Skip to comments.Stolen gun report a sign of things to come from Obama’s second term
Posted on 11/10/2012 6:37:41 AM PST by marktwain
A report released yesterday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington claims About 1.4 million firearms were stolen during household burglaries and other property crimes over the six-year period from 2005 through 2010.
Of the guns stolen each year during burglaries and other property crimes, at least 80 percent, or an annual average of 186,800 firearms, had not been recovered up to six months after being stolen, the BJS press release states.
That certainly sounds ominous. And its what the media and those interested in ratcheting down on the nations gun laws will be focused on, as cherry-picking from the report also supports at least two specific goals for that agenda: Using it to support additional laws and to make the case that gun ownership is on the decline.
Perhaps a third observation worth noting is how the report, put out under the auspices of Eric Holders Department of Justice, makes a special point of highlighting About three out of four household property crimes involving stolen firearms occurred in households headed by white non-Hispanic persons, and that these are disproportionately in the rural South.
Those would be the red states.
The devil is always in the details, so in this case its useful to springboard from the presser directly into the report itself.
If one wanted to write an article based solely on the press release, its readers would never know the very first sentence in the report states Victimizations involving the theft of firearms declined from 283,600 in 1994 to 145,300 in 2010.
Thats in spite of the fact that industry reports show firearms sales have been steadily growing in that time period.
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We can expect Premier Hussein to enter into a full court press in his second term, with severe and constant attacks on the Second Amendment.
The constitution means nothing to this mental defective from Kenya, or, for that matter, to his supporters either - provided they keep getting their government checks at taxpayer expense.
Thank you, America for four more years of this sh*t.
BO’s DOJ will encourage heavy penalties on homeowners whose guns are stolen due to “improper storage,” but will continue to go light on penalizing those who use the stolen weapons in the commission of crimes (predominantly “their people.”)
It’s a way of fostering a well-armed, well-equipped civilian security force. Gangs and gangstas are the new militia in Barack-o-world.
Another federal unconstitutional action on what should be a state issue.
Are they actual guns stolen, or just reports of guns stolen? I know around FR, between boating accidents and reporting guns as beinng stolen, there’s significant losses...
Reporting a gun stolen when it is not stolen is a huge mistake that will land you in a lot of trouble.
That’s what I was figuring, but boating accidents are hard to believe.
I sold all my guns privately for cash.
The new gun that is arriving soon will be sold privately for cash, no record of sale.
I’m curious who WOULDN’T report a stolen gun, except for a criminal who loses a stolen gun.
The requirement for mandatory reporting of stolen firearms is to make sure that registered guns are always available for confiscation. This is so people cannot say “they were stolen” when asked to turn them in.
Here is a good essay on why gun registration is gun confiscation:
I’m wondering about weapons that are purchased through the system, then...sold. Did you advertise first? I had heard that if it is in the want ads, then if anything were to happen, all that’s needed, is paper receipt with the buyers signature, address and when the ad was placed.
No you know was interesting. A guy came through the neighborhood one day, said he was building a youth outdoor camp and was buying seldom used outdoor gear and such. Asked him if he is interested in guns. He said he was, so I showed him my collection, he offered my 5 grand on the spot and they were then his.
No receipt, no paperwork, I don’t even remember what his name was or if he even gave it to me. I’m old now, memory seems to be the first thing to go...