Skip to comments.Assault rifles stolen from Chicago rail yard (Oh ooh)
Posted on 05/10/2014 12:04:03 PM PDT by Red Steel
Armed and extremely dangerous. Some heavy weapons have fallen into the wrong hands in Chicago and police desperately want to get them back.
Perhaps ironically, these semi-automatic rifles are very similar to what police themselves use. Thirteen of them were stolen from a train parked in Englewood complete with their high-capacity 30-round magazines.
Special Agent Tom Ahern, ATF:Theyre high-capacity rifles. Theyre very dangerous when theyre in the wrong hands.
The Smith and Wesson M and P 15 Sport Rifle virtually identical to the M-4 assault rifle U.S. troops use at war, police use to keep the peace; or citizens use to create chaos, in the AR-15 Bushmaster Incarnation. Thats the now-infamous weapon used in the massacre at sandy hook elementary school.
Sometime between Sunday and Tuesday, 13 of them were grabbed from a shipment of 50, from a Norfolk Southern freight container parked at this Englewood rail yard.
Community Activist Andrew Holmes: Im demanding that a thorough investigation be done and the security firm thats here be removed until this case is resolved just in case this was an inside job.
Investigators seem to feel otherwise, that the crooks had no idea what they were taking. Its not a security firm that works here, but Norfolk Southerns own police force, now working with Chicago police and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms to get the guns back
They fire whats known as a NATO bullet essentially military caliber 5.56 millimeter and while they dont ship with those bullets; they do ship with magazines that carry 30 of them at a time, firing them off as fast as you can pull the trigger.
Tom Ahern And were just hoping that these guns dont get in the hands of more violent offenders that are gonna use them in crimes.
They were just passing through on a train from Smith and Wessons factory in Springfield, Massachusetts to a licensed dealer in Minnesota.
What has law enforcement and politicians here so concerned is that these are exactly the kind of weapons and magazines theyre trying to keep off the streets of Chicago.
That would be STANDARD capacity trolls.
this type of event always preceeds a city election where a left winger is running for office. see nyc, Miami, la, Chicago etc.
This guy is a real gun scribe, huh? Like Jeff Cooper and Jack O’Connor.
Absolutely, and 20 rounds for 7.62.
Sinaloa preferred. They own Chicago, having purchased it from a Kenyan.
This sure reads like satire, or they’ve got some *really* flaky people in Chicago.
Nope. No bias there.
But they are NOT dangerous when they are in the hands of that wonderful government that we can trust so completely eh? Crapola!!!
The writing reeks.
I’m not any kind of gun expert but I’m pretty sure that “heavy weapons” are things like mortars and M.-2s
Yes, this guy evidently thinks that “citizens” = “wrong hands”
Wasn't that proven false?
What a dolt. Obvious answer—————ban transporting these evil articles of war through the state of ILLinoise by any mode of transport. In fact, any aircraft transporting these items would be prohibited from flying in ILLinoise air space as well. In fact, any spacecraft with these items on board may not orbit over ILLinoise. See. Simple.
Horsecrap. Holder's Peeps couldn't afford any AR-15 type target rifles and any idiot can tell you, you will be seen carrying a rifle out in the open.
Notice the author never indicates where the guns were being shipped to or who the customer is? My money is on the BLM in Nevada.
The article said they were headed to a licensed dealer in Minnesota.
“They were just passing through on a train from Smith and Wessons factory in Springfield, Massachusetts to a licensed dealer in Minnesota.”
No no no. Not since the Wizards of Smart like Ted O’Baxter started calling any long gun larger than 22LR a “Heavy Weapon”.
5.56mm and .223 now qualify as (Gasp) heavy weapons.
Next on the agenda is to move the bar down to 17 caliber.
Damn, there goes my .177 pellet rifle.
I think those weapons are just as Dangerous in the “Right Hands”as they are in the wrong hands.
When in the “Right Hands”The citizenry can be killed under color of law and the Perp can get away with it.
I wish this were not the case but it is.
