This is a discussion on Gangs tagging gun owners vehicles within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just received an email from a friend of mine out of state. Just want to spread the word...... While I was in a Texas ...
I just received an email from a friend of mine out of state. Just want to spread the word......
While I was in a Texas 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 Sheriff of Bexar 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 Texas. Please pass this info along to your 2nd amendment list. Daily check your car, truck or motor home for unusual painted dots, marks, check marks or other strange looking symbols that are not normal to your type vehicle. It could prevent you from being a victim of robbery, or even save your life if you catch the thief in the act.
I've been in the habit for a couple of years of having a link to snopes open when I am reading my emails. Before I foreward anything that is questionable, I check with snopes. It has prevented me from sending on erroneous information on more occasions than I can remember! It is amazing the number of "urban myths" that are floating around out there in cyber space.
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This one sure is getting around This, what, the 4th thread in 2 weeks?
Lesson learned. The email I was actually from a friend in law enforecement. I was not aware that it was a false rumor. Sorry everyone!
and really...don't trust snopes though..they have been proven wrong on several occasions...
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These emails are silly. I love when gun owners send stuff like this to get people riled up about nothing. It is silly in my opinion and does nothing but cause a headache for those who believe it.
You know, it's not really a bad idea. Is it criminal to tag someone's tires?
My concern is that spreading such a rumor would then motivate an actual criminal to do something like this. I'm from Canada, and a remarkable number of our street guns are non-functional (and a decent fraction don't have bullets, to boot.), and so the street value of a working gun would be quite high.
Trying to spot a chalk mark on a tire in a major city would be next to impossible.
I also think this would be the last person I would want to steal anything from, just in case he had it on him and didn't leave it in the car!
Luckily, I don't have a gun store or range in my county to park my car at.
Snopesified or not, something to think about (who knows you have guns). Another reason my vehicles aren't plastered with NRA, Colt, GLOCK, Crosshairs, or any other sticker that can re-activate a drug riddled brain cell in a thug.
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