This is a discussion on Trying to see the good in things... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Captain Kahr Slowly loosing faith in the SAPD... I'm sure I'm just another statistic and probably the 100th person that had his ...
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." -1792, James Madison
There are always too many Democratic, Republican and never enough U.S. congressmen.
What is "high" on their priority list. My insurance agent told me that theft in my area has gone up since last year. That's just the report from one agency.
Again...I'm not trying to slam anyone and I support the police and military every chance I get but...Outside of giving traffic tickets and RESPONDING to bad situations what do they REALLY do? In other words is the PD only reactive and not proactive?
Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.
Lets face it if they could "prevent crime" we wouldnt have half the members that we do on this site. I was having the conversation with my MIL last night that they police just take reports after the fact 90% of the time.
I'm really sorry for you lost property but even more so for the loss of your piece of mind. I hope they find the dirt bags.
Sorry for your woes, been there myself and I know that feeling when someone has been through your stuff. Hope they get caught, but if it ends up like my case, the detective will eventually just start dodging your calls.
Mine wasn't a .357, it was a Ruger P90 .45 ACP. Stolen from my daughters school parking lot-a Christian school. Go figure. Po-po said perps were thought to be from Memphis area, coming down and hitting school parking areas...
Soooo, looking at it trying to see the good in it, as you are trying to do, I did learn to never leave a firearm in my vehicle(s), and started carrying concealed thereafter. :-)
Hey Captain, I lament your troubles with you. My brother had the same happen to him a while back. I am shacking my head now, this stuff gets so old! Hope all works out ok is all I can say..
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. PSALM 144:1
I CLING to my guns and my Bible.
Now I can say that this incident has lit a fire under my arse and I took the day off yesterday to get that safe secured with 5" anchor bolts in the slab.
this does underscore the importance of locking away guns when not at home...a police officer in southern florida had a handgun stolen from between his mattresses during a break in....another gun on the street....just because there arent kids in the house doesnt mean there isnt the potential for the gun becoming a problem....
lock em up when you leave...retrieve em when you get home and put em where you want...and dont think for a minute you have a hiding place a thief cant find...
Try putting pictures and serial numbers on a cd or dvr using a scanner.You can keep it in a safe place such as a safety deposit box at the bank or an anchored fire rated safe at home.
A bit like making lemonade from a bunch of lemons, sure, but it's better now than coming around too late. Now, you'll be able to craft a team-oriented plan of attack that will be able to handle more facets of rough situations. Time to consider some serious instruction that can leverage both of you.
Kudos on the changes.