Law enforcement has long considered America’s federally licensed firearms retailers to be its partners in combating the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. Earlier today, those sentiments were again realized when a Killeen, Texas gun dealer, Guns Galore LLC, notified law enforcement of a suspect purchaser. Soon after the call to police was made, Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier, was picked-up and arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood. At the time of his arrest, Abdo was found with weapons and explosives.
Guns Galore is no stranger to working cooperatively with law enforcement. Just a few months back the FFL worked with ATF on a straw purchasing bust that netted 21 arrests.
When asked why he notified police of the suspicious buyer today, the retailer simply stated, “an obligation to ensure the safety of our community.”
Well said. And well done.