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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 9, 2017
Contact: John Ham, Public Information Officer

ATF, Firearms Industry Offers Reward in Lincoln, Nebraska Firearms Theft

LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Big Shots Indoor Range and Gun Store, a federal firearms licensee located in Lincoln.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $10,000.

At approximately 7:26 a.m. on December 30, 2016, a person or persons burglarized the business, located at 399 Sun Valley Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska and stole several firearms. ATF is working with the Lincoln Police Department to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email, or contact ATF through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the Reportit® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which the NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed retailers. ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at


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