California gun thefts jumped 174 percent

Gun store thefts in California more than doubled last year, according to a study released Tuesday.

The Center for American Progress said federally licensed dealers lost 690 guns to theft in 2016, a 174 percent increase over the year before and quadruple the number of firearms stolen in 2013 and 2014.

“Every two minutes, a gun is stolen in America,” said Chelsea Parsons, vice president of Guns and Crime Policy at the Center for American Progress, in a press release Tuesday. “These stolen guns feed directly into illegal gun trafficking networks and are destined for use in violent crimes, so gun dealers have a substantial obligation to secure their dangerous inventory and prevent against theft.”

California law mandates dealers report lost or stolen guns and ammunition within 48 hours. Retailers must also follow strict security regulations, including storing inventory in a secure facility or locked safe when closed for business.

Cities and counties can impose stricter regulations above and beyond state law, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.


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    Gun dealers, of all people, should have the utmost security in impact proof glass, metal reinforced doors, cameras, alarms, etc. I wonder how much of that the victimized dealers had?

    • Jerry Kimbro

      A couple of good fierce dogs would help.

  • Isa

    I guess the notoriously leaning gun grabbing CaliforniaIsAShithole “Center for American Progress” doesn’t seem to have a point here.

  • George Daniel

    The idiots in California have all of the guns laws in place, they allow the illegals to be protected, they ridicule everyone who believes in the Constitution, they allow protesters to riot and hurt those who want to have the same freedom of speech that they want, they hate the Police and they elect assholes to Congress that have become multi-millionaires while in office. It seems that California is the place to live if you are an anti-American asshole!!!!

    • Ursus_Indomitus

      Not ALL of us, Georgie.


    We Americans as well as all of law enforcement best take notice. The gangs are growing larger. They need more guns. How else can a criminal obtain a gun? Through theft of those guns. It’s not just this one area, it is nationwide! Take notice…….these criminal gangs are planning something. I’m not sure just what, but it can’t be good, what’s comming!

    • L Cavendish

      they also get friends and family to illegally straw purchase…

  • Robert E. Hodge

    Thank the California Govt. for this; they brought in a few million Mexican Gang members and Illegals from all Muslim Countries.

    • jwright673

      AG Sessions is in El Salvador meeting with officials to try to stem the flow of MS-13 gang member into America. No one knows how many of them are here now but I believe the number 30 has been suggested as to how many states they are in. Thanks to imamobama’s hands off approach to illegals coming here, we now have gangs that are far worse than the Crips and Bloods. A friend of mine who was a federal prosecutor did a case on them in Charlotte, NC. The prosecution team was given security throughout the trial, to and from where they were staying and inside the courtroom. This is obama’s America.

      • Robert E. Hodge

        Totally agree with you Sir. The US poeple will face a war of sorts in our own country.

    • enubus

      Maybe, if we all start fund to pay the gang members to take Jerry the Jerk and the Sacramento thugs on a one way trip to Mexico. That would become a new CA holiday!

  • jeff

    Gee, who wouda thunk. Make it hard for criminals to get guns and they turn to stealing them. That’s why they are called criminals.

  • gunnygil

    It is not just Kalifornication but all over any area where socialist Democrats are taking over by moving into previously conservative areas like right here in Georgia. Anyone else have the idea that Obama and his brotherhood are behind this? It is now so bad in my county with all the previous residents of Ca., Il, Oh., NC., Pa., Ma., that armed robberies have even been happening in the local grocery in broad daylight. I the Atlanta area car-jackings are up exponentially and murders by drive-by are getting like Obama’s mob city Chicago./ AND the incidence of hot car kids and animals are on the rise, especially among mothers who leave infants in the car while getting their dreads done for 3 to 6 hours in the beauty shops. jwright673 mentions below about Charlotte, NC. where I graduated high school and started college in the early 60’s. A bustling banking and transportation town where one didn’t even have to lock their doors when they went on vacation, but now have to worry about just going to visit a neighbor, or being shot with stolen weapons taking their kids to school. Sure can’t hitchhike or walk to and from school 3 miles away like I used to do.

  • Ursus_Indomitus

    No mention of CA Prop 47, which reduced theft of less than $950 to a misdemeanor. A very many firearms cost less than that, so criminals have virtual carte blanche. The prop was passed because of stupid idiotic Democrats and their moronic, mostly illegal voter base and other voter fraud. Typical Dimm SoP.