NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Police are warning the public about the growing trend of guns getting stolen out of cars, many of which were easy targets.

According to police, just in the last week, 20 guns were stolen from cars and trucks. So far in 2021, 922 guns have been stolen out of vehicles in Nashville. That accounts for 70% of all guns stolen in Metro so far this year.
Police said 71% of the cars stolen last week were “easy targets” because the keys were left inside or made easily accessible for thieves.

Metro Police: 20 guns stolen from vehicles in 1 week | WKRN News 2

This is the kind of crap it feeds the anti gun news media: “Them dumb redneck aren’t responsible enough to have guns! We need more laws!” and then the bills get sent to legislators and rather than advancing more pro gun laws, we waste time and political chits on battling bullshit that could have been perfectly avoidable.

YOU ARE NOT HELPING!

 

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “I guess I need to bang on this again: DO NOT LEAVE GUNS INSIDE CARS FOR F&%#’S SAKE!”
  1. Hey Miggy;

    Excluding the idiots that leave their keys in the car or leave them unlocked, there are a lot of places in Nashville , like Atlanta that the establishment forbids personal firearms, so the law abiding leave their guns in the car and the local thugs and other ner do wells raid the cars.

    1. And we covered it here a lot: Get a safe box if you have to leave your gun in your car. J, Kb had a bad experience with assholes breaking in his truck, but the gun was locked and remained safe.
      I still cannot understand why people refuse to make a under $50 investment to protect a $500+ gun.

      And the sad part is that a lot of guns are stolen from cars parked in front of the homes of the owners.

  2. Miguel: did so. My employer is a non permissive environment. Sidearm goes in lockbox, off to work I go.

    End of day, I’d off, sidearm off, and motoring away I go.

  3. I have safes in every car for those nonpermissive environments. They’re cheap and simple and tax-free until July. I use them and encourage their use. I also encourage removing the guns completely when you are at home if you don’t park in a garage.

    That being said…

    This gets highlighted so that the politicians in Nashville can blame gun owners for the rise in violent crime that Nashville has seen since they decided to charge MNPD Officer Andrew Delke with murder. If you’re reading this and are unfamiliar with the case, Delke shot a fleeing felon who was pointing a gun at him. All of this is on video, and Delke recently plead guilty to manslaughter after sitting in jail for 2 years waiting for trial. He received a 3 year sentence. At the sentencing hearing, the felon’s mother threatened Delke, his family, and the District Attorney, in open court while being broadcast on local TV. She has not been charged.

    Metro Police officers are no longer risking their lives and livelihoods unless it is absolutely necessary. This means enforcement actions are down.

    The shooting was pre-Floyd and its only got worse after that.

    They fired the white woke police chief and replaced him with a black woker police chief, who almost immediately announced that they were aiming for a 50/50 male/female mix of police officers on a fairly short time frame.

    Tennessee passed a permitless carry scheme that went into effect July 1.

    So what MNPD is doing now is saying “well, we aren’t going to do anything about petty crime, so, really it’s your fault.” Which, again, I think you should absolutely not leave an unsecured firearm in a car, but at the same time the function of the police is to catch criminals and they are doing absolutely nothing to stop this other than posting on social media about how the victims are stupid.

  4. I went through this with “Bearing Arms” a while back.

    What do you think is more likely:

    A significant number of gun owners are stupid enough to leave guns in unlocked cars or in cars with the keys left in them?

    Or

    A significant number of people who’ve just straw purchased a firearm for a criminal and doesn’t want it to blow back on them when the gun is used in a crime report that they left the gun in an unlocked car and it got stolen?

    I know if I was someone who straw purchased a gun for someone, I’d much rather look stupid for reporting having left the gun in an unlocked car than face a federal felony after the gun’s used in a crime and I have to try to explain how the gun I bought ended up in the hands of a criminal.

    If they claim the car the gun was stolen from was unlocked, that they left the keys to the lockbox on the keyring in the ignition, or whatever lame excuse they come up with, they don’t even have to fake a break-in and damage their property to do it. They’ve got a police report giving them an out when the gun turns up in a crime and it cost them nothing, but a bit of embarassment.

    So, basically, what I’m saying is, your railing about this is wasted breath (or pixels…whatever). I think the incident of this actually happening to legitimate and concerned gun owners (you know, the kind of people who would listen to you in the first place) is vanishingly small.

    It’s a ruse. A ploy. An excuse.

    That, of course, won’t prevent the anti-gun lobby from using it to paint us all as irresponsible and unworthy of being entrusted with firearms, but my response to them is:

    I don’t care how many other gun owners did stupid things yesterday and got their guns stolen: I didn’t, so piss off.

    They’re called “individual” rights for a reason.

    1. Interesting analysis. It would be very much worth while to investigate this and find out supporting data — or lack of same. Either would be valuable.

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