MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Memphis Police continue to search for those responsible for stealing more than 40 guns from a Whitehaven home. As they do, a dire warning from a man who knows first-hand the pain inflicted by a stolen gun.
"Trust me, one of those guns will kill somebody, if they are not confiscated right quick." said Stevie Moore, "Stop The Killing" Founder and President.
Moore started the organization after his son was murdered with a stolen AK-47 over Memorial Day weekend in 2003.
"That is something you don't ever get over," he said.
Moore has made it his life work to fight gun and gang violence. It is work that frequently takes him to the streets, were he says he often sees stolen guns.
"I see it in every neighborhood I go in," he said.
Memphis Police continue to keep tight-lipped about the Wednesday night burglary. It did issue a warning to its police officers. It is believed more than 40 assault rifles, hand guns and ammunition were stolen.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives, more than 850 guns were recovered in Memphis in 2010, the last year figures are available.
"Law enforcement should put an all out effort to get those guns as quickly as possible, because if we don't, trust me, someone will be killed with those guns, this summer," Moore said.