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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Why are criminals breaking into homes and stealing guns when they can buy a dozen in any gun show parking lot?

and not worry about getting arrested for B & E?.........or shot by the owners wife, kids, nanny, lawn guy or attacked by a dog or VERY cross kitty?

Update:

@bmovies6........Tru Bro....I was at a show in Indiana....and they had a sign saying " No Gun Sales Allowed outside of Building".......it was right up there for everyone to see......FACT!

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    An expert on crime gun patterns, ATF agent Jay Wachtel says that most guns used in crimes are not stolen out of private gun owners' homes and cars. "Stolen guns account for only about 10% to 15% of guns used in crimes," Wachtel said. Because when they want guns they want them immediately the wait is usually too long for a weapon to be stolen and find its way to a criminal.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • 7 years ago

    Most hard core criminals have very little respect for human life, and that includes their own. So the threat of being arrested or being shot while committing a crime isn't really a deterrent. So with that in mind why would they buy a gun when the could just steal it?

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  • 7 years ago

    Such a lovely world. Ok, so we all need more guns so there can be more violence, so we'll need more guns to protect from those crazies ( one in particular, who just happened to us a parent's AK 47 or whatever, legally acquired of course) and shot 30 God fearing Gun Owners and proud NRA members in a Church).

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  • 7 years ago

    Responsible gun owners will keep their gun(s) locked away and unavailable for rapid use. However, there seem to be very few responsible, trained gun owners if the following report is typical.

    From CNN:

    If the gun advocates behind this year’s inaugural Gun Appreciation Day had hoped to use the day’s festivities to build support for their anti-regulation platform, they are going to have to wait another year.

    Emergency personnel had to be called to the scene of the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina after a gun accidentally discharged and shot two people at the show’s safety check-in booth just after 1 pm. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, and the Raleigh Fire Department announced that the show would be closed for the rest of the day.

    Gun Appreciation Day is the combined effort of dozens of far-right organizations who have been vocal opponents of gun control advocates’ efforts to reduce the number of dangerous weapons on our streets and prevent them from ending up in the hands of people with criminal backgrounds or a history of mental illness. In response to a renewed push for sensible reforms of gun laws after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, groups like the National Rifle Association and the founders of Gun Appreciation Day have instead advocated for an increase in the number of guns in public places like elementary schools, arguing — falsely — that more guns will mean more protection for individuals.

    But today’s unfortunate accident, which took place at a safety check in surrounded by hundreds of people who presumably have at least some training on how to properly handle a dangerous weapon, undermines that case. Earlier this week, an armed security officer at a Michigan charter school accidentally left his gun in a restroom that is regularly used by students as young as five years old.

    A representative from Political Media, the group responsible for organizing Gun Appreciation Day, was not immediately available for comment.

    UPDATE

    Two similar incidents occurred at entirely separate gun shows in the Midwest, one in the Cleveland suburb of Medina, Ohio and the other at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. In Ohio, the local ABC affiliate reports that one individual was brought to a hospital by EMS, and in Indiana Channel 8 WISH says that an individual shot himself in the hand while trying to reload his gun in the show parking lot. That brings the tally to 4 victims of gun violence so far at three different gun shows during the country’s first Gun Appreciation Day.

    UPDATE

    CNN is reporting that three people were injured at the gun show in Raleigh, not two as originally reported. All were victims of a shotgun that fired while the owner was removing it from a case.

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  • 7 years ago

    "Why are criminals breaking into homes and stealing guns when they can buy a dozen in any gun show parking lot?"

    Because they CANT buy guns in any gun show parking lot.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    For the same reason they don't anything they take from homes - they have to pay. And are you one of the naifs who think that the crook who steals that gun will get the govt ordered background check and mental health evaluation on the gangbanger he sells it to? That's how it works: the crook steals stuff (no cost) and then sells it.

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  • 7 years ago

    You mentioned it, Stealing is free, buying it cost money!

    Stealing it, no background check, buying requires background check,

    Criminals aren't stupid, they just don't have the value system we have!

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  • 7 years ago

    You seem to think that gun shows are being held on every street corner... I don't think so.

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  • Mark
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    7 years ago

    ßècause those people don't have the $ to buy guns from a ŠtöRÉ. it's the same reason why some people Shp-lift. Even though the food-stamps are supposed to be stopping that.

    Source(s): Guns are needed. Öùr gov shouldn't try to take them away.
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