How did this happen? Well, according to the shop owner, "... it happens." (Maybe this is a good reason to give family leave to persons who's Mother dies. This Dude is claiming the employee just wasn't paying attention says his Mother had recently died.)
"Felker said Friday was busy for business and admitted it was at least a couple of hours before staff realized what happened," the KENS 5 report said. "The staff member who also rented out the firearm didn't follow the policy in place to prevent thefts like this from occurring."
An identification card presented by the woman was determined to be fake.
"In [the employee's] defense, his mother died earlier this past week. And so he was at work not because he had to be at work, but because he wanted to be at work. And just so his mind was at other places. It's not excusable, but that happens," Felker explained.
And finally, as ignorant as this moron is, it gets worse:
" We're looking into probably everyone that rents a machine gun at the minimum will have to be escorted on the range, which will tie up more range staff, which will increase the cost, which will also take away from their ability to supervise the others in line but nobody wants firearms stolen, especially machine guns," the owner explained.
The gun has not been returned nor found by law enforcement. She's got herself a fully loaded machine gun. For free.