Just stop right there.

It’s from Australia and it’s about guns so you know it’s wrong already but this pernicious fallacy needs to stopped everywhere it pops up.

More guns are being stolen each year, with a significant number going missing because their owners failed to take proper security precautions, a new study reveals.

NO! The guns “go missing” because criminals steal them.

There is no other explanation necessary. A gun owner has no moral obligation to prevent someone from stealing a gun. Not only is it impossible, it’s wrong to put that onus on the victim of theft.


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11 Responses to Just stop right there.

  1. breda says:

    “She was wearing a miniskirt, she was clearly asking for it” – same argument.

  2. mike w. says:

    Yup. And if you ask an anti what other items one should be criminally punished for having stolen from their home they’ll just say “but guns are different.”

    I mean, if someone breaks into my house, drinks my bottle of Jameson in the fridge & subsequentlyt kills someone in a DUI should I be at fault for not putting a padlock on my fridge? Of course not. This is the same kind of idiocy.

  3. Bubblehead Les says:

    Yet, these same Idjits won’t let you use a Gun to Stop the Thief in the first place.

  4. Lissa says:

    I intended to snark how those sexy Sigs were just BEGGING to be taken, but

    1) Breda beat me to it;
    2) How on earth would we explain stolen Glocks?

  5. Crotalus says:

    A while back, I read about a Canadian gun owner who stored his guns in a locked steel and concrete vault, while he was on vacation, was robbed of his guns. It took the thieves three days to break in to his vault, and yet, the cops still blamed him for improper storage of his weapons. Per Breda’s miniskirt analogy, this guy was like a woman who locked herself in a chastity belt, and still got raped because the rapist kidnapped her and had time to defeat the belt.

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  7. Old NFO says:

    Breda nailed it…

  8. Skullz says:

    I’d also be willing to bet that some percentage of these firearms that went missing or were stolen, were misplaced or “stolen” by their rightful owners.

    I can think of a number of folks who’s guns would go missing or suddenly get stolen if the US were to put the same regulation / registration / confiscation in place that Australia has.

  9. Kristopher says:

    Skullz: This is exactly why the antis demand storage and stolen weapon reporting laws.

    They want to make it difficult for firearms to just mysteriously disappear once they can get them registered and then banned.

  10. Braden Lynch says:

    Kristopher is right. We have to fight registration tooth and nail. It could be benign, but it often leads to confiscation.

    I will make sure to have purchased all the long guns I can before the 2014 California long gun registration goes into effect. Later, if I have to temporarily “lose” one or more of them in sealed PVC tubes buried secretly, so be it. I will not surrender them to the government.

  11. DirtCrashr says:

    Like Braden said, time to buy a few more stripped lowers and some parts kits…or an 80% lower and do the finish cutting myself.

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