Lax gun policies may be linked to stolen firearms in US, study finds
The Guardian - 04/11/2017
Gun owners who carry guns outside their homes, stash them in their cars – or simply own lots of them – are more likely to have their guns stolen, according to a study published Monday in the journal Injury Epidemiology.
The study, by leading public health researchers at Harvard and Northeastern universities, is the first to delve into how different characteristics among gun owners can increase their risk of theft. The findings come as several cities have seen sharp jumps in gun theft reports, and as states push to ease rules for carrying guns.