Evansville police recovered a stolen gun during a traffic stop.
Police say they pulled over a driver Monday who was suspected of not having a valid driver’s license.
They say the driver was a convicted felon and had a stolen gun from another state under the seat of his car.
EPD says stolen guns, both local and coming from out of state, are becoming more common with thefts on the rise.
"If you're a gun owner, be smart about your weapons, don't leave them in your cars when you're not in your car. Either keep them with you, keep them inside your house," said EPD Sgt. Nick Winsett.
Police say in addition to taking precautions to avoid having their guns stolen, gun owners need to be educated about proper storage and safety when handling or storing a gun.