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Tagging gun owners vehicles

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by xb40, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. xb40

    xb40 Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Warning: Tagging Gun Owners
    Posted on January 4, 2012 by Georgetown PD

    Gun lovers public service announcement: While I was in a Texas gun store today, my car was tagged on the wheel in the parking lot. The gangs do this on wheels or bumpers at gun stores, shooting ranges, gun shows etc. Later when you are parked at a restaurant, hotel, or other location that’s less well guarded or under video surveillance, other gang members spot the marker and break into the car for a quick gun grab. This is so RAMPANT in San Antonio where we were for a National shoot this summer, the Sheriff of Bexar County came out to brief the 400 participants of our competition. Too bad three teams had already been victimized the first day. This is the first I’ve heard of this in Texas. Please pass this info along to your 2nd amendment list. Daily check you car, truck or motor home for unusual painted dots, marks, check marks or other strange looking symbols that are not normal to your type vehicle. It could prevent you from being a victim of robbery, or even save your life if you catch the thief in the act.
    This next comment from a Gun Site instructor:
    I don’t know how widespread this is becoming, but the info regarding the NSCA Nationals in San Antonio is correct, as all of us who compete in sporting clays know. Competitors there were having their vehicles marked with a small adhesive dot on the rear license plate or rear bumper, then followed for miles and having their vehicles quickly and efficiently broken in to when parked for lunch etc.
    Some crews were working the parking lot at the Nationals itself. 27 high end shotguns were taken there recently. They know when 1400 shooters with high $$ competition guns are in town.
    BTW I shot with a young man who was trying out a new gun at the Nationals. He and his father lost all their guns and equipment while making a quick stop for lunch at a BBQ place in Corpus Christi the month before.
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    scary sh*t...
  3. Oscar Ray

    Oscar Ray TS Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    I saw this posted before, it is from 2009 I think and the San Antonio Police chief has stated there is no evidence that shooters vehilce's have been targeted. I will see if I can locate the other post about this!

  4. Nutso

    Nutso Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    And if there is enough in there sometimes they just steal the car, guns, ammo and all, this happened to some friends of mine. I think now at the NSSA World
    Skeet shoot they have a gun check in so shooters can leave their guns on the ground with security.
  5. ljutic231

    ljutic231 TS Member

    May 18, 2007
    The Sheriff has not been to the National shooting complex and talked about gun thefts to anyone, much less 400 shooters, somebody is pulling your leg. You can go to their web site and they will tell you the same thing.Sure looks like xb40 is trying to spread a RUMOR.
  6. bob easton

    bob easton TS Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Looks like a duplicate of the thread several days ago "new way to steal guns."

    From what I read, it's an unfounded RUMOR.

    Just posted today at Ammoland, an NRA confirmation that the reports are rumors. See link above.

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