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Posted: 2/2/2023 8:49:54 PM EDT
Didn't see this in any other threads....

First sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years released
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most expansive federal report in over two decades on guns and crime shows a shrinking turnaround between the time a gun was purchased and when it was recovered from a crime scene, indicating firearms bought legally are more quickly being used in crimes around the country.

It also documents a spike in the use of conversion devices that make a semiautomatic gun fire like a machine gun, along with the growing seizure of so-called ghost guns, privately made firearms that are hard to trace.

The report comes as the nation grapples with a rise in violent crime, particularly from guns.

Much of the data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives report hasn’t been widely available before, and its release is aimed at helping police and policy makers reduce gun violence, said Director Steve Dettelbach. “Information is power,” he said.

The report shows 54% of guns that police recovered in crime scenes in 2021 had been purchased within three years, a double-digit increase since 2019. The quicker turnaround can indicate illegal gun trafficking or a straw purchase — when someone who can legally purchase a gun buys one to sell it to someone who can’t legally possess guns. The increase was driven largely by guns bought less than a year before, it said.

The number of new guns overall in the U.S. grew significantly during that time as gun sales shattered records during the coronavirus pandemic.

Most guns used in crimes changed hands since their purchase, the report states. It also found what Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco called an epidemic of stolen guns: more than 1.07 million firearms were reported stolen between 2017 and 2021. Almost all of those, 96%, were from private individuals.

Meanwhile, the report also documents a more than five-fold increase in the number of devices that convert a legal semi-automatic weapon into an illegal fully automatic one. Between 2012 and 2016, the ATF retrieved 814 of those, but that number jumped to 5,414 during the five-year period documented in the report.

A conversion device was used in a mass shooting that left six people dead and 12 wounded in Sacramento last April in what officers described as a shootout between rival gangs.

The document also traces the rise of “ ghost guns,” privately made firearms without serial numbers that have increasingly been turning up at crime scenes around the nation.

The ATF traced more than 19,000 privately made firearms in 2021, more than double the year before. That jump is the result in part of the agency encouraging police to send it the weapons so they can be traced, even though they typically haven’t yielded as much information as typical firearms. The weapons do have unique ballistics and other characteristics that can be useful to investigators.

The report came after Attorney General Merrick Garland told the ATF to produce the first comprehensive study of criminal gun trafficking in more than 20 years.

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Link Posted: 2/2/2023 8:58:04 PM EDT
Would they track lives saved by guns as well?
Link Posted: 2/2/2023 9:12:46 PM EDT
Does the report include gun trafficking by the ATF?
Link Posted: 2/2/2023 9:18:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Meerkatze:

First sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years released
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most expansive federal report in over two decades on guns and crime .......

The report comes as the nation grapples with a rise in violent crime, particularly from guns.

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Guns are committing crimes ?  

01 January, I got a raise at work.  The extra money from the first paycheck was donated to GOA.   The extra money from the second paycheck was donated to  the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC).
Link Posted: 2/2/2023 9:34:19 PM EDT
A few contributing factors for consideration:

1) More thieves un-punished equates to more theft of legally purchased firearms which are then used in crimes.

2) more people buying guns equates to more guns in the public to steal

the article did not reference the report as to how many of those legally purchased firearms were actually stolen

More guns in the hands of legal owners can push down the crime rate - imagine how high the crime stats would be if there were fewer arms out there in private hands.
Link Posted: 2/3/2023 5:59:12 AM EDT
It's really difficult to pick it apart without digging into the full report but, I suspect they use specifically vague and misleading data in certain areas to support their position. Citing the percentage of crime scenes where the gun recovered was a stolen gun and hiw much of an increase that was (54%?) Sounds like a lot. If the actual number is 110 it's not that impressive. If the actual number was 110,000 I imagine they would have used the actual number because it's sensational.

Maybe I'll dig deeper after coffee.
Link Posted: 2/3/2023 7:28:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Arty8:
Does the report include gun trafficking by the ATF?
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Link Posted: 2/3/2023 2:51:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2023 12:37:45 PM EDT
How many NICS denials are prosecuted as an attempted purchase of a firearm by a restricted person?

How many people arrested with stolen firearms are prosecuted in Federal Court?

How many felons in possession of a firearm are prosecuted in Federal Court?

Every year close to 400,000 firearms are reported as stolen from individuals. This doesn't include firearms that were stolen and not reported. A lot of people have owned firearms and never bothered to record serial numbers.

Once stolen, that firearm is untraceable. Criminals know this. Restricted persons know this. Gang members know this.

Gang banger girlfriends are probably responsible for arming the entire underworld. The $250,000 fine for buying a firearm for a prohibited person either does not deter them, or they are unaware of it.

The real problem is that Federal Agencies don't want to deal with the day-to-day law violations. They are attention whores and are focused on "Kingpins". They want headlines, not a heavy case load.

Urban violence has reached warfare proportions and the only idea that politicians can come up with is to disarm law abiding citizens? Does this make sense to anyone? The underworld only laughs.

Membership in any gang should be a felony. Freedom of association is enshrined in our Constitution to ensure and protect political speech, not criminal organizations. Criminals should be put to work planting trees and cleaning graffiti. Shock collars that persuade them from getting farther away than 100 yards of the duty supervisor.

Link Posted: 4/16/2023 1:00:50 PM EDT
no Hunter Biden Prosecution, no care
Link Posted: 4/16/2023 1:07:06 PM EDT
So even a three year waiting period doesn't work?
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