Skip to comments.East Windsor gun store raided after man caught stealing rifle (is this an air rifle?)
Posted on 01/20/2013 1:02:50 PM PST by FR_addict
East Windsor gun store under fire after man caught stealing rifle
EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) - A gun store in East Windsor where at least one of the weapons used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was sold was raided Thursday night.
Adam Lanza had two pistols and the AR-15 when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning, and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds, killing 20 children and six adults. Before the school shooting, he shot his mother four times.
Riverview Gun Sales is the same store where police believe a different man stole an assault weapon and was trying to carry out a similar attack.
In a video obtained by Eyewitness News, Jordan Marsh, 26, of South Windsor, can be seen stealing an AR-15 with a scope just four days earlier.
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The video on the right above the story is 3:06 minutes long and is the one that shows the man stealing the gun. The news calls it an AR 15, but is it an AR-15 air rifle? 1:06 and 1:51 on this video shows the man walking out with the red capped rifle.
A video is also posted here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpn1U_2MLYM
Is that an AR 15 air rifle? If you look it has a red cap on the gun. You can see the red cap in both views.
I was told that the red cap usually signifies an air rifle. An air rifle would make more sense why they had them out where any one could grab it and walk out of the store.
Every gun store owner, gun manufacturer, and gun enthusiast needs to come to states where you’re welcome. The states are a force to be reckoned with and will be stronger if conservative, freedom loving patriots consolidated.
Red cap signifies cap gun and airsoft guns.
Airsoft guns fire plastic pellets.
Stings, can put out an eye, that’s about it.
What’s with the orange tip on the end of the barrel?
I’m saving up about 6 months of money to make that move.
I would pump gas if I had to. I’m out of the NE but I faced myself with a 2 hour (each way) commute to do so.
Crossman R34 soft air rifle.
Red cap will only shoot blanks. Take it off, and it'll shoot 223 rounds.
Here come the over the top, hysteric federal raids. WOOPIE!
I’ve never heard of a gun retailer with this rate of firearm theft.
Something is very wrong here.
It looks like most of the guns were stolen by this one individual too.
“Police said Riverview Gun Sales had no idea the AR-15 Marsh stole was missing. Management at the store didn’t know about 11 guns that Marsh had allegedly stolen last year until they were notified by detectives.”
Many gun stores, big chains and the little ones, have used long guns on customer accessible racks. New and the more valuable long guns are usually on racks behind the counter. All keep handguns in locked cases.
I don’t know why this store in the article had so many missing firearms. A lifted handgun should be noticed at closing as most stores do a count of the handguns in the glass cases. Most stores keep a watch on the exit door so walking out with a long gun is usually spotted. All long guns on racks or in backroom boxes should be counted monthly.
The feds come down on you if you have too many missing without paperwork.
Oh. Sorry. Didn't watch the video. Just knew a red cap shot blanks.
Let me go way out on a limb here.....
“Gay prostitute payoff to look the other way”?
Somebody had be be letting this happen on purpose.
Something is very wrong here.”
It was raided by the ATF, the same outfit who brought us “Fast and Furious.”
I was thinking more along the lines of informant, who did what he was requested.
No FFL dealer in his right mind would be that sloppy about inventory control.
Welcome to Riverview Gun Sales
We are one of Connecticut's largest gun dealers! For many years, Riverview Gun Sales has been offering exceptional values on quality firearms and accessories. In the past couple years we moved our store and our inventory to our new larger and more convenient location. We offer some of the lowest everyday prices and will try to beat other stores so called sale prices. Please browse our website and if you have any questions please email us or call us at (860) 370-9939. Also do not be a stranger and come see our store which is located at 4 Prospect Hill Road East Windsor, CT 06088.
I'm calling BS on this one. No such a thing.
I'm calling BS on this one. No such a thing.
This gun dealer is supposedly one of the largest in the state. It’s hard to believe they would be jeopardizing their business with sloppy inventory.
It looks like they had their license pulled:
Sources: Gun store had federal firearms license pulled after raid
That’s why I’m looking for answers.
Shootin’ in the dark!
SCARY, SCARY times. All predicted by FR's own Matthew Bracken.
Yeah, maybe red - looks like a toy gun with that tip
orange tip means its NOT capable of firing ammo that is used in a “regular” gun.
Airsoft, bee bee, water have orange tips.
Blank cartridges are frequently used in the military to allow realistic training exercises.
Rifles such as AR-15s and M-14s are gas-operated semi-automatic. The expanding gases which propel the bullet down the barrel are used to retract the bolt, eject the used shell casing, and load another live cartridge into the chamber, making the rifle ready to fire with another trigger pull.
These rifles have a small hole near the muzzle which directs gas into the space in the rifle where the expanding gases create the force to actuate the bolt.
In an M-14, and probably an AR-15 as well, the pressure created by a normal cartridge is sufficient to operate the mechanism, but the pressure provided by a BLANK cartridge is often not enough (because the gas starts venting from the muzzle immediately and less powder is used in blank ammo) and the rifle will tend not to cycle properly when firing blanks.
The solution that I am familiar with was used with an M-14 and was called a "blank-firing adapter". This was a device which attached to the muzzle and blocked much of the gas from venting so that the pressure would be higher when firing blanks and the rifle would cycle properly.
A serious problem would develop if a soldier neglected to remove the adapter and attempted to fire real ammunition, probably resulting in destruction of the rifle and great potential for injury.
For this reason, the adapters are made somewhat larger than necessary to do the job and they are painted bright red.
Sorry, but your post is way off the point.
The point is that “Airsoft” rifles cannot fire bullets, blanks or not. They fire 5mm plastic pellets.
Fine. If you see what looks like an AR-15 with something red on the end of the muzzle, then you should just assume that it is an airsoft gun.
In my case, I will be open to the possibility that it is a true AR-15 equipped with a blank-firing adapter.
Perhaps that is the point that the other poster was trying to make to you.
The butt of the gun he is carrying out looks more like the Crosman airsoft rifles than an AR 15. Have you looked at the video? They show the guy taking the gun from different angles on two surveillance videos.
Neither of the two guns they show on the table are the gun that he took out of the store.
Something is very wrong here.....Great businessman, huh? Never reported to his insurance Company? HMMM.