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    Not Good: shot at with his own gun...

    ... He heard the guy breaking into his car. The BG found the gun hidden in the car, and shot at the owner with it.

    Story here: http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/B...tml?mobile=yes
    All that said....
    It could be worse.
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    Why would anybody keep a gun in their car? That is asking to have it stolen. Wear your gun or carry it with you to and from the car for sure, but a gun that is locked inside a car is not going to help you and is a magnet for thieves.
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    Its bad enough to leave your gun in the car if you have to go into the post office. But never for any length of time. A number or years ago I left a quarter on my dash board. Some jerk broke my side window to steal the quarter. It just goes to show how desperate some people are. That quarter cost me $135.00 for a new side window. I never leave anything in my car from that date on. A lesson learned the hard way.

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    Hard lesson learned......
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    SIDE NOTE: I'll tell you something -- If *I* were a BG (just hypothetically here of course, but don't think I haven't played this one out in my head) and I wanted a gun, I'd simply watch people in front of places with NO GUNS signs in front of them. Sooner or later, you're probably going to see someone going back to his/her car to discretely disarm.

    Now I know the person is unarmed - and now I know what's in their car.
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    Can someone give me one good reason not to keep a gun in the car?
    Oh wait a minute, this guy can...:bandhead:
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    Quote Originally Posted by RM686 View Post
    A number or years ago I left a quarter on my dash board. Some jerk broke my side window to steal the quarter. It just goes to show how desperate some people are. That quarter cost me $135.00 for a new side window. I never leave anything in my car from that date on. A lesson learned the hard way.
    I need to pass this on to my wife who insists on dumping all her loose change on the console. I told her when the window gets broken to take care of it and not call me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billstaf View Post
    Why would anybody keep a gun in their car? That is asking to have it stolen. Wear your gun or carry it with you to and from the car for sure, but a gun that is locked inside a car is not going to help you and is a magnet for thieves.
    In a perfect world, yes, but in the real world there are many places we aren't allowed to carry guns so in those cases we can either break the law, leave them at home, or lock them in the car. There are always choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MASSIVE View Post
    SIDE NOTE: I'll tell you something -- If *I* were a BG (just hypothetically here of course, but don't think I haven't played this one out in my head) and I wanted a gun, I'd simply watch people in front of places with NO GUNS signs in front of them. Sooner or later, you're probably going to see someone going back to his/her car to discretely disarm.

    Now I know the person is unarmed - and now I know what's in their car.
    This has not been a problem for me. If there is a sign saying gun-free zone, I go somewhere else. I haven't been to a post office for a long time, either.

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    I was just at the Tulsa Gun show and there were thousands of cars around the show. I wondered how many of those cars had guns in them...

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    Since most employers prohibit guns, the only choice is to leave it in the car. Easy to say you just do not go to gun free places, but what, you never go to a hospital? Never go to a post office? Do not go to work? Never go to a federal building? A National Monument? A court house?

    That being said storing a gun in a car when you are not forced to seems to be tempting fate, especially in an apartment complex with a break in problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksgunner View Post
    I was just at the Tulsa Gun show and there were thousands of cars around the show. I wondered how many of those cars had guns in them...
    Last show I was at, there were lots of uniforms and gun-toters walking around the parking lot. I suspect that anyone breaking into a car would have had some unwanted company in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    Since most employers prohibit guns, the only choice is to leave it in the car. Easy to say you just do not go to gun free places, but what, you never go to a hospital? Never go to a post office? Do not go to work? Never go to a federal building? A National Monument? A court house?

    That being said storing a gun in a car when you are not forced to seems to be tempting fate, especially in an apartment complex with a break in problem.
    Hospital - 1 mile from home, I can go nekkid, er, uh, unarmed for that distance...gun stays home in safe.
    Post office - same as hospital.
    Work? nope, retired
    Federal building or courthouse - nope, can't remember last time.
    National monument - I plan ahead.

    business establishment with gun-free sign - I go somewhere else.

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    If you built a nifty gun locker in your vehicle, it would be no worries to keep it in there.

    Saw a couple of under seat lockers that are bolted to the floor. something to think about...

    Certainly better than locking it in your glove box or console.
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    Get a good lockbox and at least make the thief work to steal your gun if you have to leave on in your car.
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