HOWEVER! I am impressed that the hyperbolic author actually used the correct term for the ammunition magazine. This has to be one of the first times I’ve heard an anti-gun reporter not say “clip” when referring to a magazine. This reporter would be shocked to find the cache of sunken weapons all over the nation.
13 rifles stolen in Chicago, this could to violence in the renowned liberal city of peace. < /S > (if anybody needed the *off sarcasm* tag)
For those of you from Rio Linda:
A bullet is to a cartridge as flour is to bread or as cement is to concrete, etc. Multiple cartridges are known as ammunition. Multiple bullets are known as lots of bullets.
Cartridges are an assembly that consists of a shellcase, propellant powder, primer and bullet. Bullets are those little thingies that are expelled from a firearm and travel down range until they reach a target or the ground.
Yep.. So much that was reported was later said to be false. But Leftists do not care about facts.. They run with the story that fits their agenda best.
My thoughts exactly!
Not to mention there is something very fishy about this story.
The train was parked in South Side Englewood, ranked around 5th in violent crime among Chicago's 77 community areas.
Well, they just have to do is stake out all the ammo shops and when some dudes come in to purchase large quantities of rounds for these guns, voila!....theft is solved.
I am so Sherlock Holmes-ish.
The is so much technically wrong and inaccurate with this written article.
It makes absolutely no sense at all.
Clearly written as a Anti 2nd Amendment hit piece.
Damn,thats some dangerous fire power there , /s
Any aircraft transporting any such OBJECT OF EVIL, regardless of how many passengers are aboard, should be shot down immediately, and any surviving passengers killed.
Derek Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Jennifer Hudson (singer and actress) and Chaka Khan (singer and songwriter) came from Englewood.
The place is riddled with gangs and violent crimes of all kinds.
So, just curious, did “they” just start breaking in to any old boxcar and were just “lucky” enough to get in to this one by “accident”?
Actually, the S&W M&P 15 Sport rifle is quite reasonably priced. I recently bought one for $641.00 before fees and taxes. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter I was carrying it in a canoe and, like many other FReepers, suffered a Tragic Boating Accident. Now I can only imagine the pleasures of shooting it.
No no no. Not since the Wizards of Smart like Ted OBaxter started calling any long gun larger than 22LR a Heavy Weapon. 5.56mm and .223 now qualify as (Gasp) heavy weapons. Next on the agenda is to move the bar down to 17 caliber. Damn, there goes my .177 pellet rifle.
I believe "heavy" weapons originally meant belt-fed automatic machine guns which required, at least, 2 infantrymen to break down, carry (along with the ammo boxes), and assemble/ operate in the field. Think of the WWII M1919 Browning cal. 30-06 and M2 Browning cal. .50. Don't really know what today's infantry equivalent is, e.g.,the SAW.
Mortars, bazookas (or whatever equivalent missile launcher infantrymen use today), and RPGs, while "heavy" are classified as close-in support explosive ordinances.
One of our “allies” south of Israel lost 20-40000 form a warehouse. I guess fast and furious did not work all the way up to Chicago.
Just dawned on me when you mentioned the blm and NV. I got a feelin’ that hairy screed will blame it on............ The Koch brothers. They’re responsible for ALL evil that occurs in this country according to brain damaged hairy.
That’s redundant...no? Every LIB is a “pantywaist”.
Indeed, those of us who are members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadrons must redouble our boating safety efforts to prevent and more such Tragic Boating accidents, especially when they involve firearms. We FReepers seem particularly prone to suffering such horrible tragedies while transporting “military grade assault weapons.”
About a year or so ago someone posted a “Chicago Sun Times” article about an interview with a Chicago gang banger where he said one way they get their weapons is by robberies much like this one. Only trouble is one of those rifles is a lot larger and more awkward than the hand guns they prefer.
I read that in my best Al Sharpton voice.
Especially in Englewood, and so sad. About 65 years ago I had a totally vile experience having a tonsiectomy at the Englewood Hospital, AKA Englglewood Butcher Palace. Back then there was even a private, quite POSH, Englewood Country Club. Tragic how things often change, far too often for the worse.
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