Friday, May 9, 2014

Wow ! The greatest place in the U S for semi-auto rifles to disappear

Assault Rifles Stolen from South Side Chicago Rail Yard

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport rifles were stolen sometime between Sunday morning and Tuesday morning   Friday, May 9, 2014  |  

Officials are investigating after more than a dozen semi-automatic assault rifles were stolen from a freight train container at a rail yard on Chicago's South Side.  
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Thomas Ahern said Friday

that 13 semi-automatic rifles were stolen from the rail yard near 61st Street and Lafayette Avenue in Englewood sometime between the Sunday morning and Tuesday morning.

"Hopefully they're not used in a crime and we can recover them before something happens," Ahern said.
The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport rifles were being shipped to a licensed federal firearms dealer in Minnesota and were stolen as they were coming through Chicago, according to authorities.
Community activist Andrew Holmes said he too is concerned about what might happen with the stolen weapons.
Boy ! The greatest place in the U S for semi- auto rifles
 "I'm totally upset," he said. "If that gun is on the street, that assault rifle, with a 30-round magazine, that can do some damage within less than a minute."
Ahern said the ATF is working with the Chicago Police Department and Norfolk Southern Corp. on the investigation, but no suspects had been identified as of late Friday afternoon.
Officials have denounced the use of semi-automatic rifles with high capacity magazines in Chicago most notably after a military grade weapon was used in an attack at a Chicago park in September of last year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So which are they M&P Sport rifles or semi-automatic (at least they got that right) assault rifles? The lack of knowledge or intentional perfidy is staggering................