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Firearms industry matches ATF reward In Sage Township, Mich. assault & firearms theft

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, has offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the March 18 assault on a federally licensed firearms retailer and the theft of firearms from his store, Guns and Stuff, in Sage Township, Gladwin County, Mich. This potential reward matches a $5,000 reward offer by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

According to ATF and the Gladwin County Sheriff Department, the store owner was “savagely attacked and is in critical condition” and several firearms were stolen from him. ATF and the Gladwin County Sheriff Department are investigating the theft and are seeking information from the public that would lead to the identification of those responsible.

The matching reward payment by NSSF will be granted only following payment of the initial ATF reward, which is up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crimes.

Any information regarding this crime should be reported by calling the Gladwin County Sheriff Department Detective Bureau at 989-426-9248, the ATF Flint Field Office at 810-341-5710, or the ATF hotline: 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867)

The ATF hotline is toll-free, and all information will be treated confidentially. Callers will remain anonymous upon request.

For any questions about the assault or the theft of these firearms, please contact ATF or the Gladwin County Sheriff Department at one of the numbers listed above.

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About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.