Top. Man. Lost Rifle Edition


Boy that is embarrassing. In Virginia no less. A few states have politicians who want to hold you accountable if you have a gun stolen and it is used in a crime. Do you think that would apply to Top Men who let their rifles get swiped?

PETERSBURG, Va. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the theft of a police rifle stolen from the trunk of a Petersburg Police vehicle.

There should be a $2500 reward for info that leads to the arrest of ATF agents who were part of Fast &Furious ..

The theft occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20.

Police say the suspect broke into a Petersburg Police vehicle that was located in the Walnut Hill neighborhood. “Broke into” More like opened the unlocked door I’m betting.

The department-issued rifle is described as a black AR-style rifle with a red-dot sight mounted on the top and pistol grip attached. A photo provided by the ATF shows a similar firearm. Look how evil!

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Rifle similar in appearance

The ATF Washington Field Division is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest or for any information that leads to the recovery of the firearm.

“Possessing a stolen firearm is a federal crime and ATF and our partners at the Petersburg Bureau of Police are asking the public for their help,” said Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Washington Field Division. “Firearms obtained through illegal means are a threat to the safety of our communities. We urge anyone with information to come forward and assist investigators with recovering this firearm and finding who did this. The last bit of that paragraph could be used to describe the actions of the ATF itself.


  1. “Do you think that would apply to Top Men who let their rifles get swiped?”

    That would be the Branch Davidians’ fault, Shawn.

  2. I’m never going to understand the mentality that even begins to think that it’s perfectly alright to leave a loaded weapon unattended in an unsecured vehicle. At a minimum, if you’re going to leave a weapon in a police vehicle at home, it needs to be in a secure garage that puts at least three layers of security between the weapon and the potential thief–The garage structure itself, the vehicle, and the locked-in weapon. By rights, those vehicles ought to have a vault built in that can only be accessed by the authorized user, whether biometric or whatever else is available and makes sense.

    This BS of parking a vehicle outside the home, with weapons in it? No ‘effing way that should be authorized, and if they are travelling, the weapons need to go into their motel/hotel room with them, just the way we did when travelling armed in the Army. Leaving a weapon in a vehicle unattended ought to be a damn career-ender, period.

    Kate Steinle ring any bells for anyone? The so-called “Federal Agent” who left that pistol in his vehicle to be stolen should have been up there on the defense stand, right alongside that illegal alien who pulled the trigger. And, the Feds should have been held financially liable, just like I guarantee you the private citizen in that same situation would have been.


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