This urban myth has been making the rounds for awhile.
Gangs tagging gun owners vehicles
This is a discussion on Tagging cars of gun owners within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Don't know if this is true, but since I found it on the internet, it probably is. NOTICE TO ALL GUN OWNERS!!!! This happened to ...
Don't know if this is true, but since I found it on the internet, it probably is.NOTICE TO ALL GUN OWNERS!!!! This happened to a very good friend of mine, so we can attest that it is true. The tag isn't as overt as this - his was just a chalk mark on his tire. I don't know if this particular story has any truth to it, but know this - where we live, if you leave the range you better take that stuff home if you want to keep it.
Tagging a Gun Owner's Vehicle
If you own a gun and therefore go to gun ranges or gun shops, you might want to read the attached and keep this in mind…..and share the word with your friends/family.
TAGGING GUN OWNERS VEHICLES PSA WARNING
Gun lovers public service announcement: 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.
This next comment from a Gun Site instructor:
I don’t know how widespread this is becoming, but the info regarding the NSCA Nationals in San Antonio is correct, as all of us who compete in sporting clays know. Competitors there were having their vehicles marked with a small adhesive dot on the rear license plate or rear bumper, then followed for miles and having their vehicles quickly and efficiently broken in to when parked for lunch etc.
Some crews were working the parking lot at the Nationals itself. 27 high end shotguns were taken there recently. They know when 1400 shooters with high $$ competition guns are in town.
BTW I shot with a young man who was trying out a new gun at the Nationals. He and his father lost all their guns and equipment while making a quick stop for lunch at a BBQ place in Corpus Christi the month before.
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Gangs are too busy selling drugs, hanging out on corners and being stupid macho folks to walk around tagging cars for gun ownership...IMHO.
Last edited by Str8upguy; March 24th, 2013 at 11:38 AM.
Here in Kansas the meter maids tag your car to see how long you've been parked in front of the meter..
If its on the internet its gotta be true. Yup yup.
Metermaids mark cars with chalk... they come back in an hour, still there ticket....
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-Some people shoot guns others "run" them.
-I don't dislike Glocks but often dislike Glock owners.
-Open carry is to a handgun as bluetooth is to a cell phone!
-Simple math can deliver posts per day... some gun forum members need to get out more!!!
It's so true. They tagged my new Jeep I bought before I even got it off the lot.
My replacement tires were tagged from the tire dealer, I'm doomed!
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Yeah, I'm gunna say the metermaids too..
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OMG, I will never park in a gun range lot or gun store again...
I could post more but I just got an email about some money I may have in Nigeria...
(please note the sarcasm)...
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I am more concerned about the license plate --> car registration --> gun background checks/CCW. Not saying it is happening, but I believe it is a concern with universal background checks.
"Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.