Why after-hours security measures at gun stores matter

In most states, gun stores don't have to beef up security like locking up guns after hours. 

But since the government started keeping track in 2012, gun store break-ins have been increasing. In 2016, break-ins were at an all time high. 

In 2012 there were 4,340 guns stolen during burglaries. In 2016, there were 7,488 up 30 percent from 2015. 

That's a big deal because the stolen guns are likely getting into the wrong hands  either the hands of the person breaking in, or to a buyer who legally shouldn't be able to get a gun. 

Several of the states that require gun stores to take extra security measures had far fewer burglaries in 2015. 

Despite some cities experiencing increased crime rates, there's not really a rush to do anything about this issue at the federal level. 

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And there's not really a push by gun store advocates, either. 

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