U.S. Marshals netted 195 fugitives in an operation termed Summer Burn aimed at nabbing violent career criminals in Arizona early Saturday morning.
Witnesses said it appeared three black males were involved in the burglary, one of whom stayed in the truck while the others grabbed the goods.
The overall number of CCL holders has increased by 50 percent and female licensed carriers by a whopping 90 percent since 2012.
Surveillance video revealed the suspects spent 45 minutes with a blow torch to the metal bars on the front door to gain entry.
Lt. Ruben Diaz, with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, said, ”This is one of largest seizures of guns I’ve seen in one particular spot.”
One hundred firearms were found, along with ammunition of all calibers, body armor and “military-style provisions” made for long-term storage.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said they were happy to receive so many handguns, noting that “each of these guns represents a life saved.”
In a review of arrests and police activity at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, officials made it clear that there was little problem with guns.
After petitions and statements by some seeking to bring their firearms to the Republican National Convention and others pressing to ban guns in Cleveland, the outcome was largely anticlimactic.
However, Ohio’s governor said he won’t suspend the practice during the RNC despite the request and recent violent attacks on police in other parts of the country.