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Police search for rifles stolen from Clayton gun shop

Posted June 6

— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Clayton Police Department are seeking public assistance in locating several guns stolen in a November robbery.

Authorities said five 5.56/.223 caliber rifles were taken during a November 23 burglary at Trigger Happy Guns at 227 E. Main Street in Clayton.

Police search for rifles stolen from Clayton gun shop

Anybody with information about the location of the rifles is asked to call ATF at 1-888-283-8477 or Clayton Police at 919-553-4611. People can also submit tips through the ATF website or by emailing ATFTips@atf.gov.


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  • Craig Elliott Jun 6, 7:09 p.m.
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    The theft was widely publicized at the time. I assume this is a bump, a reminder- maybe they think the thieves might have wanted to let things cool off before selling locally. The market for AR-pattern MSRs has flattened significantly since the election so maybe they figure the thieves might want to sell before their "asset" depreciates further.

    Related Q for any cop out there: if I want to see if a firearm was reported stolen how would I do that? If I buy through an FFL with a NICS check I'm OK (I think) but if it's P2P I'm on my own.

  • Robin Koury Jr Jun 6, 5:39 p.m.
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    Five Assault Rifles Stolen Back on November 23 ..WHY are the Clayton Police Department seeking public assistance NOW over 6 months after Robbery???