AR-15 Reported Stolen From GOP Rep’s Unlocked Garage

AP

Rep. Renee Ellmers’ (R-NC) husband reported an AR-15 rifle stolen from the family’s unlocked garage last week, the Raleigh News & Observer reported Tuesday.

Brent Ellmers reported that a rifle, gun case and a GPS were stolen from the family’s home in Dunn, N.C., according to Chief J.D. Pope. The rifle had been left leaning against a gun locker in the unsecured garage after a target shooting outing, according to a police report. The report didn’t indicate whether the rifle was loaded.

Rep. Ellmers’ communications director Thomas Doheny confirmed to the News & Observer that several items were stolen from the congresswoman’s home. While he wouldn’t disclose further information, Doheny said the rifle belonged to Ellmers’ college-age son.

The congresswoman was in Washington, D.C. at the time of the theft, according to the newspaper.

 

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