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Whatever your thoughts may be on the 2nd amendment to the Constitution, or the rights of U.S. citizens to own assault weapons, there is no doubt that the recent shooting deaths of 20 small children at Sandy Hook Elementary School has started a conversation about guns and their place in our society.
Today I am going to steer clear of all the emotion and conflict that seem to have polarized our nation in regard to this volatile subject and instead focus on a tangent of the argument that has been lightly reported; the lack of basic security to prevent the theft of weaponry in our homes.
Now, of course, I realize that many responsible gun owners have a good gun safe, or bars on the windows, or a reliable home security system. But you would not believe how many times I go on a sales call to a home that has been burglarized and guns were stolen, and the homeowner had no protection at all for the weaponry that was in their home.
A home is broken into every 15 seconds in the United States. The thieves are looking for big screen televisions, computers, guns, and jewelry or money (valuables). Thieves just love guns for all of the obvious reasons. So why do more gun owners not have at least some form of security for their weapons? The reason that I hear the most is that they just did not think that they needed any additional security because they live in a safe neighborhood, or they have a big dog, or, the ultimate irony, they thought they were safe because their guns afforded them that perception of safety. I guess they were wrong. And the decision of homeowners to not do everything they can to protect and secure their weaponry is a decision that can be very costly to our society at large. More crime, more hospital visits, more death.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve asked a guy why he doesn’t have a home alarm system to protect his guns, and I get the answer that he wishes somebody would try to break into his house because they would have to answer to Smith and Wesson, or some variation of this macho theme. That usually provokes me to calmly ask “Well, who is protecting your Smith and Wesson while you are at work all day?” This normally leads to a befuddled look and silence from the gun owner.
Okay, okay, I get it. This is an emotional topic. I was in the Marine Corps, so I understand the fascination of things that go boom. But don’t let your emotions get in the way of your common sense. Twenty five thousand guns are stolen from dealers every year. Two hundred and thirty thousand (230,000!) guns are stolen from homeowners every year. If you are a gun owner, do the right thing; buy a sturdy gun safe, invest in a quality home security system, but please secure your weapons!