MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Lock your car, and remove your valuables. That’s the message from Murfreesboro Police after a recent rash of car break-ins across the city.

Police have responded to 81 car burglaries in the last month, and 13 firearms were stolen from cars during that same time period.

Murfreesboro police investigating several car break-ins (newschannel5.com)

We need to keep banging against being careless (You can’t fix stupid, I know). How careless is people being?

In many of the cases, officers said the car doors were left unlocked, and valuable items were left in plain sight.

In addition to car burglaries, there have also been several vehicles stolen in the city. Detectives said the doors to all the stolen vehicles were unlocked with the key fob inside.

Lock the car, take the gun with you if you are home or get a car safe box if you have to go to a legally-enforced Gun Free Zone. And lock the doors take the frigging key/fob with you.

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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 “Remove your gorramed guns from your cars!”
  1. It is hard to get done people to think about what signals they send.

    My ex use to have a habit of leaving her house keys in the car when she just ran into a store. It didn’t matter because there wasn’t a key to the car on that ring…

    It took years before she finally understood that the issue wasn’t what she knew but what a person looking in the window would believe. Replacing a window is expensive, even if we still had the car.

    Same with purses. Just because you know you took your wallet out of your purse before you when in to shop doesn’t mean a person looking in the window doesn’t think “jackpot”.

    In Baltimore at the time cars were being broken into for the coins left in the cup holders.

  2. If you MUST leave your firearm in your vehicle have a good gun safe well secured in your vehicle; and lock your firearm in it each and every time you MUST leave your firearm behind.
    Don’t have “break in and see if I left a gun in the vehicle” stickers on your vehicle. I.E. “protected by Smith and Wesson” et al. Surprisingly any military veteran stickers also say that you might have a gun in the vehicle
    Just a thought YMMV.

  3. If you have a garage door opener in your car, don’t park your car outside the garage! It’s literally a key to your house.

    1. I agree with your advice. But I would add: consider putting a good lock (house door type lock) on your garage-to-home entry door. It’s likely to be a decent door, at least in recent construction because of the requirement for being fire rated.

  4. If someone wants something they think is in my car, I’d rather they not break a window to get it.

    Especially now, with a multi-week wait to get auto glass.

  5. “Lock your doors, don’t leave the gun in the car and if you do keep it in gun safe secured to the car”.

    Great advice.

    The only problem is that I strongly suspect the people who are experiencing this issue are unlikely to be in the demographic group that reads gun blogs.

    I could be wrong, but that’s what I suspect anyway.

    I have another suspicion about at least some of these cases as well:

    Let’s say you’re a law abiding baby momma and your current sugar daddy is saying that if you don’t go buy gat for one of his homeboys, he’s not going to pay for your BET+ streaming service this month.

    But you’re concerned that he’s going to do something stupid and this gun that traces back to you is going to end up at a crime scene eventually. What’s a good way to create plausible deniability?

    “Oh officer – that gun I just bought last week? I left it in the car and forgot to lock the doors – someone stole it.”

    Problem solved.

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