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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.
Burglaries just reached a record high. But right now, firearms dealers aren’t compelled to secure their inventories.
Most dealers located near a recent burglary did not recall being contacted.
The disclosure comes as the ATF is revealing new details on a big jump in firearms thefts that has law enforcement leaders alarmed.
New research indicates that people who routinely carry guns outside the home are at least three times as likely to have one stolen.
“Cars were not designed to be gun safes,” said one Texas lieutenant.
Few states require dealers to lock up their firearms after hours.
Police are recovering greater numbers of high-caliber firearms from crime scenes — a trend experts say could be driving up lethality rates.