Regardless, we know criminals look for guns in cars. With that in mind, don’t be an idiot and leave your gun in the car unsecured. A couple of thousand guns on the streets in criminal hands are a couple of thousand too many. While it may be sometimes unavoidable, it also needs to be rare.
If we don’t start policing ourselves, we’re likely to see more and more calls for legislation aimed at criminalizing such behavior. While I will always oppose the prosecution of crime victims, we can avoid that by stepping up and being the responsible gun owners we always claim to be.
One of the posts I caught the most heat was the one where I dared point responsibility to gun owners who left unsecured guns inside unlocked cars. I was “victim blaming” and I just let it go. But seeing reports like the above, I have to forget niceness and call on the stupidity of leaving free guns in cars for the stealing and being part of the “iron pipeline” that provides guns to criminals.
If you have to a place where firearms are not allowed, have the decency to drop some cash and get yourself a box like this one which can be found for around $20 and up. (And if you are thinking “What should I get Miguel for Christmas, I’ll be more than happy to get the Hornady Alpha Elite box since my old one is in need of retirement.) And if you made it home at the end of the day/shift and park outside, take your firearms inside the house.
These are neither expensive nor excessive tasks which is why it pisses me off that people ignore them and the complain they lost a gun on a mpletely avoidable crime.
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Miguel, Merry Christmas. (check your email)
Ggrrr you beat me to it heh heh. I just ordered another one from amazon .!
It’s not a believable number. Houston had roughly 15,500 burglaries in 2018. They don’t break out car burglaries from that number, but let’s just assume half are car burglaries. What the PD is saying is that over 25% of car burglaries involve a stolen gun. It’s not believable that that many people leave guns in their cars.
Miggy, I give full credit to you for pushing me day in and out to get one and I finally did a few months ago. I feel like a much more responsible gun owner thanks to your advice. So what I’m saying is, keep doing what you’re doing.
– Eve’s Hubby
Thank you for keeping all of us safe.
And I will continue to be a pain in the ass about this.
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