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Thu Jun 11, 2015, 08:40 PM

closing the railroad car loophole

An alleged thief and his fence have been charged in connection with the theft of more than 100 new guns from a freight train that was stopped overnight at a South Side rail yard in April, according to federal authorities.

Alexander Peebles, 44, and Warren Gates, 48, were charged in separate criminal complaints stemming from the April 12 robbery of the cargo train at 8000 S. South Chicago Ave., court records show.

The train was carrying 318 firearms from the Ruger factory in New Hampshire to Spokane, Wash., and had stopped in Chicago for the night, according to the charges. About 7 a.m. that day, a railroad employee noticed that several locks and seals on the train had been cut open, and police later found bolt cutters and a Ruger magazine in the yard.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-gun-theft-cargo-station-met-20150610-story.html

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gejohnston Jun 2015 OP
blueridge3210 Jun 2015 #1
ileus Jun 2015 #2
blueridge3210 Jun 2015 #3
Shamash Jun 2015 #4
Eleanors38 Jun 2015 #5
Shamash Jun 2015 #6

Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:00 PM

1. Wait,

 

I thought guns travelled by "pipeline" from states with "lax gun laws" to states with more stringent laws?

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 06:51 AM

2. All glock owners will tell you this is ok, that Ruger isn't a real gun company.

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Response to ileus (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 07:28 AM

3. Damn Skippy!

 

Don't they make "Super Soakers" or some such?

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Response to blueridge3210 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 08:39 AM

4. us HK owners know that Glockists know all about crappy guns :)

 

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:15 PM

5. Big odor of an inside job.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:26 PM

6. Agreed

 

But the "inside" is probably the rail yard. Shipping manifests and such. The first arrests were made because someone else burglarizing the trains got caught and snitched on the gun thieves, so breaking into freight cars is not an isolated incident there.

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