Sometimes before authorities know they’re missing.
The offenses included a kidnapping and murder.
With NBC Connecticut, we identified more than 1,000 stolen weapons in the state of Connecticut, including many that were later used in crimes.
Thousands of weapons go missing in the state each year.
Thieves are hitting more licensed firearms dealers — and making off with a great number of weapons.
Firearms left in cars often make for an easy heist. In 2015, Atlanta tallied about 1,200 reports of stolen guns. About 70 percent were swiped from cars.
More than two million guns have been reported stolen in the last decade.
“I cry a lot, you know? This one moment you have legs and you can walk, and the next moment you wake up and you’re paralyzed.”
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Gun Thieves Increasingly Target Cars. Police Say a Georgia Duo Hit 161 Vehicles Before Getting Caught.
"This is an epidemic,” said one law enforcement expert.