Friday, May 26, 2006

45 More Guns on the Streets Courtesy of Gomer and Goober

Classic Arms in Cordova obviously doesn't know much about security. When you run a firearms shop, you really do have a moral and ethical responsibility to make sure your shop is secure. It's not like you run a bakery or something--- Items stolen from your business are destined to be used in crimes.

Yes, Classic Arms has been robbed twice in the last two weeks. Twenty-five pistols were taken from the shop in the wee hours of the morning. They join the twenty taken from the shop last week in the hands of people that can't buy guns through legitimate sources.

I've debated gun control with dozens of people in the past. In fact, I'm currently embroiled in a terrific debate with Jeff over at Pesky Fly on this issue. The one thing that the pro-gun crowd seems to say over and over (Though thankfully not Jeff) is that criminals usually commit crimes with illegal guns.

This illustrates how easy it is to turn that perfectly legal killing machine that leaves the factory into an illegal gun in the hands of someone that may well use it in a driveby. All it takes is someone so sloppy or apathetic that they can't secure their guns, and the streets are flush with firearms destined for the waistband of a criminal's pants.

Yes, apparently, Classic Arms is run by Goober and Gomer. Despite being the targets of a break-in just last week, their security was so lax that the sophisticated method that the criminals used to steal an illegal weapons stockpile consisted of throwing something heavy through the window. Ingenius security system you guys have there.

I realize how ridiculously lax gun laws are in this state. But if you're going to get a license as a firearms dealer, you better damn well have a security system more sophisticated than any self-respecting bakery would have.

Yes, they cost a little bit of money to install-- But come on. Those steel curtains like you see on any liquor store on Winchester after closing time are certainly cheaper than replacing your plate glass window once a week.

45 guns on the streets in two weeks because the people that run Classic Arms are either too apathetic or incompetent to secure their stockpiles.

Take their licenses. They obviously lack the sense of responsibility required to keep a gun in the building. We don't give them to kids. We don't give them to monkeys. And we sure don't give them to Gomer and Goober for safekeeping.

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Incidentally, his coverage of this story earns Cameron Harper of Channel 24 News the Ted Baxter Award for sheer stupidity in journalism.

The classic line that earned him the award?

"Yeah, it looks like his store was targeted specifically for the guns."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you by any chance seen the upgraded security at the store?

Have you asked the owners about the half-dozen safes at the store where ALL weapons are kept after closing?

Do you even want to know that the owners are not at fault?

Of course you may choose to reply. What do I know, I think the Second Amendment is pretty plain and clear, like the rest of the Constitution. I guess you have to be 'eddycated' to REALLY understand all the hidden meanings.

Yes, you are less safe because some guns were stolen. You know, it's probably a tiny fraction of the guns taken from Chili's parking lots since 'reasonable' gun control prevents patrons from eating with their LEGAL guns under personal control.

Loser.

Freedonian said...

Have you by any chance seen the upgraded security at the store?

You mean SINCE the two break-ins in a short span of time? No. And I don't care. If you're selling firearms, you shouldn't be able to open the door without better security than that.

45 firearms stolen over the course of two burglaries in a week. Am I supposed to forget about that because Gomer and Goober upgraded their security since then?

Have you asked the owners about the half-dozen safes at the store where ALL weapons are kept after closing?

Perhaps they locked them up AFTER the burglaries. The guys that broke in weren't safecrackers.

They picked up 45 weapons left laying around by a shop that didn't secure them. If you're going to have guns, you need to be responsible for them.

What do I know, I think the Second Amendment is pretty plain and clear, like the rest of the Constitution. I guess you have to be 'eddycated' to REALLY understand all the hidden meanings.


Did your "eddycation" tell you to read the whole sentence? Or do you skip over that whole "well-regulated militia" thing? Whaddya say? Shall we walk up to a gun show and tell the lardasses in camouflage to drop and give us twenty?

You know, it's probably a tiny fraction of the guns taken from Chili's parking lots since 'reasonable' gun control prevents patrons from eating with their LEGAL guns under personal control.

Did Chili's become public property when I wasn't looking? Is it your take as a gun nut that your right to carry supercedes their right to set the rules for their own property?

And I thought you guys were against government intrusion...

Hack.