Last year, Charlotte reported the third most gun thefts among the nearly 50 large cities that provided data to The Trace.
Guns Are Stolen in America Up to Once Every Minute. Owners Who Leave Their Weapons in Cars Make It Easy for Thieves.
Police data shows thefts of firearms from vehicles are rising in many large cities. One gun swiped from a truck in Atlanta was used in three crimes, including a murder.
A small-town Connecticut police force tries a tough-love twist to secure firearms storage.
With only two states regulating how gun shops secure their inventories after hours, gun store theft is often achieved via simple brute force.
The Gun in the San Francisco Pier Shooting Was Stolen from a Federal Agent. Four Questions to Focus on Next.
Why gun thieves target cars, and why gun thefts of all kinds often go unreported.
"There's no accountability," says a ballistics examiner.