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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 20, 2015
Contact: Michael Knight

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF, Firearms Industry seeking the public’s help in Hendersonville Firearms Theft

Hendersonville, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Hendersonville 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 for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Guns and Leather, a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $3000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $6000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearm industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.­­­­­­­­

On Nov. 15, 2015, the Guns and Leather, 600 W. Main Street, Hendersonville, was burglarized and a total of approximately 16 firearms were reported stolen to the Hendersonville 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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