ATF report shows more than 350 firearms lost or stolen from Alabama dealers in 2020

Published 8:59 am Friday, February 26, 2021

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) released its annual Federal Firearms License Theft/Loss Report.

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The report shows Alabama dealers reported 357 firearms that were either stolen or lost in 2020, a significant drop from 2019.

The report breaks down those numbers to show under what circumstances the guns disappeared:

  • 220 Burglary
  • 58 Larceny
  • 26 Lost

According to the AFT report from 2019, Alabama dealers reported 505 firearms stolen or lost.

Across the nation, more than 13,000 firearms were reported lost or stolen. Below is a breakdown of the type of firearms lost or stolen in the country:

  • 6,703 pistols
  • 2,974 rifles
  • 1,306 revolvers
  • 1,199 shotguns
  • 660 receiver/frames
  • 183 silencers
  • 72 derringers
  • 30 machine guns
  • 46 other/unknown devices

Federal firearms licensees (FFLs) must report to ATF each missing, lost, or stolen firearm within 48 hours of discovery of the loss or theft by completing and forwarding a Federal Firearms Licensee Theft/Loss Report. In addition, the FFL must also report the firearm theft or loss to the appropriate local law enforcement agency.