Skip to comments.Police Blame Freedom to Carry for Gun Thefts in Kansas City
Posted on 01/09/2022 2:32:33 AM PST by marktwain
In a recent article aired on National Public Radio affiliate, Kansas City Police were given a platform to blame increasing crime rates on the restoration of Second Amendment rights. One of the first things noted was an increase in the reports of firearms stolen from vehicles in Kansas City, MO. From kcur.com:
In 2021, 613 guns were stolen from vehicles, compared with 498 in 2020, Capt. Sean Hutcheson said in a presentation to the Kansas City Police Board on Dec. 14. Police know the weapons are being used in crimes, he said.
“One of the drivers of our violence in Kansas City is easy access to guns,” Hutcheson said. “And since the early 2000s, a lot of our gun laws in the state have been relaxed. So people are more likely to be carrying guns and especially in their vehicles.”
Hutcheson makes a major jump in logic, asserting, without evidence, that “easy access to guns” is “One of the drivers of our violence in Kansas City…” There are numerous studies that show mere access to guns is not a driver of illegal violence.
Missouri law applies to all of Missouri. These problems seem unique to particular areas of Kansas City. There are many areas in Missouri that have high gun ownership (access to guns) and low murder rates. The KCUR article notes where many thefts of guns are taking place:
The hotspots for vehicle thefts are the city’s entertainment districts, Hutcheson said, including Westport, the Power & Light District, the Crossroads District and the 18th & Vine District.
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Perhaps if entertainment businesses allowed patrons to carry the guns wouldn’t be defenseless in those vehicles...
KC police are purveying idiocy.
Black men equals crime. Get it it? You want to solve the problem we all, regardless of race know where to look.
Democrats and black people. Easy peasy.
“..Capt. Sean Hutcheson..”
If people are having them stolen from cars, they’re idiots. You lock that sh!t up or carry it with you. Of you know you can’t carry it where you’re going, leave it at home!
How very predictable.
In a related story, these also blamed car thefts on people who own cars - if it wasn’t for those selfish people buying cars, the car thefts would stop.
As in the article, want a gun:
* Go to a place, i.e. bar, where guns are not allowed.
* Wait for someone turned away from the door for carrying a gun.
* Follow person to car.
* Wait for person to store gun in car and leave.
Solution: Eliminate gun-free zones.
Yea, they are right. There aren’t any shootings in Chicago where you get prison for carrying.
I always say :
“There are many potential tools to stop the theft of guns in this hot spot.”
Keeping it on your person being Number 1.
“There aren’t any shootings in Chicago where you get prison for carrying.”
Concealed carry is legal in Chicago with a CCL. And almost no one there goes to prison for simply carrying without one. Chicago has a Soros prosecutor.
Right there blew any credibility in the article.
Keep your feral barbarians in the cities-—
In the country, they WILL be eliminated.
N P R The tax supported lies 24/7/365
Why expect carriers to expend extra $$ when it is the police’s responsibility to curb crime? Mebbe crimes are up because your commie trash DA won’t prosecute.
It is worth knowing what the opposition is putting out.
Tsun Tzu wrote:
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
I lost all my guns in a boating accident. Things happen.
The never ending media assault on common sense and the second amendment completely ignores what % of the punks breaking into cars are black. In every video I’ve seen, the perps appeared to be ALL BLACK.
This type crime will never stop until this country can openly discuss the REAL issue which is young, black, fatherless males.