Now, wait a minute, some people get so upset when I "blame the victim," but I don't think it's too much of a stretch to question the security measures taken by the gun shop. Don't they have jewellery stores in Atlanta that put all the stuff in a big safe at night for this very reason? Why in the world would gun dealers not be required to do something like that?
ATLANTA — Authorities are offering a reward of up to $10,000 in hopes of catching two men accused of stealing two dozen guns from a shop in Woodstock.
The burglary occurred at Pannell's Firearms and Range on April 27. Security cameras show two men smashing glass countertops and putting guns into bags before fleeing the area at around 3:15 a.m.
Jewellers take these common sense precautions in order to protect themselves and their property. What is the gun dealer thinking who leaves his merchandise under glass all through the night? To me this is the height of irresponsibility. If gun dealers don't have the common sense to take basic precautions against theft, then they should be held partly responsible for that theft.
I think the problem goes right down the line from the NRA lobbyists who enjoy the reputation of being among the most powerful on K Street to the individual gun owner who believes he's sanctioned by god to carry his gun anywhere he want to. It's a type of arrogance, an attitude which says I'm special and I'm different and I don't have to comply with common sense rules like everybody else. It's the attitude that says I can leave my gun in the glove box of the car or in the display case of the store and if a thief breaks in only he's responsible for his actions.
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