New Rules for Gun Shops in Hailey After Thieves Steal $3,000 in Handguns

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Officials in Hailey want Blaine County 911 dispatch to get the first call in cases of burglary at area gun stores.

Under a law passed by the Hailey City Council, alarm systems at gun shops must now route first to 911, rather than private companies, which then contact dispatch, according to the Idaho Mountain Express.

The new rule comes after an April 30 break-in at High Desert Sports, in which five semi-automatic handguns valued at more than $3,000 were lifted from the store. At the time, the alert was treated as a false alarm and police were not informed of the break-in until as many as 10 hours later.

The Express reports that the guns—including two Beretta 9 millimeter pistols, one Glock 9mm, one FNH 9mm and one H&K 40 caliber—are still missing, but police are on the trail of their whereabouts.