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St. Louis prosecutors say gun thefts remain large problem

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St. Louis prosecutors say gun thefts remain large problem

Missouri does not have a law that requires gun owners to report theft of a weapon

St. Louis prosecutors say gun thefts remain large problem

(KTRS) – Area prosecutors are again calling on gun owners to make certain their weapons are secure. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office says that nearly 700 guns have been reported stolen in the past 18 months–more than a gun a day.

City prosecutors say that weapons stolen in other counties can be used to commit crimes in the city. They site a recent theft in Jefferson County that included $2,000 worth of guns. Prosecutors emphasize they do not have a problem with legal gun owners, but want to encourage them to be aware that thieves are looking for weapons.

Missouri does not have a law that requires gun owners to report theft of a weapon.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office created a website with more information about gun crimes.

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By Colin Jeffery

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