SHOCK: Man obtains 17 firearms in less than two minutes without background check

To listen to President Obama and his gun ban extremist friends tell it, all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) literally says that by mandating "universal" background checks we can "guarantee that criminals, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill and others are denied unchecked access to guns." (emphasis added).

Apparently someone forgot to tell a thief who drove a stolen truck through the front of a firearms retailer that the law which mandates background checks in that gun store meant that he was "guaranteed" not to get access to the guns inside.

From WHIO (CBS Dayton):

The crime began in Springfield just before 3 a.m. at the Muffler Warehouse, 1111 N. Belmont Ave., where a man broke into the business and stole keys to a red Ford pickup truck parked outside for repairs.

The culprit then drove the truck across the county to the Fox Shooting Loft, 8300 Dayton Springfield Road, outside of Enon. The driver smashed the truck through the front glass doors of the business and into a glass display case.

Surveillance video at the gun shop shows the thief, who appears to be a white man acting alone, Kelly said.

The man pulled a duffle bag from the truck and loaded 17 handguns from the store into the bag. The guns included 9 mm, .40, .45 and .380 caliber handguns, [Clark County Sheriff Gene] Kelly said...

Earlier coverage by WHIO reported that deputies were on scene within two minutes.

According to Sheriff Kelly, the person behind the crime planned his heist, and the sophistication of the crime indicates the suspect might have done this before. He predicts the guns "will quickly be sold or traded on the streets in the Miami Valley."

“They will go to individuals most likely who cannot buy them legally — people with criminal histories, people who will use them for violence,” the sheriff is quoted as saying.

How can this be? President Obama, the CSGV and their ilk claim all we have to do to stop criminals from getting guns - the way that we can "guarantee" they don't - is to pass another law. Never mind that it there is a law in place prohibiting the theft of that truck, there is a law in place prohibiting the thief from driving it through the front of that store, there is a law in place prohibiting the thief from stealing those guns, and there are more laws in place prohibiting the thief from selling them.

And yet they want the American people to think that a law requiring that a background check be performed on every sale would make the people buying these guns from this thief on the street say, "I wish I could, but we need to do a background check first."

The president and his friends aren't worried about this criminal's stolen guns, and the fact that their laws wouldn't affect them make that obvious. What they are worried about is YOUR guns, which is why their proposals DO focus on you.

Detectives are asking anyone who might have information about the theft to call them at 937-521-2050.

“We need their help and support to get these individuals and keep these gun from reaching the streets,” Kelly told WHIO.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are each offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

Additional Information:

WBNS (CBS Columbus) - Gun Theft Concern: A local gun theft trend has victims worried about more to come

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