Yep!!! Pretty much goes without saying. A Vehicle that looks like it's belongs to a shooter, likely does. Just like a Cop Car is most likely just exactly that! Either that or the Driver is a "Wannabe". The Joy Rides are looking for a car/truck/or whatever is just what they are looking for and a Firearm or Six is just so much of a PLUS.
I agree. 20 years ago I had 4 guns stolen out of my truck. I was literally 20 feet away at a friend's apartment, the truck was locked, and the guns out of sight. I will never again leave something of value in a vehicle if there's any way to avoid it. The thought of what some criminal was doing with my gun was a lot worse than the financial loss. I did get one of them back; the cops caught some 18yo punk in a stolen car with my stolen gun under the seat.I’ll probably catch heck, but if you leave your gun in your car at least get a secure way of storing it.
I doubt the claim made in the title. In order to make a believable claim they need to provide tables on a year by year basis for the locations they referred to - not just give one or two years of data. Also, consider the source - Nevada Public Radio - probably antis. IF more guns are being stolen it does not necessarily mean it is because there are more guns in cars - there could be more thieves, there could be way more cars (been on a freeway lately?), our open borders may be a factor, our exploding population may be a factor. I say the article proves nothing.
Another article by NPR - I suspect they are antis.
In the early '70s, I lived in a really old section of Pomona CA... in a big old 2 story house that was well hidden by trees. We had Vatos bike gang living across the alley behind us and it was known as a high crime area. We started the practice of intermittently and randomly shooting from the second story into the ground outside. We were well hidden, so nobody know where the shots were coming from, but the thieves and other BGs stayed away from that scary house. What outlaws we were!!! (But at one of our parties we had to station friends outside because people were coming out the front door with our stuff!)In my neck of the woods we do a lot of shooting.
Seems to keep the thieving riff-raff at bay...