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Guy I work with just came into my office after realizing yesterday evening that 7 of his guns were stolen out of various locations in his house!!! All were collectors/sentimental from his granddad or dad! His new 30-06 and a pellet gun were left....no jewelry was stolen....no electronics were stolen....no appliances, nothing else was stolen..... And he has a 19 yr. old son and a mid-20's son (who recently was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force) living at home................... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... And their friends come over often....spend the night and such....... And the guns were in several out of the way hiden locations making it seem like the thief had to have been shown where they were.... The younger son was obviously distraught about the loss....the older, not at all....... Guess I know why my parents never wanted me to share the location of guns and other valuables in our home when I was coming up............

I told him if he could get serial #'s and descriptions that I would post here so we could spread the word and maybe catch the offender(s)..... but no pics, no serial numbers....... :yell: Let it be a lesson to anyone who hasn't documented what they have.......and like I said, can we REALLY trust our kids, their friends, and those friends of friends?????
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i think it depends on the kids... im 19 and own like 13 of my own guns but i would never trust some of my friends or a lot of ppl my age around them... just my opinion
 

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im mid 20s :suspect:
all my stuff is in the safe or hidden, there are a few people i know that i dont trust. So it stays locked up in my secret room.

Thats low down of whoever did that...
 

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7 of his guns were stolen out of various locations in his house!!!
There's half the problem right there! Why the hell do folks think nothing about spending thousands on guns, but refuse to get a safe?

You can't 'hide' guns like freakin' Easter eggs!!! They WILL be found.
 
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Cant tar all with the same brush just because it happened to someone you know. Its like me, my Dad had firearms I never abused that or stole, its all to do with upbringing (parents).

It's also law here to have your firearms securely housed in a gun safe so things like that don't happen. They should have done that and maybe that wouldn't have happened. Common logic/sense really especially if you have a lot of guns.

Guns lying around your house - potential to be stolen and worse yet, your kids get a hold of them and shoot someone. Very reckless and careless behaviour from so called parents, thats just asking for trouble.
 

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sound to me like their needs to be a come to jesus meeting in that place and some guns better mysteriously reappear or else.
Safes are great. everybody needs atleast 1.
 

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Growing up, my dad made sure he "told" me no to tell others where the guns were hid.. Then he got a safe and that ended the issue.. Hate that for him...
 

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To answer your question bluntly -- NO. Many years ago, the whole family was into scuba. When my youngest got his certification, the wife and I took him to Aruba. The oldest (still in high school) did not want to go due to some sports events, etc. After much discussion, and planning, we left him at home for the week. Seems he decided to host a several of "pool" parties in our absence. Result, some of the wife's jewerly missing along with a Colt AR-15. This was before I had a good inventory of guns and did not have a safe.

We all learned a lesson!!
 

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I'll be 21 in August. My dad has always had guns. I was told to stay away.

As for the boy, if it were my dad, he'd assure it wouldn't be long till the missing items were "found" or magically replaced by an identical item. Toot sweet.

My dad has a way with words. Of the four letter variety.
 

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I always told my son and daughter that if anybody ask we don't have any guns. They were not allowed to have anybody over unless one of us were home. Some people might think that was mean but we never had anything stolen.
 

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Good comments, I feel the same way.... G1D & XD said exactly what I told this guy..... As of yesterday he's gotten names of the boys "friends" and given to Lamar Cty. Sheriff...... we'll see..... IMO, the older son would be on the street! He's of age and financial capacity to live on his own and that's where he'd be! Definetely not bringing his friends to daddy's home to crash after partying all night!!!!!

My purpose in this post was awareness, definetely not to lump all folks of that age group into some irresponsible gang of thieves... I know there are many who are of great moral character and upstanding, honest people.... but generally speaking character judgement improves with age (sometimes due to getting burned!), so young folks, just be careful and cautious about new aquaintences......
 

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Good ...so young folks, just be careful and cautious about new aquaintences......
Very GOOD advise there !!!! so VERY TRUE!!
 

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If he didn't own guns they couldn't be stolen. That's why I don't have any. ;)

On a serious note, very few of my friends came into my house growing up, much less crashed the night.

When I started shooting a couple years ago, I bought a pistol, long gun, then a safe...

Maybe one day I can get another gun to keep that one company. :D
 

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I dont know what everybodys talking about... all my guns were lost in a tragic boating accident, happens every time i buy one. Gues im cursed :bigtu:
 
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im 18. it could have been a 32 or 65 year old person who stole them.

It is not the age that is the problem. However, a safe is the correct option. and a little common sense.

A lot of 18 year olds can be trusted. Not all of them. but i know many 50 year olds i would not lend a quarter to due to lack of trust.

Every individual is different. This is too broad of a topic to Generalize all young adults in.
 

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..Every individual is different. This is too broad of a topic to Generalize all young adults in.
You are certainly correct!!
 
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