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Gun Theft From Legal Owners on the Rise, Quietly Fueling Violent Crime Across America

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    Gun Theft From Legal Owners on the Rise, Fueling Violence

    A yearlong investigation by The Trace and more than a dozen NBC TV stations identified more than 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016, the vast majority connected with crimes. That tally, based on an analysis of police records from hundreds of jurisdictions, includes more than 1,500 carjackings and kidnappings, armed robberies at stores and banks, sexual assaults and murders, and other violent acts committed in cities from coast to coast. Investigative reporter Stephen Stock reports on a story that first aired Nov. 20, 2017. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017)

    A yearlong investigation by The Trace and more than a dozen NBC TV stations identified more than 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016 — the vast majority connected with crimes. That tally, based on an analysis of police records from hundreds of jurisdictions, includes more than 1,500 carjackings and kidnappings, armed robberies at stores and banks, sexual assaults and murders, and other violent acts committed in cities from coast to coast.

    Inside the ATF National Tracing CenterInside the ATF National Tracing Center

    In this behind-the-scenes web extra, NBC Bay Area investigative reporter Stephen Stock takes you on a tour inside the ATF National Tracing Center, the nation's only organization with the authority to trace guns involved in crimes.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 20, 2017)

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