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Coming to a City Near You: Stolen Guns

Smash-and-grab burglaries of gun stores are on the rise, and there’s not much cities can do to stop them.
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At 3 a.m. on November 29, an SUV plowed through the front door and window of the Tampa Arms Company, a gun store in a Florida strip mall. Black-and-white security video of the burglary captured the vehicle smashing into the building, then a group of thieves in hoodies flooding the store. They made off with 42 guns, including handguns, shotguns, and AR-15 assault-style rifles.

YouTube: Tampa Arms Company Surveillance Video