Citing The Trace’s Reporting, Top Gun Violence Scholar Calls For More Research on Threat of Stolen Firearms
“I want to emphasize that gun theft is potentially an important source of guns to violent criminals but we have not taken the steps that are necessary to really develop the evidence."
A Man Went on a Deadly Rampage With a Stolen Gun at an Oregon Mall. His Victims’ Families Are Now Pushing for a Safe-Storage Law.
A proposed ballot initiative in the Beaver State would require gun owners to lock up their weapons — and be liable if their unsecured firearms are stolen and used to harm others.
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.”