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'Assault rifles' roam Chicago streets, terrify cops

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McCarthy said Chicago Police are working with the ATF to find the guns and used the conference to call for stricter gun control laws.

“Safeguarding firearms is something that is incredibly important to prevent them from being stolen and
hitting the streets
,” said McCarthy.

The rifles stolen last week were Smith & Wesson AR-15 assault rifles. They come equipped with 30-round magazine clips capable of firing 5.56mm "NATO round" ammunition. McCarthy believes the guns “are right here in this community.”


From: Chicago's Police Chief Not Surprised By Assault Rifle Theft - Chicagoist - May 13, 2014

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$10,000 reward for 13 rifles... that's $770 per rifle. Hm. Gotta wonder if the National Shooting Sports Foundation really wants to be in bed with the ATF. Even on this.

Reward offered in Ill. stolen assault rifle case - SF Gate - May 20, 2014


Authorities say a $10,000 reward is available for information in the theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles stolen from a freight train container at a Chicago rail yard.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Chicago police and the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced the reward Tuesday. The money will go for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the thefts. The ATF is offering $5,000 and the NSSF is offering a $5,000 match. The NSSF is a trade association for the firearms industry.

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13 more AR-15's or similar in Chicago.... Does that bring the total there to 14? Seriously, is this so bad that it's worth $10K?


Sheesh. It will likely cost $10K in labor alone to hire people to process the bogus claims that are sure to result from people who want the $10K.


Likely lots of people will be busted on this deal  Many won't know what a "Smith & Wesson M&P Sport Rifle" looks like and will turn in their difficult cousins who have an H&R .22 wheelgun or some such -- just for a shot at the money-pot.

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LOL... the M&P Sport is easy to pick out if you know what you're looking at. It's the only mass produced AR15 upper without a forward assist and no dust cover but has a brass deflector bump.


Oh wait, I think they're already on sale on armslist!!






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