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Gun Tracing Tech Not Being Used by Most of Law Enforcement

Gun Tracing Tech Not Being Used by Most of Law Enforcement

The ATF and many local law enforcement agencies agree the technology has the potential to get some of the most violent criminals off the streets, but NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit found the National Integrated Ballistic... Read More

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Feb 19, 2018
Smuggler Says Tough CA Gun Laws Make for Lucrative Business

Smuggler Says Tough CA Gun Laws Make for Lucrative Business

Despite some of the toughest gun laws in the country, a former gun smuggler tells NBC Bay Area that illegal firearms will continue to flow into the state as long as guns can be purchased with relative ease in other parts of... Read More

Nov 21, 2017
Missing Pieces: Tracing Stolen Guns in California

Missing Pieces: Tracing Stolen Guns in California

A year-long investigation by more than a dozen NBC television stations that teamed with the nonprofit journalism organization “The Trace” identified 23,145 stolen firearms recovered by police nationwide between 2010 and 2016 – the... Read More

Nov 20, 2017
Gun Theft From Legal Owners on the Rise, Fueling Violence

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. Read More

Oct 6, 2016
Stolen Guns Investigation Leads to New Law

Stolen Guns Investigation Leads to New Law

Sen. Jerry Hill says the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit’s stolen guns investigation led him to write Senate Bill 869, legislation that was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week. Read More

Jun 3, 2016
Economic Disparity Tied to Gun Violence in Oakland

Economic Disparity Tied to Gun Violence in Oakland

A six-month NBC Bay Area investigation found a growing economic disparity between different areas of Oakland. It’s a gap that research scientists say is contributing to continuing violent crime in some parts of the city. Read More

Feb 19, 2016
Oakland Gun Violence Victims Suffer Continuous PTSD

Oakland Gun Violence Victims Suffer Continuous PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is usually associated with soldiers returning home from war. But experts in psychological trauma say they now see the condition in residents of Oakland and other American cities with high rates of gun... Read More

Nov 16, 2015
Hundreds of Guns Missing From Bay Area Police Agencies

Hundreds of Guns Missing From Bay Area Police Agencies

An NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered hundreds of guns missing from Bay Area law enforcement agencies, stolen from officers’ homes or vehicles, or simply unaccounted for. The BLM, the agency responsible for the gun that... Read More

Nov 19, 2015
SF Supe Aims to Crack Down on Gun Thefts

SF Supe Aims to Crack Down on Gun Thefts

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee considered a proposal Thursday that would beef up a law addressing the troubling trend of guns being stolen from police officers and regular citizens left in in parked... Read More

Nov 25, 2015
Stolen Gun in Muralist Murder 1 of 144 Lost By ICE Agents

Stolen Gun in Muralist Murder 1 of 144 Lost By ICE Agents

The gun stolen from an officer with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco and allegedly used in the murder of Oakland muralist Antonio Ramos was just one of more than 144 firearms lost or stolen from ICE agents... Read More

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