You guys know our position about leaving guns unsecured in a vehicle: you simply don’t.
But Tennesse seems to have a particular issue with this kind of crime and, one of the factors is well known:
Tennessee faces an epidemic of stolen guns from cars, but the statistics show the perpetrators are rarely caught and arrested.
Of 5,386 reported cases of guns stolen from cars statewide last year, less than 4% resulted in an arrest, according to numbers from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
In fact, gun theft from a vehicle has among the lowest clearance rates for all theft-type crimes.
Tennessee gun thefts are spiking: Why aren’t there more arrests (tennessean.com)
Let’s make it simpler to read. If you steal a gun from a car, you have a 96% probability not to be arrested, much less prosecuted for it.
Amazingly enough, the new law that makes gun thefts from vehicles a felony has been called a burden on the prosecution and the usual suspects bemoan the fact that no laws penalizing gun owners for leaving guns in the cars were passed. Of course, it is easier to go after some citizen who comes voluntarily to report a crime than actually going after criminals.
This is also of value:
Criminals will target vehicles with out of county or out of state plates, as well as those with specific bumper stickers for organizations like the National Rifle Association. On his way into work the other day, Winter saw a license plate on a sedan that simply read: GLOCK. “You could be sure that there’s probably a gun in that car,” he said.
Advertising you are a gun owner does work in the criminal’s advantage, but then again, the reason why a lot of people leave guns in their cars is because they are forced to work/visit gun free zones and legally cannot carry their firearm with them.
It is almost like the Gun Control Cabal is working in tandem with the criminal element.
Or maybe they just simply are.