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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2009

www.atf.gov

Contact: Special Agent Michael Hoffman, PIO

Office: (818) 265-2507

Cell: (213) 925-4547

michael.hoffman@atf.gov

ATF Announces Contact Number to File Claim for Firearms Seized at Victorville Gun Dealer

GLENDALE, Calif. — Special Agent in Charge John A. Torres of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Los Angeles Field Division, today announced a contact phone number for citizens to call who had firearms at Lock Stock and Barrel gun store in Victorville, Calif.

On May 15, 2009, subsequent to federal court seizure warrants, ATF took possession of all of the firearms located at Lock Stock and Barrel, 15048 Bear Valley Rd., Suite B, Victorville, Calif.

In order to file a claim for the return of a firearm, owners should call 1-818-265-2570 and provide their name, address and telephone number. A claim form will be mailed to them from ATF Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The claim form must be returned to ATF within 35 days from the date of the mailing.

It is our goal to return those firearms belonging to innocent owners as quickly and efficiently as possible, Torres said. By calling the number provided, the gun owners can speak to an ATF employee who can provide them immediate attention.

Individuals who have paid a deposit on a firearm currently subject to the 10-day waiting period need to contact Lock Stock and Barrel directly for a refund of their deposit.

ATF contact phone number is: 1-818-265-2570

More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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