Assault Rifle Reported Missing from Fairfield Beach Road Garage

The gun may have been stolen sometime after Hurricane Sandy, the complainant told police.

A Fairfield Beach Road resident reported to police Monday that an assault rifle is missing from his garage.

According to police, the gun is an AR15 Bushmaster rifle -- the same type of semi-automatic weapon used by the gunman in the Dec. 14 Newtown school shooting. The gun is valued at $400.

The complainant's home has been under renovations for the past month and a half due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the garage has not been secured since the storm. The gun's cloth case was left in the garage, according to the report.

Under state law, a permit is not required to store a rifle in a home or business, police said. This is under investigation.  

Fairfield Old Timer December 29, 2012 at 05:16 AM
LOL........ "The gun is valued at $400." Try more like $1,800. LOL
Winston Bernard IV January 03, 2013 at 02:26 AM
I was thinking the same thing FOT.
Michael Champagne January 11, 2013 at 02:24 AM
Wondering if this jack-wad is being charged with any crime (improperly securing a firearm or anything of the sort). Clearly this idiot is NOT a responsible gun owner and SHOULD be charged with some kind of crime so that he can never agian own another firearm. Also wondering if any responsible gun owners are calling for the same, as this resident is giving RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS a bad name.
Fairfield Old Timer January 11, 2013 at 04:40 AM
Here you go michael....infoonthe Laws (3) regarding the storage of firearms in CT: http://www.ralphdsherman.com/LegalOpinion/How%20to%20store%20guns%20-%20What%20the%20law%20requires.htm I will let you decide if the accused should be charged with a "crime" based on CT State LAW.
TJC January 11, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Exactly the reason we need better laws and regulation. It is absurd to me that someone could keep this in their garage, where work is being done, and not be held accountable. I'm just glad that our elected leaders are taking this seriously. This is an example of how f***** up this situation is. I hope someone stole it to turn it in. Imagine if it shows up at a crime scene.


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