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Update on Greensburg, Kansas

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Last week, NRA reported that we were investigating allegations of gun confiscation in the aftermath of the tornado that ravaged Greensburg, Kansas.  NRA received a number of phone calls from troubled NRA members in Greensburg who were concerned that law enforcement had inappropriately removed firearms from their homes after the deadly tornadoes.  In response, NRA sent representatives to Greensburg to gather as much information as possible, spoke with area law enforcement and local elected officials to determine what had transpired. 

 

After investigating these complaints, there was no evidence of any illegal gun confiscations or seizures.  However, there were firearms recovered by law enforcement that are now in the process of being returned.

 

Gun owners whose firearms were recovered by area law enforcement may claim them at the “gun trailer”, located east of Davis Park on the north side of U.S. 54.  Please bring proper identification.  The trailer is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday until all firearms are returned.

 

NRA will continue to monitor the situation in Greensburg, and we will remain vigilant in investigating any future complaints of illegal gun confiscation wherever it may happen.  If your firearms were recovered by law enforcement following the tornado in Greensburg and you have any trouble retrieving your firearms, please call us at 1-800-392-8683.
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