That's just a piece of the article and it goes into more details:JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo (KMOV.com) -- Festus police are fighting a losing battle fueld by what they say is the neglect of gun owners.
Numerous guns are in the hands of criminals all because they were left in unlocked cars.
Authorities say some suspects spend an evening just going through neighborhoods checking for unlocked cars and trucks.
“It’s become a huge public safety factor,” said Captain Don Lassing. “We don’t know, we don’t know where the guns are going. There are some cases where we’ve made arrests and recovered some of these guns, but not a whole lot.”
Lassing says three guns have been stolen out of cars or trucks in the past two weeks, and more than a dozen have been stolen in 2012.
“15 different reports of handguns stolen from vehicle,” he said. “That’s a lot.”
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According to the report, the majority of these weapons stolen from vehicles weren't even locked and the vehicles were in somebodys driveway, not a public parking lot. I find it troubling that these people aren't being responsible for their firearms.