Friday, November 21, 2008

Firearms Industry to Offer Reward in Jasper, GA Firearms Theft

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a new national initiative to help curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- has announced that it will match any rewards issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the November 8, 2008, theft of 40 firearms from the Bargain Barn, located at 3622 Camp Road in Jasper, Georgia.

The matching reward payment by the NSSF will be granted only following payment of the initial ATF reward, which is up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for the crime.

"Our reward offer will assist ATF and local law enforcement in solving these 'smash and grab' burglaries against firearms retailers and lead to the recovery of stolen firearms before they can enter the illegal underground black market," said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane.

Anyone with information regarding the theft of firearms at Bargain Barn in Jasper, Ga., should contact the ATF toll-free hotline at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477).

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