ATF report shows more than 150 firearms lost or stolen from Kentucky dealers in 2020

Published 8:50 am Friday, February 26, 2021

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) released its annual Federal Firearms License Theft/Loss Report.

Click here for a PDF of the report. 

The report shows Kentucky dealers reported 156 firearms that were either stolen or lost in 2020.

The report breaks down those numbers to show under what circumstances the guns disappeared:

  • 58 Burglary
  • 26 Larceny
  • 72 Lost

According to the AFT report from 2019, Kentucky dealers reported 154 firearms stolen or lost.

Across the nation, more than 13,000 firearms were reported lost or stolen. Below is a breakdown of the type of firearms lost or stolen in the country:

  • 6,703 pistols
  • 2,974 rifles
  • 1,306 revolvers
  • 1,199 shotguns
  • 660 receiver/frames
  • 183 silencers
  • 72 derringers
  • 30 machine guns
  • 46 other/unknown devices

Federal firearms licensees (FFLs) must report to ATF each missing, lost, or stolen firearm within 48 hours of discovery of the loss or theft by completing and forwarding a Federal Firearms Licensee Theft/Loss Report. In addition, the FFL must also report the firearm theft or loss to the appropriate local law enforcement agency.