There’s a new initiative to help locate stolen guns. The Gun Loss Register is a searchable international database of more than 5,000 stolen firearms, from modern-day guns to antiques.
Backed by the Art Loss Register, the world’s largest private database of stolen art, antiques, watches and collectibles, which has recovered £100m worth of stolen art and antiques since 1990, the Gun Loss Register is also a way to check that a gun is legitimate before you buy it.
Users just sign up at the dedicated website, submit the make, model and serial number of a firearm they want to search for – and they could get a response in as quickly as 10 minutes.
Founder Julian Radcliffe said: “Using the core model of the Art Loss and Watch Registers’ international loss recording and worldwide searching of sales and transactions we can offer a specialised service to those buying or selling guns.
“The end result is to increase recoveries, deter theft and support the trade and law enforcement agencies by providing a recognised due diligence service.”
Check it out at gunlossregister.com.