MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 13-year-old caught with an AK-47 style rifle. A 14-year-old with a loaded pistol. A 15-year-old flashing a 20-gauge shotgun.
Police report far too many children were caught with guns on the streets of Memphis this year and even more used those weapons to commit crimes.
WREG is committed to creating a Gun Safe Memphis. Our investigation uncovers new details about the disturbing trends and the lives impacted.
Strickland says since a state law passed allowing people to carry guns in their cars, more firearms have been left unsecured in vehicles. Thieves caught on. Car break-ins have skyrocketed and created a huge underground market.