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Gun Theft Ring Busted in New Jersey

A couple of New Jersey cargo handlers, working for FedEX, were busted by the feds for stealing guns being shipped to a New Jersey based importer.  The guns were sold on the streets of Newark, East Orange, and Jersey City.

Surely Bryan Miller will find some way to pin this on Pennsylvania’s lax gun laws.

11 Responses to “Gun Theft Ring Busted in New Jersey”

  1. Robert says:

    Here’s a quote from the article:

    “Investigators say 28-year-old Patrick Dolan of Keyport worked at a FedEx facility in Eatontown, where he allegedly stole 146 guns being shipped from a manufacturer in Argentina to an importer in New Jersey.”

    I’ll bet that most, if not all, of those guns were Bersa Thunder-380’s, which are sort-of cheap clones of the Walther PPK. For whatever reason, the thugs and the drug dealers seem to like their .380’s, even though they are not really all that great as self-defense pistols.

  2. thirdpower says:

    This isn’t uncommon. UPS ‘lost’ my Dragunov until they were threatened w/ the BATFE. They ‘found’ it 5 minutes later.

  3. Wyatt Earp says:

    Unbelievable. And they would have been flowing through the streets in minutes . . .

  4. Jim W says:

    What did you threaten them with?

  5. Sebastian says:

    Robert:

    I would bet on that too. I believe Bersa’s importer is in New Jersey too.

  6. Robert says:

    Wyatt Earp: If you read the article carefully, it seems that these 146 stolen guns have already “flowed” through the streets, soon to be misused in god only knows how many criminal hands.

    So much for New Jersey’s pending “one gun a month” law….when governor seatbelt signs it into law, I’m sure there will be a whole lot more media coverage on that story than this one.

  7. Don says:

    Wait a minute, I thought the bad guys in Jersey all got their guns through the “gun show loophole” and bulk “straw purchases”. That’s what Bryan Miller of Ceasefire New Jersey says, right?

  8. Maybe Carolyn “What’s a barrel shroud” McCarthy should amend her H. R. 6676 to require background checks for shipping company employees, too.

  9. kaveman308 says:

    Kinda makes ya wonder about the Brady claim about dealers reporting gobs of guns as “lost or stolen.”

    Perhaps they were lost or stolen before the dealer even had them.

  10. Pete says:

    I once shipped a disassembled black powder gun with UPS, and when I was asked to describe the box contents for the paperwork, I just said it was machinery parts. I later learned that the whole gun arrived safely at its destination with no signs of tampering on the box.

    I guess that all of these handguns which were stolen from their FedEX shipments had to be designated as being firearms on the FedEX paperwork for legal reasons, which to me seems just a bit stupid. It’s almost like putting a label on each box which says, “I’m a firearm, steal me!”

  11. John Hardin says:

    “machine parts” covers a multitude of sins…

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