The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has announced that it will match the $5,000 reward offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to track down information about a gun theft.
Back in May, an unknown number of individual were responsible for the theft of 31 firearms from Vandalia Range and Armory in Vandalia, Ohio, Ammoland reports. The police are investigating the crime, of course, but the ATF felt that they could use a hand. They’re offering five grand for information that leads to an arrest. If that isn’t tempting enough, the NSSF is matching that offer. Vandalia Range and Armory is a member of the NSSF, so the organization is certainly living up to the “Protect” portion of its “Promote. Protect. Preserve” motto.
The president of the NSSF, Steve Sanetti, called citizens to action: “Our matching reward offer will hopefully help assist ATF and local law enforcement in solving this crime against a federally licensed firearms dealer and lead to the swift recovery of stolen firearms before they can enter the illegal underground black market where they can be misused to commit violent crimes.”
If you’re looking to make a quick $10,000 and you happen to know somebody who recently acquired 31 guns that fell off the back of a truck, you can cash in by calling:
- ATF Hotline: 1-800-ATF-GUNS
- Vandalia Police Department: (937) 898-5868
We recommend calling the ATF with information. Gun owners may not always be fond of the ATF, but their hotline is toll-free, anonymous, and confidential.