Firearms Industry Matches ATF Reward
in Tulsa Firearms Theft
NEWTOWN, Conn. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a burglary and theft at Tulsa Firearms located at 5949 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma. This reward offer matches a $5,000 reward offer by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
According to ATF, on Sept. 4, suspect(s) entered the business through the roof ventilation system and exited a back door. Twenty--six firearms were stolen from the gun store during the burglary.
Steve Sanetti, president of the NSSF, said, "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."
The matching reward payment by NSSF will be granted only following payment of the initial ATF reward.
Any information regarding this burglary should be reported to:
ATF hotline: 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867)
ATF Tulsa Field Office: 1-918-594-1801
Tulsa Police Department: 1-918-596-COPS (1-918-596-2677)
The ATF hotline is toll free, all information will be treated confidentially and the callers will remain anonymous upon request.
For any questions about the theft of these firearms, please contact ATF at the number listed above.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org
NSSF is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. Learn about the Foundation's history at www.nssf.org/50