ATF: 559 Lbs Of Explosives Stolen

US Forest ServiceThe ATF states 559 pounds of explosives were stolen from a U.S. Forest Service near Red Lodge, Montana.

What could go wrong?

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Wednesday that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing 559 pounds of explosives last month near Red Lodge.

The theft happened sometime in April when thieves broke into a U.S. Forest Service storage bunker about two miles south of Red Lodge, said Brad Beyersdorf, an ATF spokesman. Items stolen included emulsion-type explosives, explosive cast boosters and detonating cord.

I’m sure there is no need for alarm. It’s probably just some punk kids just preparing for a kickass Independence Day. /snark

11 thoughts on “ATF: 559 Lbs Of Explosives Stolen

  1. proof

    We’ll just have Congress pass a law saying it’s illegal to use more than small quantities at any one time. That’ll teach whoever took it!

  2. Jim Scrummy

    I’ve been to Red Lodge, Montana, back in the summer 1989. Cowboys, ski bums, bars, good beef, but not to many womensfolk. Forgot…plenty-o-guns. Cool little foothill town. I have a friend from college who fell in love with the place, started a business there and did meet a wonderful woman, who is now his wife.

    Well, a lotta kabooms are going to be happening on the Fourth. This smell like an inside job.

  3. Jon Brooks

    Det cord is C3 or C4 isn’t it? Now the bad guys have military grade explosives, as Wyatt said… What could go wrong. Is the emulsified explosive Comp B or binary?

  4. formwiz

    These are the ninnies who have to have 2 billion rounds of ammo (more than the Army needs per person) and 1200 MRAPs.

    Unless it’s another F&F. Seeing how well the lockdown in Baaston worked, they want to go national.

  5. Robert B.

    Its just another sting operation being run by the ATF. It will all wind up in Mexico under the watchful eyes of eric holder’s minions.

    Where they will lose track of it.

    1. proof

      I guess they figured that since their friends in Hollywood had so much success with Fast and Furious sequels, they’d try one, too?

  6. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Ingineer66 – Thread winner!

    Proof – Get me Bloomberg on Line 2!

    Jim – Lousy drunken mountain men!

    Jon – Maybe they’re just trying to remove some old wallpaper?

    Formwiz – If Napolitano has a hand in the USFS, we’re screwed.

    Mark E – For removing stumps! Duh! /snark

    Robert B – And blame gun owners for it.

    Fenway – For another 44 months . . .


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