Over 100 guns stolen from West Virginia pawn shop

Sportsmens Gun and Pawn Shop in Barboursville, Wewst Virginia (Photo: WSAZ)

Sportsmens Gun and Pawn Shop in Barboursville, West Virginia (Photo: WSAZ)

More than 100 guns were stolen from a West Virginia pawn shop Sunday night, causing anxiety for some community members.

WSAZ reported the burglary took place at the Sportsmens Gun & Pawn Shop in the town of Barboursville, West Virginia, late Sunday night.

Authorities have reported the thieves got away with more than 100 firearms, a number that community member Donna Burgess said has her worried.

“Unnerving,” said Burgess. “I’m not against guns but I’m for responsibility of guns, somebody is responsible for them.”

Nearby realtor Brooke Mullins, mother of two, also voiced concerns.

“It really hits close to home when things like that happen,” she said. “That’s very scary, very scary. We have enough problems around here with shootings. This just adds to the problems.”

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the case. The ATF told WSAZ that as of Monday afternoon, agents were still tallying up the stolen items and gathering evidence.

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