Police Raid Gun Store Where Nancy Lanza Purchased Rifle After Owner Was Unaware That a Man Stole an AR-15 With Plan For a Massacre

One way in which to keep guns out of the hands of people that shouldn't have them is to make sure that gun stores stop thieves, especially ones that brazenly walk into a store, take a gun off the rack and walk out. Or, at the very least — like, the absolute least there's ever been — gun stores should realize that a gun has been stolen in the first place. A gun store in East Windsor, Conn. failed miserably at both of these tasks earlier this week, and consequently was raided by the feds tonight. Oh, in a poetic coincidence, the store sold one of the guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

Yes, Riverview Gun Sales was swarmed tonight because a 26-year-old named Jordan Marsh, pictured above STEALING A RIFLE, was found to have a 50-caliber AR-15 with a scope in his possession at the Hartford Hilton on Saturday. Marsh did not pay for the gun — he took it off the rack and walked out of the store without anyone realizing it. Marsh reportedly has a history of mental illnesses and police believe he was planning to carry out an attack "similar" to that of Adam Lanza

The entire incident is completely mystifying before you even read the part where this has happened at the same store multiple times, including by the same suspect.

Police said Riverview Gun Sales had no idea the AR-15 Marsh stole was missing. Management at the store didn't know about 11 guns that Marsh had allegedly stolen last year until they were notified by detectives.

Inventory control issues at Riverview Gun Sales have occurred before. In 2007, state police raided a Somers home and found a bunch of stolen guns from the store.

So, there you have it. In East Windsor, Conn., the rifles are under the care of almost literally the least responsible man in the city. But don't worry — he told reporters that he feels terrible that one of his guns was used in the Sandy Hook massacre. Feel better now?

[via WFSB 3, image via WFSB]