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New Gang Tactic to Steel Guns
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slimjim
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: New Gang Tactic to Steel Guns Reply with quote

If you participate in shooting matches or carry firearms in your car you may be interested in the information listed from the below emails. In Denver, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi gangs are targeting vehicles that they think may have high value firearms in them. It will not be too long before these tactics are employed in our area.

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While I was in a Denver gun store today, my car was tagged on the wheel in the parking lot. The gangs do this on wheels or bumpers at gun stores, shooting ranges, gun shows etc. Later when you are parked at a restaurant, hotel, or other location that's less well guarded or not under video surveillance, other gang members spot the marker and break into the car for a quick gun grab. This is so RAMPANT in San Antonio where we were for a National shoot this summer, the police chief of that county came out to brief the 400 participants of our competition. Too bad three teams had already been victimized the first day. This is the first I've heard of this in Denver. Please pass this info along to your 2nd amendment list.


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I don't know how widespread this is becoming , but the info regarding the NSCA Nationals in San Antonio is correct, as all of us who compete in sporting clays know. Competitors there were having their vehicles marked with a small adhesive dot on the rear license plate or rear bumper, then followed for miles and having their vehicles quickly and efficiently broken in to when parked for lunch etc. Some crews were working the parking lot at the Nationals itself. 27 high end shotguns were taken there recently. They know when 1400 shooters with high $$ competition guns are in town. BTW I shot with a young man who was trying out a new gun at the Nationals. He and his father lost all their guns and equipment while making a quick stop for lunch at a BBQ place in Corpus Christi the month before.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gang Tactic to Steel Guns Reply with quote

This happened In Nov 2011 in Oklahoma. www.examiner-enterpris...-trip.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: New Gang Tactic to Steel Guns Reply with quote

Thanks for the warning. We really need to watch our backs.
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