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More than 62,000 guns disappeared from U.S. firearm dealers’ inventories in the past three years without any record of being sold, according to a report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF.

In many cases, the weapons were likely stolen or sold under the table or on the black market, circumventing established registration procedures and background checks, experts said. Without a record of a purchase, the weapons are considered hard to trace.

To read the BATF/SHOT Show findings click here.

Source: Devin Dwyer for ABC.

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