They had to be stolen before they were sold, you fucking moron.<quoted text>
You really have no clue. Illegal gun sales are made all the time & when they trace the gun back to the owner guess what, it was stolen.
They don't report them because they were sold.
That brings up a point I've made here many times. When a gun has been identified as being part of a crime, why don't we get a history of that gun along with the history of the criminal?
I think the history of any gun used in a crime should be made public information. It could end up like the gun confiscated from my father in Maryland. When the court ordered the gun returned to him, the police has switched the 9mm Astor for an old Ruger 22 revolver. The actual gun confiscated from my father probably ended up on the street in DC.
A public record would show that gun once belonged to my father, was seized by police, then somehow ended up being used in a drive-by shooting.
That's not too different than when Carl Rowan shot at some kid in his backyard in DC with a pistol his son had stolen from the FBI evidence locker and given to him.