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Saturday, June 17, 2017

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Gun Store Burglary



Cedar Rapids- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Cedar Rapids Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry –today, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from America’s Second Amendment Firearms, a Federal Firearms Licensee in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

In the early morning hours of Saturday June 3, 2017, unknown suspects forced entry America’s Second Amendment Firearms, 737 1st Avenue Southwest. ATF and the Cedar Rapids Police Department are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS [ 1-800-ATF-GUNS] [ 1-800-ATF-GUNS] , email ATFTips@atf.gov (link sends e-mail), contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips or text 63975 using the code ATFKC. Tips can also be submitted using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com (link is external). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws and is responsible for regulating the firearms industry. For more information about ATF and its programs go to www.atf.gov.

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