In states with “safe storage” laws private citizens would be facing heavy fines and probable jail time for this:
According to the audit conducted by MCSO along with the ATF, 50 guns were found to be missing from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
The 50 missing or stolen weapons include:
- 29 fully automatic weapons
- 20 short barrel shotguns
- 1 short barrel rifle
Note that these are all NFA class firearms. My guess is that why they know they are missing. The ATF had a record of them and asked to verify their existence. I wonder how many non-NFA firearms are missing or have been stolen and there are insufficient records to answer such questions.