Folks like this make everyone suffer. Fed-Ex and UPS won't ship handguns anymore except by the most expensive overnight shipping, because overnight has slightly better security or there is less time to steal them. These guys stole 146 handguns and nobody did anything or even seemed to notice until the neighborhood where they were actually selling the guns on the street complained. The answer will be: make it MORE expensive to ship guns or cut out shipping them at all.
That's 146 claims with paperwork. 146 packages missing out the gate. 146 people on the other end having to sort out what the heck happened. It's computerized. You could sit at a laptop and compile the stats. Two guys are doing it.
I had a Les Baer match .45 go from Champions Choice to the Louisville UPS hub last year....and vanish. Seems like the BATFE could solve these cases quickly. The guns are logged in and out. Packages tracked every moment. You know who is working. There are video cams everywhere. Hello? If that didn't work you could run a sting in the facility without much problem.
Some gangbanger in Cinncinnatti probably bought my Les Baer at a bargain price. I'd love to know where it is right now. It's illegal, by the way, to steal guns, steal guns in transit, sell stolen guns or possess stolen guns in a city where handguns are prohibited. Some of those are State law and some federal laws.
They will probably let these guys go after a harsh talking to.
Update: Gungeek, who has better reading comprehension and a cooler head than I pointed out in comments that it was one gun, then two shipments containing the rest, not 146 individual packages. He's right. I'm still mad about my Les Baer though.