Four Arrested After AR-15 Rifles Disappear

Posted on: 9:24 pm, October 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:15pm, October 23, 2013

(Memphis) The AR-15 rifle has gotten a lot of attention over the past few years due to its use in several high profile crimes and shootings.

The AR-15 fires one bullet per trigger pull and is considered a semi-automatic weapon.

It’s the same type of gun used in the Aurora Theater shooting.

A truck load of them left a factory in Connecticut two weeks ago, but when they got to Shreveport, Louisiana, a pallet full of the rifles was missing.

Sixty-three of the weapons disappeared somewhere between Connecticut and Louisiana.

It’s possible they are on the streets of Memphis.

Law enforcement in our area said they haven’t been tipped off of anything just yet.

Authorities in Louisiana have arrested four men who were in charge of getting the weapons where they were going safely.

It’s unclear where in Louisiana the 63 weapons were headed.

You can buy an AR-15 almost anywhere.

9 comments

  • Dr.JSnow says:

    Do people really use these for hunting? What do they hunt with them? Last time I checked there were no wild elephants, tigers and bears in Memphis or Tennessee.

    • Nonya Bidness says:

      You would not go after an elephant, tiger or bear with an AR-15 unless you wanted to get killed. The AR-15 bullet is about the same size as a .22. People get crazy about these guns because they look like military rifles and are semi-automatic.

    • Joe Williams says:

      There are plenty of wild animals on the loose in Memphis…

    • jimmy says:

      its not the guns that kill people kill , more people are killed in auto accidents than with guns each year, lets ban cars

      • MsMeg says:

        Or maybe lets just put people who want to operate guns through the same scrutiny as we put people who want to drive cars.

        The difference is that cars aren’t specifically designed to kill.

    • MsMeg says:

      Some use use them to target shoot. But as far as hunting, they are really only intended for hunting people.

  • Bozzo the Clown says:

    dey just be doing der thang, I reckon

  • becky says:

    they are great for hunting coyote and target shooting.

  • billrow says:

    The second amendment isn’t about hunting.

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