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Reward offered in Roanoke Rapids gun shop burglary

Posted December 8, 2011

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— The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for stealing dozens of guns from a Roanoke Rapids store.

Early last Friday, someone broke into P&A Pawn, at 930 Roanoke Ave., and stole 43 handguns, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call the ATF in Raleigh at 919-719-2021, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department at 252-533-2810, the ATF's Gun Hotline at 800-283-4867 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.

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  • fayncmike Dec 13, 2011

    "Yea..I'm sort of the same way about cholesterol fat burgers, artery clogging french fries, heart attack fried chicken, death bisquits stuffed with sausage and cheese, killer beer, wine, alcohol, and drugs...the "public" OBVIOUSLY doesn't know how to handle these...!!!!!
    SmokeWagon"

    Perhaps you could explain yo me how my eating a cheeseburger is likely to kill some innocent bystander?

  • jeff27577 Dec 9, 2011

    What really needs to be looked at is "WHY" they stole the guns in the first place. Statistically they were probably convicted of some petty crime like Breaking and Entering. Now with a felony on their record for life in North Carolina they were unable to go and find a job, a legal gun, law abiding friends, a decent career, etc. etc.. They are criminals because they have to be. What other alternative does a one-time criminal have here in North Carolina. Look it up yourselves on the North Carolina General Assembly website. It will answer any of your questions about the law. The fact is "white collar crimes" are exempt from many things like a permanent ban on owning a firearm. God forbid you steal a T.V. from someone's house. It is essentially life in prison just without the bars.

    do the crime do the time. should of made better choices.

  • jawsofsteel Dec 9, 2011

    What really needs to be looked at is "WHY" they stole the guns in the first place. Statistically they were probably convicted of some petty crime like Breaking and Entering. Now with a felony on their record for life in North Carolina they were unable to go and find a job, a legal gun, law abiding friends, a decent career, etc. etc.. They are criminals because they have to be. What other alternative does a one-time criminal have here in North Carolina. Look it up yourselves on the North Carolina General Assembly website. It will answer any of your questions about the law. The fact is "white collar crimes" are exempt from many things like a permanent ban on owning a firearm. God forbid you steal a T.V. from someone's house. It is essentially life in prison just without the bars.

  • 00100111 Dec 9, 2011

    I think we should demand that ALL criminals register their weapons...... ;%)

    Wanna know some irony? Requiring criminals to register their guns is a violation of their 5th amendment right. *sigh*

  • 00100111 Dec 9, 2011

    "You cannot honestly look yourself in the mirror and say that the more guns we have in the hands of people over the last 30 yrs has made for a safer, more non-violent society."
    Yeah, actually I can. Take an honest look at FBI crime statistics. There are more than 2 million defensive handgun uses every year, most of the time without a shot fired. ANYWHERE concealed carry is enacted immediately sees a drastic drop in violent and nonviolent crime. So yes, I can say that with a straight face. Stop being a Brady parrot.

  • Ambygirl Dec 9, 2011

    WOO HOO SMOKEWAGON!! You hit the nail on the head!!

  • Just another bad guy Dec 9, 2011

    "guns don't kill people, only people do- but guns sure make it easier. hunters need rifles, but we really should make it harder for handguns to be out in the general public's hands."

    I'm not too worried about the general public. It is the criminals I don't want to have any guns. It is already sufficiently difficult and expensive to get a handgun as a law-abiding citizen. Criminals knock over a store and get what they want for free and without license.

  • pediatrician Dec 9, 2011

    smoke wagon-
    appreciate your comments.
    hope you have a great day.

  • Just another bad guy Dec 9, 2011

    Burgers? Guns? How about automobiles. They kill many more people than anything besides cancer.
    Hmm. If we ban automobiles, that would definitely ease traffic congestion. And it would make it harder for people to drive out and buy a burger or a gun.
    I doubt we could get a ban on automobiles though, too many politicians drive them. Must be a leftwing-rightwing-independent collaborative conspiracy.

  • OleNCNative Dec 9, 2011

    43 handguns?! Jesus, that place is a BLOCK AWAY from the police station?! Don't they have an alarm?!!!

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