Police in Corpus Christi are saying that over 1,000 guns were stolen from the city last year alone. So it looks like we need to start making theft illegal.
1,087 guns in total were reported stolen. Police are saying that gun owners need to do a better job of keeping their guns locked up and secure. And while it is true that every gun owner should be careful to secure any firearms, perhaps gun owners can tell the police that they need to do a better job of catching these dangerous thieves.
But wait, I thought violent criminals got all their guns from gun shows and retail shops where they went through background checks.
If you listened to a gun control activists for any length of time you would hear that we need to have universal background checks so we can make sure criminals don’t get their hands on guns.
Never mind the fact that universal background checks cannot be truly enforced without a universal registration system for every gun owner as well, it’s still a basic fact that if someone wants to commit a crime with a gun that same person is also willing to obtain the gun illegally.
According to the Corpus Christi police about 16% of the 1,000 guns stolen were taken from vehicles. Assuming the rest were taken from homes and businesses it’s clear that criminals will go to any lengths to get their hands on a gun.
While it’s true that every gun owning citizen should take responsibility to secure his firearms, it’s foolish to just blame the law abiding citizen instead of the crooks who are perpetrating the crimes. Too many of these thieves are repeat offenders and are let back on the street in no time.
But anti-gun activists love to blame the good guys with the gun instead of the bad guys. So they will read stories like this and just blab about how irresponsible gun owners are, all while ignoring the fact that these criminals are breaking the law to get their guns.
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