4/15/14 - The nation’s more than 60,000 Federal Firearms License holders reported 19,601 firearms lost or stolen in 2013, according to a new report published by the ATF but mandated by the White House.
The FFL Theft-Losses Report (pdf), compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, draws its information from the agency’s Firearms Tracing System (FTS), which tracks guns reported lost or stolen firearms reported by FFLs.
This new annual report is part of President Obama’s series of 23 executive actions implemented in 2013 in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One of those actions required the Department of Justice to prepare a report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and to make the report widely available, hence the new FFL Theft/Loss Report. read more>>>
Just one, very recent, of the many instances related. First responders pull back quickly from these fires, letting the structures burn while fighting from safer distances, for fear of grave injuries or possible deaths from the exploding of stored ammunition, many now storing thousands of rounds and rushing out to purchase more whenever the fear meme's are spread and heard by the irresponsible.