Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

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Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby Steve5115 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:09 am

Police are still searching for six men who stole firearms at a gun store in Hutto, which is near Austin in central Texas.

Authorities say the thieves took 10 to 15 shotguns and rifles in less than 30 seconds.


http://abc13.com/austin-area-gun-store-ransacked-again-by-burglars/2551339/

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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:21 am

Taking rifles and shotguns instead of handguns is disturbing.

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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:30 am

I wonder if people who steal firearms know that is a federal crime. When you are sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison, it 10 X 365 days.

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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby K.Mooneyham » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:33 pm

Were there bars on the windows? I didn't notice any where the thieves were going in and out. Most smaller gun stores I've seen always had bars on the windows, so as to force thieves to make more of an effort to break in, and of course, hopefully cause more noise, alerting people.


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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby NotRPB » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:40 pm

I saw that on the News last night, looked like a group of 7 or more guys,I thought it really odd them taking long guns instead of handguns too, First thought perhaps they figured long guns wee more expensive, but then thought Remington shotgun versus 10911 value ... so I don't know what they were thinking, unless handguns were in a safe and long guns just on display secured by a cable or chain one of them cut maybe. I didn't see burglar bars on the window they entered.

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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby puma guy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:09 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I wonder if people who steal firearms know that is a federal crime. When you are sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison, it 10 X 365 days.

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I wonder how often Federal charges are brought in firearms thefts?
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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:00 pm

puma guy wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:I wonder if people who steal firearms know that is a federal crime. When you are sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison, it 10 X 365 days.

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I wonder how often Federal charges are brought in firearms thefts?

Under Obama, never. I don't know about now.

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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby sbrawley » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:22 pm

puma guy wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:I wonder if people who steal firearms know that is a federal crime. When you are sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison, it 10 X 365 days.

Chas.

I wonder how often Federal charges are brought in firearms thefts?


They may start becoming more common

"Hollis A. Daniels, 19, has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer and is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $5 million bond. On top of the capital murder charge, Daniels is now facing federal gun charges. A federal grand jury charged him with possession of a stolen firearm."
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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby puma guy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:00 pm

sbrawley wrote:
puma guy wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:I wonder if people who steal firearms know that is a federal crime. When you are sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison, it 10 X 365 days.

Chas.

I wonder how often Federal charges are brought in firearms thefts?


They may start becoming more common

"Hollis A. Daniels, 19, has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer and is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $5 million bond. On top of the capital murder charge, Daniels is now facing federal gun charges. A federal grand jury charged him with possession of a stolen firearm."
http://www.kcbd.com/story/36608656/family-of-accused-texas-tech-officer-shooter-releases-statement


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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby cpojoe » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:28 pm

I heard somewhere that Antifa has something planned in Austin for November 4. Wonder if there might be some connection.

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Re: Austin-area gun store ransacked again by burglars

Postby bblhd672 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:43 pm

It seems that late night robberies of gun stores has been increasing the last year or so, or its just being reported more prominently. Either way, gun stores need to be more serious about security. Not having bars on an easily broken window? And its the SECOND robbery of this location within three weeks? :banghead:
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