Gun Thefts

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by jeffxc, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. jeffxc

    jeffxc New Member

    I don't know how true this is, but my favorite gunsmith sent it on to me:

    Might want to pass this along to any of your friends that are gun enthusiasts like us!

    FYI gun show goers:

    Public service announcement: While I was in a Denver gun store today, my car was tagged on the wheel in the parking lot. The gangs do this on wheels or bumpers at gun stores, shooting ranges, gun shows etc. Later when you are parked at a restaurant, hotel, or other location that’s less well guarded or under video surveillance, other gang members spot the marker and break into the car for a quick gun grab. This is so RAMPANT in San Antonio where we were for a National shoot this summer, the police chief of that county came out to brief the 400 participants of our competition. Too bad three teams had already been victimized the first day. This is the first I’ve heard of this in Denver. Please pass this info along to your 2nd amendment list.

    This next comment from a Gunsite instructor:
    I don’t know how widespread this is becoming , but the info regarding the NSCA Nationals in San Antonio is correct, as all of us who compete in sporting clays know. Competitors there were having their vehicles marked with a small adhesive dot on the rear license plate or rear bumper, then followed for miles and having their vehicles quickly and efficiently broken in to when parked for lunch etc.
    Some crews were working the parking lot at the Nationals itself. 27 high end shotguns were taken there recently. They know when 1400 shooters with high $$ competition guns are in town.
    BTW I shot with a young man who was trying out a new gun at the Nationals. He and his father lost all their guns and equipment while making a quick stop for lunch at a BBQ place in Corpus Christi the month before.
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    Smells of urban legend but I will keep my eyes and ears open.


    HOSSFLY New Member

    Talk about a "shot in the dark" :rolleyes:
  4. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

    Never leave unsecured guns in my car.
  5. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

    If they are that organized, they'll also have the means to open gun safes, cut cables, what ever it takes to get them. Locks only keep honest people out. Thankfully, I face that choice only one time a year on a regular basis.
  6. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

    Many people where I live don't need to be tagged by others. Between the NRA stickers and the Buck-mark logos they are well tagged already.