At least 40 unsecured guns stolen from house near Roosevelt HS
SEATTLE Between 40 and 45 guns, including an AR 15, left unsecured in a house across from Roosevelt High School were stolen in a burglary last week, according to the Seattle Police Department. Friday. When he returned to his home in the 6800 block of 15th Avenue Northeast five hours later, he discovered he had been burglarized.
The victim told officers all his guns 20 to 25 handguns and 20 rifles and shotguns had been stolen from his bedroom closet and drawers. He said many of the handguns were from his father and grandfather from WWI and WWII, and the rifles included an AR 15.
According to the report, the burglar or burglars also took a large amount of cash that had been in two bags in the kitchen and about a dozen watches.
The victim was missing five to seven gym bags he thinks were used to carry out his possessions, as well, according to the report.
Since there were no signs of forced entry into the house, the victim told officers he believes whoever burglarized him lifted the automatic garage door to get inside.
Was the house locked? Then the weapons were secure.
Everyone on here seems to think a gun safe is the end all be all last word in weapons storage. There are very Toms Shoes Outlet few safes out there that cannot be defeated by the average burglar with time and a couple very basic tools. Good safes weigh in excess of 4000 pounds and cost upwards of $10k. They will not fit in an apartment or townhouse since they often require removal of a wall and a crane to lift them into place on the bottom floor.
Your Toms Shoes O Toms Shoes Outlet utlet average Winchester, Browning, AmSec, Liberty, and Cannon safes are made with thing gauge sheet metal and will not resist cutting, poking, or prying. Graffunder is the way to go but they cost and weigh as much as a car.
Point is, if the guy BROKE IN and stole the dishwasher, there wouldn’t be an article that claims the dishwasher wasn’t secured. When the actual break in time is when no one is home. 99% of burglaries happen at that time. Home invasions are so rare if don’t sell drugs or have a pot farm in your home you a better chance of winning the Mega than using your hidden weaponry.
With that said, that is your right be armed and have random guns hidden for protection and also I don’t believe a home owner be charged.
I’d bet that 9,999 out of 10,000gun safes that are properly bolted into place are that kind of deterrent to all but the most determined (and capable) criminal.
In the case of your brother in law, I’d bet that there are additional circumstances such as the criminal knew it was there, had the right equipment torip itfree or it wasn’t as secure as your brother in law thought it was. It would be very unusual for a criminal to bring the equipment necessary to rip a bolted down safe free.
And if the AR 15 is the most commonly used guns among criminals, why do rifles in general (not semi auto rifles but ALL rifles) account for less than 2% of all gun related homicides per FBI data? You don’t know what you are talking about. Criminals prefer handguns because they are easy to conceal. mea culpa.
However, I’ve seen enough brain dead PHDs to state that having a degree doesn’t make you an expert. I have my safes installed in my shop and after they are installed I have reenforced walls built around them to number one hide them and number two make them nearly impossible to steal/open. The thief (I think one of the guys who installed it) used everything in my shop. Air hammer/ ove Toms Shoes Outlet rhead hoist system, you name what they needed it was right there. : )