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Published: Monday, Sept. 23 2013 2:25 p.m. MDT

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A few days late and many dollars short.

Theft of even a single gun from a licensed dealer is a federal felony with some serious prison time. That is, if BATFE and the U.S. Attorney bother to prosecute the crooks. Their record of actually prosecuting a mere handful out of thousands of illegal attempts to purchase guns which are stopped by background checks indicates theya re not serious about disarming criminals.

Probably every on of those stolen guns from Roosevelt have been sold on the black market, probably to drug dealers or other violent thugs. Putting out a major reward (not $5,000 chump change in the drug trade) immediately may have gotten some leads, and kept the guns away from criminals.

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