Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gun Thefts In Greece Reported Weekly


Handgun stolen: A Glock 27 and two magazines were stolen from a Rumson Road home sometime between March 16 and 28.

SCATS ~~ After watching the various Poilce Reports columns for a number of weeks, I realized that gun thefts in Greece are now reported EVERY week! Wake up people! You or your neighbors have firearms in your homes! And the "bad guys" want them!
  

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they didn't HAVE those guns, the bad guys couldn't GET those guns!

Anonymous said...

I wish my neighbors had firearms in their homes. But I suspect not. It's the sort of thing that neighbors don't discuss (for good reasons - the topic makes some people irrational and emotional), so maybe they do and I just don't know it...

SCATS said...

To 4:20AM ~~ Chances are that one or more do have them. I would like to know who has them before deciding whether or not the kids will be visiting each other's homes. If I felt the parents weren't responsible in storing their guns, then that home would be off limits for play. On the other hand, I do believe thieves target homes with guns, if they know they are there. It happened to a friend of mine who lived next door to two city cops. Apparently the thieves thought they had the right house. They did LOTS of damage gaining entry, but took almost nothing.

Anonymous said...

SCATS, I understand you're trying to be moderate, but don't fool yourself - you're not going to be able to form a sound judgment about whether your neighbors were responsible in storing their guns. If you find out through whatever means (e.g. a newspaper expose like they had downstate) that your neighbor has guns, then that fact - the presence of the guns - is all you will have to make your decision from. Will you view that fact as a negative or a positive?

SCATS said...

To 2:07AM ~~ It might surprise you to know that I'm the type that asks questions. If my kid wants to play at the home of someone I don't know, I have a conversation with the adult in charge first. Based upon that, I make my decision. I have no problem asking someone if they own a gun, how they store it, etc.

Gun registrations were (maybe still are?) viewable on the Monroe County website in the past. If I were at my neighbor's home and saw a weapon sitting out, I think that "evidence" would speak plenty for me to form a decision. I also would be taking into account other factors, like whether or not my neighbor likes to drink, is responsible about other aspects of his life, etc.