Help from Members on Stolen Guns
[June 6, 2017] Sgt. Chris
Stang is seeking the help of OGCA members on
recovering seven stolen guns. He is a
detective with the Findlay Township Police
Department located in Clinton, Pennsylvania
(Allegheny County), just outside of Pittsburgh.
Over the past year, he has been investigating a
theft of eight guns from a home in his jurisdiction
and recently acquired information that the guns
"may" have possibly been sold to someone in Ohio.
One gun has been recovered and he is seeking help on
recovering the other seven. The guns are as
#1. Colt AR Rifle -
5.56 cal. M2 with Synthetic stock, Serial# 32659.
#2. Marlin 336C - .35
cal. lever action with Wood stock, Serial# P31556
#3. Springfield 1911 -
.45 cal. pistol with matte finish and wood grips,
#4. Ruger Blackhawk -
.44 cal. pistol, blued with wood grips, Serial#
#5. Colt - .44 cal.
Wiley Clapp pistol, blued with black plastic grips,
#6. Springfield Armory -
.30 cal. M-1 Garand rifle, grey metal with wood
stock, Serial# 3579161
#7. Springfield Armory -
.308 cal. M1A rifle, Serial# 096896
with information should contact:
Sgt. Chris Stang, Findlay Township Police Dept.,
1271 Route 30, PO Box W.Clinton, PA 15026
724-695-1300 office, 724-601-5424 cell,
OGCA member, Sandy Brady, urges
fellow members to go to
www.elephantprotection.org for the most
up-to-date information on the proposed
announced in past OGCA newsletters.
For more information see
related articles, below.
Tusk to Tusk; This is our Battle Too
Director Tim Inwood
When you go into an art museum
frequently it will have a small firearm display.
Surprising? Not really, as guns are frequently objects
that artists have lavished loving hard work on with
ornate engraving, gold, silver and ivory inlay if not
full ivory stocks. You see, even those who may not like
guns can still appreciate guns when they are done as
One thing I love about the Ohio Gun
Collector Association shows is the antique firearms
displays; many are embellished with engraving and ivory.
Itís a delight to the eyes. But this is true of modern
firearms too and that is the purpose of my article
today: to draw your attention to yet another back door
way the Obama administration is attacking our gun
rights. He is going after our ornate guns now.
Via the Interior Departmentís US Fish
and Wildlife division, a new war is being waged on the
ownership of ivory in the United States. Now even if you
favor a ban on the hunting of elephants for ivory I ask
you to bear with me. What is particularly galling about
the new regulations is that it would make it illegal to
sell ivory that is less than 100 years old. That means
if you have an old family heirloom or bought a piano
with ivory keys, flatware with ivory handles, statues,
scrimshaw tusks, jewelry or yes even gun stocks with
ivory, unless you can prove it was made prior to 1914
you can not sell it.
Does that make any sense? To trap
people who currently own ivory and tell them they cannot
sell what is theirs and at this moment is a legal thing
to own? It takes something of value and makes it
worthless contraband. If you condemn property it must be
compensated by law. It will also deny our ability to
purchase a firearm with ivory on it that was made after
1914. This is an affront to not only private property
rights its clearly an assault on our Second Amendment
rights. We must jealously guard our liberty and any
attack on any component used on a firearm is a battle we
must engage in and fight tenaciously. These actions, by
this government, in this supposed land of the free is an
There is something in the law called
"Ex Post Facto". The Latin translates as "From a thing
done afterward", in this case taking and retroactively
criminalizing a product which was previously legal.
There are actually two clauses in our US Constitution
that prohibit this, Article 1 sections 9 and 10. Sadly
our Constitution is oft ignored these days as we see
this administration and various States abusing our
constitutional protections and retroactively banning
guns previously legal and forcing owners to register or
turn them in, often with no compensation. As I write
this folks in New York and Connecticut are facing such
The other thing that galls me, and
this is also true with gun bans, that having made the
legal item illegal the government is offering no
compensation for the now contraband item. Its just
illegal and you have to soak up the loss. I ask, is that
fair? No. Itís also not fair to ask tax payers to have
to pay for things someone in the government with some
private agenda wants to ban.
I know not many of us own ivory
stocked guns, but in my view this is still part of our
fight. Yet another blow to our liberty at the hands of
an unjust administration that is hell bent on pushing
their agenda of fundamental change of America. Donít sit
in silence and take this, friends. Get involved and call
your members of Congress and demand they stop the
Interior Departmentís actions against ivory now. While
you are at it also ask them to protect and defend our
Second Amendment rights from this administration too.
Our rights and freedoms are slowly ebbing away from us
daily; do your part to stop this insidious assault on
our rights and liberty.
Below you will find the websites that
will take you to the House and Senate web pages where
you can contact your Representative and both of your US
Director, Tim Inwood, is the current Legislative
Liaison and Past President of the Clinton County Farmers
and Sportsmen Association, an Endowment Member of the
NRA, Republican Central Committeeman for Chester
Township A in Clinton County, and a volunteer for
Buckeye Firearms Association.
Ban Public Address, March
22-23, 2014 Wilmington,
Ohio by Sandra Brady
FELLOW OGCA members: Some of you
are aware of the new ivory ban Pres. Obama proposed as
an executive order on Feb 11, 2014. I believe this is a
ďaround the cornerĒ attack on your 2nd
amendment rights. If this ban goes into effect as
proposed, it will be essentially a 100% ban. Nearly all
ivory sales will be illegal and they want to make it a
felony offence. Even intrastate commerce- that is sales
with in your own state will be ďprohibited unless the
seller can demonstrate the item was lawfully imported
prior to the 1990 international ban.Ē How do you
demonstrate when an item was imported? This is an
It doesnít matter if you have a
matchlock with ivory inlays; a 1911 with ivory grips, a
cased gun with ivory accessories, even a double barrel
with an ivory bead. IF THIS BAN GOES INTO EFFECT AS
WRITTEN when you sell the items you invested your hard
earned dollars in, you could be arrested for wildlife
trafficking. Friends, you and I are not wildlife
traffickers- we invested in a LEGAL COMMODITY that has
NEVER required any paper work. We have to stop, or at
least slow this thing down. We can do that together.
Write letters, or better yet pick up the phone and call
your congressman, the NRA and AARP. Explain to them that
this ivory ban not only wonít save the remaining
elephants OR stop poaching, but it WILL penalize law
abiding Americans like you. It will devalue your
collections AND it will make you a criminal when you try
to sell them.
Sandra Brady is a well know scrimshander and member of
OGCA for over 3 decades. She welcomes your
comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE IS A FACT SHEET the
Whitehouse put out of their intentions:
This link answers questions about
the fact sheet:
November 11, 2013: The
following guns were stolen from a member in Medina, Ohio on
November 11, 2013. Your assistance is needed in this crime.
Contact Sgt. Chad Meyers of the Medina County Sheriffs office at 330.6725.0028 with
any information. Click for pdf
A member's grandmothers home was burglarized in
Athen's County. Among the items stolen was a Smith
and Wesson Model 60-7 Lady Smith .38 spl. revolver S.N
BFP2816. Replacement grips. It has great
sentimental value. Contact OGCA and reference Charles
December 2010 - Mankato, MN,
Stolen Gun Alert from Mankato, Minnesota
National Guard Armory. Almost 90 firearms were
stolen 12/1/2010 from the armory. Mankato Police
need your help (507) 387-8780. For a complete list
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