Thefts at gun shows


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Slater
February 27, 2004, 10:26 AM
Every now and then I hear about a firearm being stolen off a dealer's table at a show. How often does this actually happen?

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cdbeaver
February 27, 2004, 12:24 PM
If it happens once it's too often. Makes fodder for those who would like to outlaw gun shows.

DigMe
February 27, 2004, 01:48 PM
At the last gun show I went to they were making an announcement that A Sig had been stolen off a dealer's table. If all dealers had a security system set up and 2 people working their table (more for large tables) I think it would be a rare problem. That's asking a lot though for some smaller dealers who just scrape by.

brad cook

modifiedbrowning
February 27, 2004, 10:58 PM
At the last show here in town, as I was leaving I here someone yelling "Stop, Stop!" I turn around to see some guy with a Cetme slung over his shoulder go running past with another guy chasing and yelling at him. The theif runs to his car and starts driving off, but stops at the intersection of the main road into the fairgrounds as the guy chasing him writes down his license plate number. I picked up the price sign that had fallen off the Cetme and gave it to the good guy. Never heard anything about it later. Hopefully they caught the thief.

Sisco
February 28, 2004, 01:23 AM
At our local show they started a system where everyone selling guns was given colored cable ties, different color each day.When a sale was made the tie was attached to the gun. If you carried in a gun for trade a different color tie (also changed each day) was attached. All guns were inspected at the exits. Of course someone could slip one into the pocket of their coat and it wouldn't be seen but the system did help.
Couple of years ago I was working the table when the clubs security guys got real active on the radio; some gangbanger wannbe had swiped a couple of boxes of 9mm ammo off a table. He didn't make it out the door. :D

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