North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R) has lost her AR-15. It was last seen leaning against a gun safe in her unlocked garage.
The congresswoman reported the loss after a break in at her home last Wednesday. Her husband had left the rifle unsecured after a hunting trip. Update 5pm PT: The gun belongs to Rep. Ellmers' son. He left it out when he returned from a hunting trip with his dad.
How normal is it to leave an assault rifle lying around unsecured in your garage? Here's one data point. When I searched for images of assault rifles in garages, there appeared to be none on the internet - which is interesting because the internet has images of everything. It suggests that leaving your AR-15 unsecured in your car storage area is not common practice.
"Her family is very big on gun safety and she wants to get to the bottom of this herself," said Ellmers' spokesman.Via the Hill.