Rep. Karen Bass Says Her Firearms Were Swiped In L.A. Home Burglary

Bass, a Los Angeles mayoral candidate, said her firearms were “safely and securely stored."

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) said two firearms were stolen from her Los Angeles residence in a burglary on Friday.

Bass, a Los Angeles mayoral candidate and a California representative since 2011, wrote in a statement that she discovered the burglary on Friday and called the Los Angeles Police Department for assistance.

She said that two “safely and securely stored” firearms were stolen although cash, electronics and other valuables were not taken in the burglary.

“It’s unnerving and, unfortunately, it’s something that far too many Angelenos have faced,” Bass said.

The burglary at Bass’ residence comes in a year where there’s been a 15.1% increase of burglaries compared to those last year reported to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Bass’ spokesperson Sarah Leonard Sheahan told The Los Angeles Times that Bass owned the firearms, which she alleged were registered to the mayoral candidate but she has never looked to obtain a permit to carry.

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