Alleged 18-Yr-Old Gun Thief Arrested After Stealing 30 Firearms

Esteban Allan Aguilar (left) in now in police custody. (Photo: Temple Police Dept.)

A Texas teen was arrested last Friday after being accused of stealing as many as 30 firearms from a gun range in Temple.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Esteban Allan Aguilar, will now face charges for burglary of a building, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and failure to identify.

Authorities said Aguilar was one of three men who broke into the Hawkeye Shooting Academy in April.

The group, all believed to be males around Aguilar’s age, snatched up the firearms from the shop’s display cases.

Earlier this month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.  

Now with at least one of the perps in custody at the Terry County Jail in Brownfield, the goal is to get back the stolen guns as soon as possible.

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“Recovering these firearms quickly before additional crimes are committed remains a top priority for ATF,” Fred Milanowski, ATF Houston Field Division special agent in charge, told local media.  

There’s a lot of confusion in this country about how criminals procure firearms thanks to misinformation propagated by various gun-control organizations.

A 2019 report published by the Department of Justice (that actually surveyed prisoners in 2016) came to the following conclusions:

(Photo: DOJ)

Not surprisingly (to law-abiding gun owners), the vast majority of criminals obtain their guns illegally, either through straw purchasers, the black market or theft.

The remaining criminals got their guns via a retail transaction, from a friend or relative or the firearm recovered at the scene was brought there by someone else.  

While we hear a lot caterwauling from anti-gunners that gun shows (what they misguidingly refer to as the “gun show loophole”) are a hotbed for criminal activity, the survey found that only .8 percent of lawbreakers sourced their firearm from a gun show.

Something to keep in mind the next time some moonbat prattles on about the need to close the “gun show loophole.”

Anyway, ATF investigators are still looking for the other two teens that were with Mr. Aguilar. If you have information call the ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • THEABNRNGR May 22, 2020, 5:42 pm

    Anyone can see that the grand larceny is NOT the fault of this fine young man. No, indeed. It is the evil gun owner(s) who offer him a the opportunity by daring to exercise their 2A right, despite angelic socialists so desperately, tyrannically mocking the Constitution to try to destroy that innate right and the measure of human dignity it signifies.

  • larry May 22, 2020, 4:45 pm

    All gunshops and shooting ranges need to secure their firearms overnight in gunsafes, no matter how inconvenient.

  • Bobs your uncle May 22, 2020, 12:26 pm

    However sad and tragic it is to watch one of these turds throw their lives away, the real tragedy is that it costs the taxpayer as much to incarcerate them per year as it costs for a Harvard law school degree. That gun laws would attempt to be based on their criminal behavior all the more stupid.

  • Robert May 22, 2020, 8:59 am

    And here is the problem folks “face charges for burglary of a building, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and failure to identify.” At what point do you see any firearm charges involved in this? Out of 23000 plus gun laws on the books and not a single one being used. I can see illegal possession of a firearm as for starters as if they are out stealing them most likely have a record already. If you do that as a 5 year per firearm then you have problem solved as wouldnt be out stealing them or any thing else. Oh thats right, if locked away like that then he couldnt vote democrat.

    • THEABNRNGR May 22, 2020, 5:47 pm

      It was about 1990 that a review was performed of thousands of violent crimes somehow involving firearms. The authors stated that in NO case was any provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 part of proving guilt in court, neither of being essential to the investigation to the degree they could find. Look at the pointless hassles and ineffectual costs this ignorant scheme heaps onto good citizens. It has been 30 years more after those first 22. Maybe something has changed, but I wager not at all or insignificantly so.

  • william Sweeney May 22, 2020, 7:29 am

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… the love and respect of the Mexican national, its so heartwarming.

  • SuperG May 21, 2020, 9:33 am

    Those tattoos under his eyes indicates he’s already murdered someone. He should automatically be executed. One day, not soon, after the majority has been victimized by these gangsters, it will come to pass.

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