by NRA Jotto Gear
on Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:49:00 AM
School is back in full-swing, traffic
is insane, Saturdays are consumed by NCAA football, Sundays are for
church and NFL; long story short, we are back to normal.….Or so a
family a few streets down thought. They woke up to find someone had
taken their sense of “normal”, their peace of mind and their
belongings. The only thing to show for the effort of locking the
car’s doors, was the shattered glass laying on the driveway. Talk
about throwing a wrench in your plans, or in their case, a rock
through the driver’s side window.
More disturbing than the smash and
grab, was the fact that the individual had left his laptop and his
PISTOL amongst other belongings in the car….overnight….unattended…
We didn’t find out about it through the news or even our neighbors.
No, the victim decided to publicly shame himself by printing flyers
detailing the crime and what was stolen and then taped them to our
front doors. The line from Forrest Gump ran through my head, “Stupid
is as stupid does”, as I peeled the flyer from my door. Then the
realization of the possibility that someone in MY neighborhood is
breaking into cars and now, they are armed…... Awesome.
Stories like these are all too common,
because common sense isn’t. Who knows why people leave their
valuables unattended in the car, but the criminals aren’t
complaining. When you leave something as tempting as a laptop,
tablet, iPod or purse in plain view, you’re begging to have it
stolen. It takes seconds for a thief to gain
access to your car and ransack your stuff. Forget about your “good
hiding spots”, they know where you hide things and they can get to
them fast; it’s their profession, they’ve made a career of it and
they know what they’re doing.
So what can you do? Well, for starters
I’m going to state the obvious. DON’T LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR CAR
THAT YOU DON’T WANT STOLEN. You can also install security motion
lights and/or get a dog to help alert you to suspicious activity
around the house. What about when your car is unattended at school,
football games or the store? There’s not much you can do, other
than park in well-lit areas and lock your doors. If someone wants to
get into your car bad enough, they will. But, what about those of us
with a CCW? We can’t carry everywhere, so what are you doing with
your firearm while you go eat lunch with your kindergartener, stand
in line for stamps or cheer the home team? Are you putting it in the
console, inside the door, glove-box or under the seat? I can’t
imagine the feeling of returning back to my car to see that it has
been broken into, knowing I had my pistol in there.
NRA® Jotto Gear has come up with a
solution, it’s called the NRA® Handgun Holster. It can be mounted
almost anywhere. Made in the USA and designed to fit most
semi-automatic handguns, it features a unique “Quick Flip Locking
Bale” to lock the handgun in the holster. This
holster actually mounts to your vehicle and locks your firearm up. It
doesn’t keep your car from being broken into, but it will help
deter a thief from taking your gun during a smash and grab type of
situation. Thus, hopefully keeping you from publicly shaming yourself
with door to door flyers.
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