GUN New Orleans Gun Store Raided/Shut Down/Seized

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  1. kill_turu_kill

    kill_turu_kill Turu the Terrible OT Supporter

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    I've bought two weapons from them in the past (~12 years ago), and they've sold an AR-15 and a .45 Spectre on consignment for me.... :noes: Supposedly, they were one of (if not THE) top volume gun stores in Louisiana.

    Be sure to read comments at the end of the article. :rofl:

    http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/05/east_jefferson_bureau_federal.html

    Federal agents this morning raided Elliot's Gun Shop in Old Jefferson, one of the busiest gun dealers in Louisiana, confiscating all its firearms, ammunition and business records and seizing the property.

    "This store will never operate again," said Robert Browning, assistant special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Louisiana.

    The store manager, Hermann Eicke, 65, was arrested at his home in Kenner, authorities said. Two employees, Timothy Harris Sr., 54, and Rebecca Zitzman, 42, were arrested out of state.
    STAFF PHOTOS BY JOHN MCCUSKERAmid a Wednesday morning rainstorm, an ATF agent carries two fists full hand guns out of Elliott's Small Arms on Jefferson Highway during a raid there.

    Authorities said the raid marked the culmination of a 15-month investigation by ATF and the Secret Service. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office also was on the scene of the store at 3008 Jefferson Highway at Causeway Boulevard.

    The charges against the store workers involve a mix of firearms violations and identify theft related to police purchases of guns.

    Police officers receive a manufacturer's discount when buying guns. Yet the store was not only getting manufacturer discounts to sell to police but also using the police customer credentials to buy extra firearms at wholesale for its regular stock, then selling those guns at regular prices to the general public, federal authorities said.

    Zitzman was booked with filing false federal arms records. Eicke and Harris were booked with aggravated identity theft and misuse of law enforcement credentials.

    ATF said Harris operated the store as Elliot's Small Arms until the agency revoked his federal gun dealer's license in 2005, after repeatedly citing him for violations. Eicke, who had been an employee, then took out a license and began operating the store as Elliot's Gun Shop.

    A 2004 study by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation found Elliot's one of the top dealers in the United States for selling guns later used in crimes. The study found that 120 U.S. dealers had each sold at least 200 guns linked to crimes between 1996 and 2000. Elliot's had sold 890, according to the study.

    The foundation said it supports the right to own guns but advocates responsible gun laws.

    Elliot's and the other stores on its list did not necessarily sell guns to people who committed firearm-related crimes. But the foundation said the volume suggested the need for more monitoring of gun dealers.

    In an interview in 2004, Eicke said his was one of the busiest gun shops in Louisiana, and that the sheer volume of business made it inevitable that some guns later involved in crime would be traced back to his store. Many of the guns were stolen from his original buyers, he said.
     
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    what the hell is she wearing on her head?
     
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    "Amid a Wednesday morning rainstorm, an ATF agent carries two fists full hand guns out of Elliott's Small Arms on Jefferson Highway during a raid there."

    Obviously she didn't want to ruin her weave.
     
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    yeah guess her marge simpson hairdo would fall apart if it got wet
     
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    He looks a little to happy. That going into evidence or his trunk :squint:
     
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    kill_turu_kill Turu the Terrible OT Supporter

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    "oky36 says...

    That bubble wrap is actually bullet proof headgear. I saw it in the last James Bond movie.
    Posted on 05/16/07 at 2:17PM
    cajundawg says...

    New headline: "ATF gets hair all done up, Gun shop caught jivin"
    Posted on 05/16/07 at 2:23PM
    MandyLynn says...

    so our cops and our criminals are all shopping together at the same gun stores...interesting.
    Posted on 05/16/07 at 2:26PM"
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    "I'm going to sell this on the internet for $300." Looks like they're all wearing 5.11 pants.
     
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    FWIW, Tim was the real "owner"...he lost his FFL years ago for alleged poor record keeping. The store reopened with a former employee as the "owner" and Tim as the "Employee". Also, I've heard from multiple sources that one of the former employees/Tim's girlfriend's (her name was Pat) ate her gun a few years back.
     
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    lol i saw this on bayou shooter.
     
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    The thread needed another picture of her.
     
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    Damn, I need her as my AV...
     
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    2 fistfulls of guns handguns and this is a lot?
     
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    The place is always busy...there are usually lines at the gunshow where they are setup...They really do move a shitload of firearms.

    "A 2004 study by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation found Elliot's one of the top dealers in the United States for selling guns later used in crimes. The study found that 120 U.S. dealers had each sold at least 200 guns linked to crimes between 1996 and 2000. Elliot's had sold 890, according to the study."
     
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    I thought he looks more like Super Mario.
     
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    Oh damn I can't wait to get this big sucka into bed... :mamoru:


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    I like how the nga is concerned with her hair being in the rain, so much that she wrapped plastic around it, but doesn't care about the guns worth something more than her nappy head, getting wet.
     
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    what the fuck does that mean
     
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    The gun crawled in her mouth and shot her.
     
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