It’s encouraging to see that FFL burglaries have declined since Operation Secure Store was initiated, but there’s more to be done. The good news is that all the necessary tools and resources to protect your business are already at hand, thanks to the NSSF and ATF. To date, more than 40,000 Operation Secure Store tool-kits have been provided to FFLs across the country, and that increased security means less crime and fewer stolen firearms in our communities. In addition, NSSF matches ATF rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in FFL burglaries and robberies, and the organization encourages insurance companies to offer reduced rates to firearms retailers who complete the Operation Secure Store assessment and take steps to secure their business against theft. Other initiatives, such as NSSF’s “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” program, which also works in partnership with ATF, educate the public that attempting straw purchases is a crime punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. These public-awareness campaigns raise awareness about firearms security while reducing the number of armed criminals.