Vast Majority of Guns Recovered by Police Not Carried by Legal Owners, Pitt Public Health Analysis Reveals

Jul 25, 2016 | News

Research led by the EDC found that nearly 80 percent of guns recovered by Pittsburgh Police are not in the possession of their lawful owners, a strong indication that theft and trafficking are significant sources of firearms involved in crimes in southwest Pennsylvania.

http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2016/Pages/fabio-firearms.aspx

This work was covered in the Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/27/new-evidence-confirms-what-gun-rights-advocates-have-been-saying-for-a-long-time-about-crime/

and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/07/28/Most-guns-recovered-by-Pittsburgh-Police-are-illegally-owned/stories/201607280094