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I had a firearm stolen

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wow6599, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. wow6599

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    I just got done with the police. Someone broke into my wife's car and stole our CM9 last night. She had it in her purse (she has a CCL) and left it in the console. Went out to her car for the first time since yesterday, and it's gone.

    Papers and everything were all over the car. They didn't take her Coach boots ($$$ ?) or new blue tooth radio she bought, but they took the Kahr.

    This happened in Wildwood, MO. SN for the Kahr is - IN2088.

    Just throwing this out there to see if anybody comes across it, however unlikely that may be.
     
  2. M-Cameron

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    two likely possibilities...

    1) they broke into the car randomly, found the gun, and figured that was a good enough score and left everything else.

    2)or most likely, it was someone who knew your wife kept a gun in the car and was looking to steal it, a 'friend', family member, neighbor......
     
  3. Sam1911

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    Hmmm... another "car gun" stolen. That's sad. Hopefully there's a lesson in this, for all of us.

    I do hope you recover the gun.
     
  4. wow6599

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    99.9% sure this is what happened.

    Oh, and apparently the car was not locked. In our driveway though......

    Women with ADHD will drive you crazy....... :banghead:
     
  5. wow6599

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    I even told her a month or two ago I was going to sell it and get her pepper spray. Y'all think I wish I would have?
     
  6. Bruno2

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    If you are an NRA member then you have some insurance coverage for it. It might not cover the entire cost of the gun,but, it will help.
     
  7. M-Cameron

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    i certainly hope not......i know i would want someone i care about to have the best tools available to defend them self....and while pepper spray is ok, its FAR from perfect.

    your wife made a mistake, it happens.......you guys just need to reinforce gun safety/handeling until it becomes second nature.
     
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    I agree with M-Cameron.

    Enough said....
     
  9. heeler

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    First I want to say I am very sorry she/you lost the Kahr.
    As far as random vs purposely targeting your vehicle I tend to think random target.
    Not sure about Wildwood MO. but here in Houston Texas the number one crime of them all is vehicle breakins.
     
  10. HorseSoldier

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    +1. Up here in Anchorage thefts from vehicles are rampant. The usual big win for the criminals is credit cards, but we get gun thefts (long guns and pistols), prescription meds, iPads/Pods/Phones, etc. reported also. As a rule of thumb I always advise people to not leave anything of value in their vehicle overnight or during long stops (going to movies, trips to the mall, etc.), and even with items of no real value to not leave purse-shaped things or backpacks in their vehicles to discourage windows smashed out by guys who think they are scoring something valuable.
     
  11. bozzman3

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    Not trying to sound like a a hole,but I think as gun owners we have a responsibility to secure our firearms!!Leaving a firearm in a car is not secure.This is how guns get into the hands of undesirables.A trunk is better but cars are stolen all the time.
     
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  12. radiotom

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    My woman has both pepper spray and a Glock 19. :neener:
     
  13. wow6599

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    Yes, I know. And I agree.

    I'm really torn about what to do about my wife carrying a gun moving forward.

    Hindsight 20/20, I think she (ADHD) may be too forgetful to have a firearm in her possession..... I can't watch over her 24/7.

    This has me really bothered right now.
     
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    if it's any consolation, my wife has a problem with remembering the pistol in the car as well. No matter how much you harp, some people just won't learn to remember until something with serious consequences happens to them. I'll use this as a lesson to my wife that simple forgetfulness has now armed a criminal and that she needs to be just as vigilant in minding how she maintains control of her weapon as she is in being aware and alert in her surroundings.
     
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    I have adhd too but that isn't an excuse to leave a weapon in a vechicle... especially an unlocked one... sucks you lost a firearm... a learning experience for sure... for my wife and I we don't have vechichle guns... just on our person guns... we can't leave anything out especially with a couple of curious children.... everything out of their reach and secured at all times.
     
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    That truly stinks. As convenient as it is to leave one in the vehicle, that's why I do not as well. It's a pain in the butt having to move it around, but what else can you do?...
     
  17. wow6599

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    Then my wife blames her ADHD too much.... what can I say?

    Also, we now think the car was locked. One of the doors won't shut.....it is literally broken. I originally thought the alarm should have gone off, but here is the problem - if the key fob (?) is within so many feet, the car thinks you are unlocking the door and won't go off.

    Our keys are by the front door and within range of the cars sensor. Never thought about the possibility of that problem until tonight.

    And... this was a gun I gave her to carry on her. She said she left in the console on Wednesday when she had to go to a school function - and never put it back in her purse. Again, I don't always remember to babysit her.
     
  18. K1500

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    Not trying to sound like an a hole, but the place lies entirely with the criminal POS that stole the gun, not the owners.

    A $300 to $600 gun is one of the least valuable items in most cars. Yes, she should have locked it, and yes, it would probably be best if she brought it in, but you should be able to leave things in your car. My radio cost more than most carry guns. Folks leave a gun in their car for a variety of reasons. Don't make the criminal make you feel like you are in the wrong.
     
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    Yup. This goes for 'truck rifles' too.

    We have a responsibility to keep powerful tools secured as best we can. This is exactly how they end up 'on the street' as the left so eloquently puts it. And you know what? They're (partly) right.

    One problem with that argument. A stolen radio or credit card can't be directly used to kill someone else. A stolen gun isn't a 'value' loss, it's a potential deadly weapon now in the wrong hands.
     
  20. K1500

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    What about a stolen 8,000 pound, 400 horsepower truck? Is that a deadly weapon?
     
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    Everyone thinks I'm nuts for locking my van in my own driveway, but I always do even though I don't keep firearms in there. I'll admit that I've had to learn the hard way on a number of issues but this one isn't it. It only takes a couple of seconds to make it so a robber can't break into your car without waking the dead.

    I hope you recover your weapon. It was a mistake, don't be too hard on yourself or your wife about it. Learn from it and move on. :cool:
     
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    Just where does our responsibility end? If a locked car in your own driveway is not secure enough, what about a locked house? Is THAT secure enough? Should we all store every gun in a locked safe, in a locked house, with a guard? It's not like she left it laying on the front lawn or anything. A criminal broke into a locked vehicle and stole a firearm. They are to blame. I understand a car isn't the most secure place to store a gun, but neither is your unoccupied house when you are off at work all day.
     
  23. GlowinPontiac

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    Most criminals would rather have a $100 gun than an expensive radio/ipad/etc....

    Sent from the toilet using charmin ultra
     
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    double tap. Delete.
     
  25. chris in va

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    Nope. When you licensed and insured it, what did it say on the form?

    No, read the OP again. The car was unlocked and the gun was unsecured.

    Yes, absolutely...when not under direct supervision.

    I don't know the details about the gun security issue with the CT shooter's mom, but I'm willing to bet if it had been in a gun safe without his knowledge of the combo, it may have prevented this horrible act.
     
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