ATF takes down Colorado crews

The ATF arrested 17 members of crews suspected of stealing hundreds of firearms from Colorado gun shops.

So far in 2017, over 400 guns have been stolen in Colorado, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Arrests for those thefts have been made in connection to burglaries at several gun shops across the state, including South Platte Tactical gun store in Adams County, Top Dollar Pawn Shop in El Paso County, Best Way Sales in Baca County, Shooter Ready in Jefferson County, Dragon Arms in El Paso County, and Parker Arms in Jefferson County.

“These are no property crimes. These are life and death crimes. Stolen guns go straight into the hands of criminals, not hunters and target shooters,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer. “The people who bring this violence into our communities will be introduced to federal justice, up close and personal, for a long time.”

“Investigating these thefts is ATF’s top priority in Colorado,” added ATF Special Agent in Charge Debora Livingston. “We will be relentless. If someone is involved, we will find them. A potential ten-year prison sentence is a significant punishment for two minutes of crime.”

Among the stores burglarized was Dragon Arms, owned by Mel “Dragon Man” Bernstein, the self-proclaimed “most armed man in America.” On Aug. 27, while Berstein was out to dinner, four suspects allegedly stole his truck and crashed through an electrically charged fence and metal garage to get inside the premises. They nabbed multiple handguns, shotguns, and rifles and now face charges of firearms theft from a federal firearms licensee.

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source: http://www.guns.com/2017/10/11/atf-takes-down-colorado-crews-suspected-of-stealing-over-400-guns/

  • Gerry Costa

    I didn’t see any mention whether the criminals are American citizens or illegals or whatever which leads me to believe they are illegals that Colorado has welcomed into their state.

    • Ron C

      If it were American’s you can bet your last dollar they would have mentioned it…just saying!

    • James Brooks

      If they are White let them go they have a job to do.

      • Gerry Costa

        If they were white it would be splattered all over in the headlines.

  • abobinmn

    Alt-left domestic terrorists like Antifa, Black Lives Matter Sometimes and other America hating globalists? We have heard that these violent alt-left groups are acquiring weapons

  • L Cavendish

    Should be 5 years or more for EACH gun stolen…stack those sentences…
    need to release the names and photos of the arrested

    • James Brooks

      They won’t do that they are part of the DemoRat party at work.

  • Alan404

    The below appearing found in the text of the article. Given the past performance or lack thereof courtesy of the DOJ and ATF, Show Me, Don’t Tell Me. The past performance of the ATF, more completely The BATFE is less than trust building. When all is said and done, it’s really that simple. The ATF and DOJ have, simply put, Made To Many Messes In The Middle Of The Living Room Carpet. The above is noted with a degree of sadness and regret, but in this part of the world, it’s usually chilly in December.

    “These are no property crimes. These are life and death crimes.
    Stolen guns go straight into the hands of criminals, not hunters and
    target shooters,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer. “The people who
    bring this violence into our communities will be introduced to federal
    justice, up close and personal, for a long time.”

    “Investigating these thefts is ATF’s top priority in Colorado,” added
    ATF Special Agent in Charge Debora Livingston. “We will be relentless.
    If someone is involved, we will find them. A potential ten-year prison
    sentence is a significant punishment for two minutes of crime.”

    • Ron C

      I’ll believe it when I see it. But I won’t be holding my breath.

      • Alan404

        Like the man from Saint Louis was want to offer, Don’t Tell Me, Show Me. Otherwise, as blue is not my best color, I won’t be holding my breath either.

  • monongahela

    This is a racist move by the government. Nobody did anything to Eric Holder or Barack Obama when they were caught running guns to the Mexican drug cartels because obama and holder have black privilege.

    • Terry Butts

      If these criminals were white, US citizens or considered Christian this would be all over mainstream media with the usual abolish the 2nd amendment to prevent the crime and/or anti white, anti Christian rhetoric the media spouts. since it is not then obviously this was not about race or racist.

      While I do agree that the actions of Eric Holder and obama should have been prosecuted the only way that could happen is if the people the democrats put in power to protect them (judges, members of the fbi etc) are removed from office and hope the physical evidence was not destroyed by them.

      I recall several years back a sheriff tried to get warrants against certain officials in a city that were doing all sorts of illegal things he apparently went to a judge they had in their pocket because he declared the SHERIFF a danger to the PEOPLE removed him from office and allowed the evidence he had to be moved to an unsecured storage facility where it vanished. It was over a decade before the state authorities intervened when they finally took their corruption to far and they tried to embezzle tax funds that affected the state instead of just the local city or county.

  • jeff

    Possession of stolen guns is a crime in itself. Find these criminals and lock them up for the maximum sentence and then deport them if appropriate.

    • Ron C

      I’m pretty sure the liberal’s in Colorado are going to cut a deal with them…most likely will be a year in county jail to get their teeth fixed.

  • Ron C

    Must be the DACA kids, they were dreaming of making a lot of money selling those guns, I highly doubt they planned on paying taxes on the profit’s though…

    • MadderMax

      What if it turns out, as usual, that the gun thieves are actually WHITE METH HEADS? All of the racist fools on this post will then be shown for the idiots they are.

      • Ron C

        If they are white meth heads then they need to be treated like any other criminal…period!
        The shallow comment’s to skin color is do to the Liberal mind set that judges their world on skin tones….without any thought given character what so ever….!

  • AFGus

    These are the types of actions that “actually” help reduce gun violence. Law Enforcement catches “criminals” who steal firearms. This helps recover stolen firearms and gets “criminals” off the streets. In turn, the recovered stolen firearms never make it to the black market to be sold to “criminals”. This is what is known as “real common sense” actions to reduce gun violence, not creating “new” and “non-sensical” laws that will do nothing but impact the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens and make it so that they cannot defend themselves against “criminals”.

    • James Brooks

      Your Idea.lol

  • Steve Harper

    Don’t real American citizens get tired of liberals running all over their rights and committing all kinds of crimes with nothing ever being done to them or about them, We the people need to band to together and insist our government get back with in the constitutional bounds and start working for us again or else.

    • James Brooks

      The Whites are the only race who don’t stick together,even the White repubs don’t stick or help one another they are now trying to get our Great President Trump out of office maybe wanting another Black to ruin our Country.

      • MadderMax

        All of the white meth heads who have been caught red-handed stealing guns do tend to stick together – until the meth runs out.

    • MadderMax

      Real intelligent Americans do NOT vote for EITHER of the two billionaire-approved political parties they only vote Libertarian because Libertarians actually support the US Constitution, UNLIKE Democrats and Republicans.

      • Steve Harper

        What if your state has nothing but a republican and a democrat candidates? Then are you suggesting not voting at all?

  • Alan404

    Possible they are illegal aliens. If so, they should still suffer the full weight of the possible penalties specified for their crimes and then be booted the hell and gone out of this country, never under any circumstances, to return on pain of being executed if caught in this country.

    • James Brooks

      If they are Illegals the most that will happen to them is to be deported and then return to do it again,meanwhile the Dems will fight for them.

  • MadderMax

    To hear most people tell it, all of the racists are in Texas, but by reading this, it looks like they all moved to Colorado. Whoever is stealing guns MUST be thrown in prison for a very long time regardless of their skin color or political affiliation.