Car burglaries = gun jackpot

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Car burglaries = gun jackpot

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Post by Scott B. » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:21 pm

In Lufkin over a 24 hr period, "Out of the 13 burglaries, Lufkin PD reports that nine guns were taken out of the cars. The guns are now on the streets."

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Post by The Wall » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:08 pm

That's why I have a safe in my truck under the back seat. It's bolted to the floor. Nothings perfect but I'm thinking it would take someone a while to get it open if they knew a way to open it and had the right tools with them at the time. Don't think most thieves would want to risk taking the time to do that. Much more secure than any glove box. Seems to me this would be a good reason to allow CHL everywhere so we wouldn't have to lock them up in our vehicles. Might be something to keep tabs on for next session.


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Post by howdy » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:16 pm

It appears most of these break ins were done at the victims home. I would never leave a gun in my car overnight.
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Post by mr1337 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:48 am

I only lock my gun in the car (in a NanoVault cabled to the seat) when I need to disarm to go into a "gun-free zone."

I suspect that if we had fewer "gun-free zones" we would also have fewer car burglaries that result in a gun being stolen.
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Post by jmra » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:26 am

mr1337 wrote:I only lock my gun in the car (in a NanoVault cabled to the seat) when I need to disarm to go into a "gun-free zone."

I suspect that if we had fewer "gun-free zones" we would also have fewer car burglaries that result in a gun being stolen.
I suspect that the majority of the weapons stolen are from people carrying under MPA as opposed to CHL. I base this conclusion on the theory that the number of people carrying under MPA greatly out numbers those carrying under CHL. Reducing the "gun-free zones" would not affect those carrying under MPA.
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Post by The Wall » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:47 am

While reading these postings I had a thought. Many folks, me included like to put NRA, and other gun related decals on their vehicles. I'm starting to wonder if this is such a good idea. I'm wondering if those decals are an invitation for thieves. Just walk through a parking garage and look for gun decals and bumper stickers. Would be an interesting survey question for those that have had their guns stolen from their vehicles.

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Post by TVGuy » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:57 am

The Wall wrote:While reading these postings I had a thought. Many folks, me included like to put NRA, and other gun related decals on their vehicles. I'm starting to wonder if this is such a good idea. I'm wondering if those decals are an invitation for thieves. Just walk through a parking garage and look for gun decals and bumper stickers. Would be an interesting survey question for those that have had their guns stolen from their vehicles.
Of course they are. It's almost like putting a "nobody's home" sign on your front door when you leave.

It's not a 100% chance that there's a gun in the car, but the chances are much, much higher that there might be.

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Post by misterlarry » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:59 am

TVGuy wrote:
The Wall wrote:While reading these postings I had a thought. Many folks, me included like to put NRA, and other gun related decals on their vehicles. I'm starting to wonder if this is such a good idea. I'm wondering if those decals are an invitation for thieves. Just walk through a parking garage and look for gun decals and bumper stickers. Would be an interesting survey question for those that have had their guns stolen from their vehicles.
Of course they are. It's almost like putting a "nobody's home" sign on your front door when you leave.

It's not a 100% chance that there's a gun in the car, but the chances are much, much higher that there might be.
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This is the only reason that I don't proudly advertise my NRA support and membership on my vehicle. I very seldom leave my weapon in the car anyways unless it is in a secured area.
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Post by paperchunker » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:07 am

misterlarry wrote:
TVGuy wrote:
The Wall wrote:While reading these postings I had a thought. Many folks, me included like to put NRA, and other gun related decals on their vehicles. I'm starting to wonder if this is such a good idea. I'm wondering if those decals are an invitation for thieves. Just walk through a parking garage and look for gun decals and bumper stickers. Would be an interesting survey question for those that have had their guns stolen from their vehicles.
Of course they are. It's almost like putting a "nobody's home" sign on your front door when you leave.

It's not a 100% chance that there's a gun in the car, but the chances are much, much higher that there might be.
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This is the only reason that I don't proudly advertise my NRA support and membership on my vehicle. I very seldom leave my weapon in the car anyways unless it is in a secured area.
I have my NRA Life Member decals on front and rear windows and TSRA decal on rear window. I have had them on all my vehicles for over 10 years. Never had any kind of break in. I also do not leave my gun in my vehicle unless in gun free zone, like college classes.
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Post by mojo84 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:52 am

I really like the Come and Take It version of the license plate. However, I'm hesitant to get it.

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Post by joe817 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:13 pm

mojo84 wrote:I really like the Come and Take It version of the license plate. However, I'm hesitant to get it.
Would that be tantamount to advertising to come & take it? :biggrinjester: Just Kidding!!!

I didn't even know that kind of license plate existed. Link please?
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Post by suthdj » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:22 pm

joe817 wrote:
mojo84 wrote:I really like the Come and Take It version of the license plate. However, I'm hesitant to get it.
Would that be tantamount to advertising to come & take it? :biggrinjester: Just Kidding!!!

I didn't even know that kind of license plate existed. Link please?
I believe it is like $300, neighbor HAD one.
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Post by mojo84 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:48 pm

I haven't researched it. Just saw one on an SUV a day or so ago.

Here's the link. http://www.myplates.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by joe817 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:51 pm

suthdj wrote:
joe817 wrote:
mojo84 wrote:I really like the Come and Take It version of the license plate. However, I'm hesitant to get it.
Would that be tantamount to advertising to come & take it? :biggrinjester: Just Kidding!!!

I didn't even know that kind of license plate existed. Link please?
I believe it is like $300, neighbor HAD one.
Ouch! Fleeting thought! VERY fleeting! :cool: :lol::
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Post by mojo84 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:53 pm

joe817 wrote:
suthdj wrote:
joe817 wrote:
mojo84 wrote:I really like the Come and Take It version of the license plate. However, I'm hesitant to get it.
Would that be tantamount to advertising to come & take it? :biggrinjester: Just Kidding!!!

I didn't even know that kind of license plate existed. Link please?
I believe it is like $300, neighbor HAD one.
Ouch! Fleeting thought! VERY fleeting! :cool: :lol::

Actually, $35

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