's All Sports. Monday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms sent a telecommunications message to the Lincoln Police Department advising us that a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol stolen from Scheel's was recovered in Mexico, where the gun had been involved in a crime.

The message didn't contain much in the way of specifics, but we've requested more reports, and might get some more details when and if those arrive. Three years have passed since the last gun was recovered in Petaluma, California. Of the 79 guns originally stolen, 51 have been recovered, and 28 are still out there. More will trickle in as time goes by, as they have over the past seven years.


Anonymous said...

"Telecommunications message," as opposed to an official ATF carrier pigeon?

Anonymous said...

Over the years I have written letters to various elected officials suggesting that there be a National Registry listing the descriptions and serial numbers of all known stolen firearms. Evidently these elected officials do not see the need for anyone but Law Enforcement officers to have this resource. Does the Lincoln Police and Sheriff's office have a resource with this information available to the Public? Under current state law would that be legal?

Gun Nut

Tom Casady said...

Gun nut,

Maybe something like this?

Anonymous said...

Yes. Something exactly like that but on a national scale. Thanks for this resource, I will add to my bookmarks.
Gun Nut