Gun Theft Is Sweeping America an hour ago

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Topix

Stealing from people almost guaranteed to be armed would seem like a dumb idea to most, but not everybody got the memo. Firearm theft from licensed retailers including gun stores is becoming increasingly common, according to data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week.  The number of robberies of federal firearms licensees reported to the ATF have increased 227 percent since 2013 and burglaries of such gun purveyors are up 71 percent over that same period.  To make matters worse, the quantity of firearms stolen has increased as thefts become more frequent.

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