TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pennsylvania tops nation in firearms lost or stolen from licensees

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, June 17, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
 

Pennsylvania led the nation in the number of firearms reported lost or stolen from federal firearms licensees last year, according to statistics released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

ATF statistics, compiled for the first time as part of President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence, shows that 1,502 firearms were reported lost or stolen from those with a license to deal, manufacture or import firearms or ammunition.

Law enforcement is not required to report thefts or loss of firearms from private citizens and many states do not require residents to report these thefts or losses.

Texas was second in the nation with 1,263 firearms reported lost or stolen from federal firearms licensees.

However, Texas led the nation in all reports of lost or stolen firearms with 18,874. Pennsylvania was eighth among all states with 6,566.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Nearing season’s midpoint, Steelers still have issues to sort out
  2. Lawyer: Steelers center Pouncey, brother won’t be charged in July incident
  3. Rossi: Fleury is, and will remain, Penguins’ soul
  4. Ross brothers ordered to pay fine, remove debris from Christmas display
  5. Testing legs, giving backup goalie a chance are Penguins’ priorities
  6. Police seize phones of some Norwin High School students
  7. Steelers film session: Watt kept under control
  8. Rostraver woman victim of home invasion
  9. Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
  10. 7 in custody after New Kensington drug raid
  11. Calgon Carbon poised for explosive growth
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.