This is a discussion on BAD: Loaded gun left in car taken.... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Not a good thing..... Florida Man Mike Maisonnueve Learns Lesson After Loaded Gun Stolen From Car | Video | TheBlaze.com...
Lock the car, better yet, take the gun back into the house with you. I only leave my gun in the car for very short periods of time, then only in a COM safe which is locked, inside a locked car. Not perfect, but best I can do.
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Messed up that the cops are looking to charge the person who brought it to the owner's attention.
Was only a couple weeks ago down here a guy left a gun in an unlocked vehicle,his surveillance camera showed a guy in late teens checking car doors,opened truck door and within about 30 seconds had got the gun and a GPS unit.
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Good lesson..Never leave your gun in an unlocked car!!!!!. He was Lucky!!.
Sounds like he didn't really learn the lesson here."I learned a lesson, a valid lesson" Maisonneuve told the television station. "I should not carry a loaded firearm in my car.
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Reminds me to be a little OCD about making sure my car is locked. Note that I always lock my car and home but this guy stated in the article that he THOUGHT he locked the car.
These "crimes of convenience" are a major problem in this same area. The police are always advising folks to lock vehhicles and leave no valuables inside them. Doh!
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Leaving a (presumably hidden) loaded gun in an unlocked vehicle is dumb.
About as dumb as leaving a gun sitting outside, unattended, with a note about all the kids in the area.
Lessons need to be learned on both sides of this equation, and yes, the note-leaver should be charged.
Don't see very many ethical burglars out there. Seems to me this was someone out there trying to make a point which makes wonder if this was someone who knows the guy. The person knows this guy leaves guns in his car and maybe has a habit of leaving the car unlocked. Nice M&P by the way.
Leaving a firearm in a car locked or unlocked is never a good Idea in these times. To pop a window on a locked door is as easy as using your key. We had a Police chief here in Carlisle Pa. had his service weapon stolen out of his unmarked patrol car in his driveway. There was no sign of forced entry. Come to find out that the chief's own son stole the weapon to buy heroin, and he used his dad's key-fob unlocker to get into the car. They arrested the son and the guy he sold the gun to, but it hasn't been found yet. It's probably changed hands 5 times by now....