Thursday, August 18, 2011

we got robbed

The gun shop where I kinda-sorta-maybe help out (long story) was burglarized recently. 28 firearms were stolen. The ATF is offering a reward for information.

"Through experience, we know that stolen firearms are often used by violent criminals, such as gang members and drug dealers, to perpetrate additional crimes,” said Ed Dabkowksi, ATF Supervisory Special Agent in Cleveland.

I guess they don't like the competition.


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20 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Same thing happened out in Chesterland last Winter. Wonder who's next?

Matt said...

It'll be blamed on 28 WHITE lone gunmen.

Mike W. said...

Rules are for little people Breda. Why would they ever apply to the ATF?...

Sorry to hear they got robbed.

Guffaw in AZ said...

uh, burgled.

Breda said...

No.

http://www.grammarist.com/usage/burgle-burglarize/

Guffaw in AZ said...

You are correct, Madam! Leave it to the Reference Librarians!
(Okay, burglarized - not robbed?)

Matthew said...

As a hobbit, I prefer burgled.

I (and two friends) joke that we got hired at our local indoor gun range/store hang out so they could tell us to go home.

Lila said...

We had a pretty hefty theft here as well a couple days ago. A lot of AK-47's taken. Can't find a word of it in the news. Only know because BIL went in to pick up a gun he ordered. Makes me wonder how often big thefts like that are kept out of the news here.

Old NFO said...

Gun store robberies are ONLY in the news when the antis need a point made... and the employees are ALWAYS the first suspects.

ADS said...

Hey, I shoot there occasionally. That's sad to hear, it's a cool little shop. Nice to not have to drive out to the grand rapids state range to shoot my 30-30.

Glenn B said...

I suppose if ATF really wanted help finding those guns, they would have posted a description of them.

Glenn B said...

Oh so many opinions:

"Burglary," which means "forcible entry into a building especially at night with the intent to commit a crime (as theft)," and "burglar" ("one who commits burglary") have been with us since the 16th century. "Burgle" and its synonym "burglarize" didn't break into the language until the 19th century, however, arriving almost simultaneously around 1870. "Burgle" is a back-formation (that is, a word formed by removing a suffix or prefix) from "burglar." "Burglarize" comes from "burglar" as well, with the addition of the familiar "-ize" ending. Both verbs were once disparaged by grammarians ("burgle" was considered to be "facetious" and "burglarize" was labeled "colloquial"), but they are now generally accepted. "Burglarize" is slightly more common in American English, whereas "burgle" seems to be preferred in British English. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/word/word.php?date=Jul-17-2010)

Breda said...

Glenn is a librarian too!

Marty said...

Not good.

The theft, not the grammar.

Tam said...

Ugh. Sorry to hear that. :(

On the other hand, nice one with the slap-down on the BATFEIEIO. ;)

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.

Chris said...

Did you ask what the code word was to get them back free?

Adam said...

I had no idea you worked there! I took my CCW course there.

LawDog said...

Silly burglars.

If they had asked nicely, produced a lengthy criminal record, and a handy straw buyer, the ATF would have happily given them the firearms, rather than going through all the trouble of stealing them.

Comrade Misfit said...

Dang. I used to shoot there when I lived up the road a piece.