Clearfield County, PA – A man lost a gun near Bilger’s Rocks in Chester Hill Borough, Clearfield County, and you’re urged to tell police if you find it.
The unnamed man lost his Smith and Wesson 637 Airweight .38 Special, a stainless steel revolver with a 2-inch barrel. It’s worth about $600.
State Police in Clearfield say the man believes he lost it on Dec. 12.
If you find the gun, please call State Police in Clearfield at 814-857-3800.
According to CeaseFirePA, you should always tell police if you notice a gun you own was lost or stolen:
“If a person discovers that his or her firearm has been lost or stolen, he or she should report it missing to the police within a reasonable period of time. Lost or stolen reporting is a reform designed to crack down on the major sources of gun crimes: loss, theft, and straw purchasers – people who buy guns and then sell them to people who can’t legally buy guns themselves. It’s commonsense, and — even more importantly — police tell us this policy works. Most guns used in crimes were once bought legally, and then through loss, theft, or improper transfer, made their way into the hands of criminals. By requiring missing firearms to be reported, police can begin looking for a lost or stolen gun before it winds up at the scene of a crime. In addition, if a gun that was already reported as lost or stolen is later used in a crime, the police do not need to waste valuable time questioning the original owner about the whereabouts of his gun. Finally, when police repeatedly trace crime guns back to an owner who claims each gun was “lost” but never reported, police may be able to flag a potential trafficker or straw purchaser.”