Saturday, July 30, 2016

79% of guns used by criminals are not theirs

Dr. Anthony Fabio of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health looked at the origin of guns recovered in suspects. (Link to study)

33% were claimed by the original owners to be stolen
44% were not legally owned by the suspect, rather it was someone elses.

14% were carrying their own firearms

Among the stolen guns, when the last place was known, 55% were stolen from homes, 18% from vehicles. 9% were from locked or secured places.