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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Nathan Banks, PIO
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

ATF and the Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Macon, Firearms Theft

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

ATF is investigating the theft of firearms that occurred in the early morning hours on April 5th, at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry on Mercer University Drive locations in Macon, Ga.

The Sixty unaccounted-for firearms pose a potential danger to our communities and quality of life. We are soliciting the public's assistance with any information that leads to those responsible.

"ATF takes this crime very seriously," said Special Agent in Charge Robert Davis, Jr. "ATF is committed to preventing firearms trafficking, which is a serious offense resulting in significant federal prison time for those responsible."

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF Gun Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867). Callers may remain anonymous.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in violent crimes involving firearms and regulating the firearms industry. More information on ATF can be found at

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