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Why Are Criminals Breaking Into Homes And Stealing Guns When They Can Buy A Dozen In Any Gun Show Parking Lot?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:22 pm
by Kinsley
An expert on crime gun patterns, ATF agent Jay Wachtel says that most guns used in crimes are not stolen out of private gun owners' homes and cars. "Stolen guns account for only about 10% to 15% of guns used in crimes," Wachtel said. Because when they want guns they want them immediately the wait is usually too long for a weapon to be stolen and find its way to a criminal.

Why Are Criminals Breaking Into Homes And Stealing Guns When They Can Buy A Dozen In Any Gun Show Parking Lot?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:01 pm
by Early
Responsible gun owners will keep their gun(s) locked away and unavailable for rapid use. However, there seem to be very few responsible, trained gun owners if the following report is typical.

From CNN:

If the gun advocates behind this year?s inaugural Gun Appreciation Day had hoped to use the day?s festivities to build support for their anti-regulation platform, they are going to have to wait another year.

Emergency personnel had to be called to the scene of the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina after a gun accidentally discharged and shot two people at the show?s safety check-in booth just after 1 pm. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, and the Raleigh Fire Department announced that the show would be closed for the rest of the day.

Gun Appreciation Day is the combined effort of dozens of far-right organizations who have been vocal opponents of gun control advocates? efforts to reduce the number of dangerous weapons on our streets and prevent them from ending up in the hands of people with criminal backgrounds or a history of mental illness. In response to a renewed push for sensible reforms of gun laws after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, groups like the National Rifle Association and the founders of Gun Appreciation Day have instead advocated for an increase in the number of guns in public places like elementary schools, arguing ? falsely ? that more guns will mean more protection for individuals.

But today?s unfortunate accident, which took place at a safety check in surrounded by hundreds of people who presumably have at least some training on how to properly handle a dangerous weapon, undermines that case. Earlier this week, an armed security officer at a Michigan charter school accidentally left his gun in a restroom that is regularly used by students as young as five years old.

A representative from Political Media, the group responsible for organizing Gun Appreciation Day, was not immediately available for comment.

UPDATE

Two similar incidents occurred at entirely separate gun shows in the Midwest, one in the Cleveland suburb of Medina, Ohio and the other at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. In Ohio, the local ABC affiliate reports that one individual was brought to a hospital by EMS, and in Indiana Channel 8 WISH says that an individual shot himself in the hand while trying to reload his gun in the show parking lot. That brings the tally to 4 victims of gun violence so far at three different gun shows during the country?s first Gun Appreciation Day.

UPDATE

CNN is reporting that three people were injured at the gun show in Raleigh, not two as originally reported. All were victims of a shotgun that fired while the owner was removing it from a case.

Why Are Criminals Breaking Into Homes And Stealing Guns When They Can Buy A Dozen In Any Gun Show Parking Lot?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:23 pm
by Alun
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Why Are Criminals Breaking Into Homes And Stealing Guns When They Can Buy A Dozen In Any Gun Show Parking Lot?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:44 am
by Maolmin
Most hard core criminals have very little respect for human life, and that includes their own.
So the threat of being arrested or being shot while committing a crime isn't really a deterrent.
So with that in mind why would they buy a gun when the could just steal it?

Why Are Criminals Breaking Into Homes And Stealing Guns When They Can Buy A Dozen In Any Gun Show Parking Lot?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:36 am
by Einhardt
For the same reason they don't anything they take from homes - they have to pay.
And are you one of the naifs who think that the crook who steals that gun will get the govt ordered background check and mental health evaluation on the gangbanger he sells it to? That's how it works: the crook steals stuff (no cost) and then sells it.