Three Nevada Teens Arrested For Stolen Guns

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Gun control advocates think that if you and I have a harder time getting guns, this will somehow prevent criminals from getting guns. After all, criminals are traditionally so law-abiding that they're bound to respect gun control measures.


Of course, that's nonsense and we all know it.

The truth of the matter is that criminals have a tendency to get guns however they can. One primary method for doing so is by stealing firearms from lawful owners. This is especially true when there's no way in Hades that the bad guys in question could have bought them lawfully.

A case in point out of Nevada:

Three minors were arrested after the Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigated several vehicle burglaries in the Gardnerville Ranchos that took place early Sunday, May 26.

A 17-year-old male was arrested at Douglas High School and faces charges of burglary, grand larceny of a firearm, unlawful sale of a firearm, and being a minor in possession of a firearm.

A 15-year-old male was arrested at his home and faces charges of burglary and grand larceny of a firearm.

A 14-year-old male was arrested at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and faces the charge of burglary.


Original Story:

On Friday, June 7, The Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrested two teenagers for several weapons related charges.

After learning that a Minden resident, a 17-year-old male, was allegedly trying to sell a stolen Springfield Armory semi-automatic gun to another male teen, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation. 

DCSO made contact with the 17-year-old suspect and recovered the stolen gun. 


Stolen guns in the hands of minors.

The teens admitted they got them through a string of car burglaries they had committed previously--another example of why you shouldn't leave your gun in your car unsecured--and, in the process, showed that people will get guns regardless of the laws in place.

Nevada doesn't permit teenagers to lawfully take guns from other people, after all.

No, these twerps stole them, then tried to sell them.

This process, however, plays out every single day without police intervention. It happens all across the nation, particularly in our high-crime urban centers. 

This isn't new.

Over and over again, we highlight how criminals obtain firearms, and very rarely do they ever come from a gun store where the bad guy just walked up to the counter, plopped down his money, and left with the gun after jumping through all the legal hoops.

And yet, the anti-gunners keep thinking that more of what failed will suddenly work.

It won't. It never will. And even if it did, all it would do is force criminals into using other weapons, weapons they're better equipped to use than many of their potential victims. Knives and clubs favor bigger, stronger individuals, and if you think the criminals are going after someone who looks like he just competed in the World's Strongest Man competition, you're deluding yourself.


Guns are not the problem, anyway. People are, and until we start looking there, we'll never find a solution.

Unfortunately for all of us, that means blaming people for their actions, which we don't seem to be able to do as a society anymore.

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