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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Contact: Michael Knight

ATF Offers Reward In Gun Store Burglary

ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Huntsville Firearms Theft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Huntsville Police Department 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 JC Guns and Tackle, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).  ATF is offering a reward in the amount of up to $3,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $6,000.  This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.  ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

On Aug 31, 2014, the JC Guns and Tackle, 1650 Jordan Lane, Huntsville, was burglarized and a total of more than 100 firearms were reported stolen to the Huntsville Police Department.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867).

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry.  More information about ATF and its programs is available at




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