Patricio Munoz, 42, and Juan Espinoza, 24, were both charged with one felony count of first-degree residential burglary and two counts of grand theft of a firearm. The two men are expected to be arranged on Friday afternoon.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office reported that the two defendants broke into Ms. Bass‘s home and stole two handguns, while leaving other valuables, including money, behind.
“It’s unnerving, and unfortunately, it’s something that far too many Angelenos have faced,” Ms. Bass said in a statement.
District Attorney George Gascón said gun thefts increased in the city since the pandemic, which he also cited as having contributed to rising crime.
“Everyone deserves to be safe in their home,” Mr. Gascón said. “Many of these stolen guns are then used to commit violent crimes.”
In Congress, Ms. Bass has advocated and voted for bills to increase federal gun control and get illegal firearms off the streets.
“I had guns for personal safety, as do many people,” she said. “I think that gun control is extremely important. But I never believed that people — if they wanted to have guns — should not have them.”
Ms. Bass previously referred to “Defund the Police” as being “probably one of the worst slogans ever.”
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