Thursday, June 02, 2022

Law abiding gun owners are arming thugs. So far this year, 625 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville.

Metro press release, May 31, 2022- The Nashville Police Department strongly encourages Nashvillians to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables---especially guns, and remove the keys.

So far this year, 625 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville. More than 70% of all guns reported stolen in 2022 (873) were taken from vehicles. Last week, 21 guns were stolen from cars and trucks.

Going hand in hand with vehicle burglaries is vehicle theft. A review of last week’s stolen vehicle reports in Nashville shows that 64% of the automobiles taken (28 of 44) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.

Just like guns taken from vehicles, these stolen autos are also routinely involved in criminal activities, including carjackings and robberies.

Rod's Comment: I think it is past time to address this. Very few criminals buy their guns from a gun shop.  They buy stolen guns off the street, placed in circulation by irresponsible gun owners who left them in a vehicle. If one is going to leave a gun in a car, it should be secured in a gun safe that is bolted to the car frame or otherwise firmly secured to the vehicle. I am of the opinion that improperly securing a weapon should be a punishable offense. 

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