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Discussion in 'Georgia Crime Reports' started by mark5019, Nov 18, 2010.
Well, the obvious question is, "Why wasn't his gun (and badge) with him???
wow, another story about a guy leaving a gun in his truck.
Another story about how careless gun owners putting Atlanta's officers at risk? Is it still reckless conduct when police officers are "negligent?"
Evil resides in the heart of the individual and not in inanimate objects. Don't blame the guns and badge but the criminal for the larcenous act.
It does seem not too smart to leave such items in the parking lot.
A good friend was a cop in Louisville. He never carried while off-duty or had his badge on him. If trouble happened, he said he would simply wonder off somewhere.
I thought he was kidding, but his wife confirmed he absolutely hated guns and the annual marksmanship qualifying was the hardest part of the job for him.
He eventually found another job where he didn't have to carry one of those mean ol' nasty things. He also made considerably more money...
I would have to ask him why he went into that line of work in the first place. Was he not aware that he would need to carry a firearm and qualify with it?
I know several officers who refuse to carry when off duty. we just need to keep setting the example for them. There should be no reason to have to leave a gun in the truck! One day, it will be that way.
Is it reckless conduct when members of the GCO board of director leave firearms in their vehicles to be stolen?
its not reckless for anyone to leave it in their vehicle...if its reckless in a vehicle its reckless in your home to leave them where they can be stolen..
Were the officers under threat of a prison sentence if they took the firearm in with them wherever they were?
I laugh because of how pathetic that truly was.
AV8R, please explain.
are yall suggesting that common sense would say that cops should be arrested and charged with reckless conduct if their guns are stolen out of their cars?
should non-leos be arrested and charged if their guns are stolen? or is that standard to be held only to cops?
for those that advocate that it is reckless, does the standard change when it's their home?
The criminals are the ones who should be arrested, not the victims.
thanks for the clarification drtybykr
Just heard on police radio that a DPD (DeKalb) officer's 9mm Beretta, badge, tazer, handcuffs, jacket, and *radio* were stolen from his F150. WTF?
Big deal. All available on the open market. Guns are stolen everyday. Hate that it happend but not a MAJOR catastrophy. Hope the BG gets caught.