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    Guns Stolen From Unattended Vehicle in Matamata

    Cut and pasted from a facebook post emailed to me:

    https://www.facebook.com/taupoclayta...location=group

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    A serious situation at Matamata Gun Club today. While we were all in prize giving someone entered the club grounds and stole guns and ammunition from a vehicle. No one saw these brazen thieves. Or maybe someone did but didnít realize what was happening. No one knows every vehicle entering and leaving club grounds.
    This is a reminder for all Taupo Clay Target Club members that itís your responsibility to keep your firearm and ammunition stored appropriately at the club. We have advised members before and put a sign up sometime ago to keep your vehicle locked at all times.
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    Someone called Douglas put this helpful, encouraging comment on the facebook page concerned:
    Douglas McHardy: why were they left unattended in a vehicle in the first place?
    part 19 (2) (c) of the Arms regulations 1992 is quite specific on the subject
    (c) ensuring that no firearm in the holder’s possession is left in a vehicle that is unattended.
    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/.../l...DLM169122.html...
    etc. etc.

    Letter of law, yes, but others think a certain person was retarded because he brought a rifle with him to a toilet precisely to avoid leaving it unattended in his vehicle.

    Anyway, I don't think NZP would consider the vehicles concerned unattended in the spirit of the law.
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    At least the vehicle should of been locked.
    "The 257 Roberts, some people like to call it the ď.257 Bob.Ē I think these people should be hung in trees where crows can peck at them." - David Petzal

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    It is amazing how many people where I live leave their cars unlocked with wallets cell phones laptops and other valuables inside
    just about every day there is one or more people posting on the town FB page that they have had stuff taken from their cars
    they also complain about scumbags walking into their homes and nicking stuff none of them take security seriously
    My car has the alarm on all the time I am not in it, If you don't get into the habit of locking your car when you leave it
    you may not do it when there are guns in it.
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    Durp.
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    It is amazing how many people where I live leave their cars unlocked with wallets cell phones laptops and other valuables inside
    just about every day there is one or more people posting on the town FB page that they have had stuff taken from their cars
    they also complain about scumbags walking into their homes and nicking stuff none of them take security seriously
    My car has the alarm on all the time I am not in it, If you don't get into the habit of locking your car when you leave it
    you may not do it when there are guns in it.
    " My car got broken into overnight in Tuakau on the side of the road, 2 x laptops, all my cameras, etc etc, all gone"....... Yeah, that was going to happen.
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    Really what Fn idiot leaves guns an ammo in a vehicle at a gun club unattended? shit we all know that any vehicle out side inside or at a gun club is considered a potential target
    so what do the crims in Taupo have now in their possession?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    Someone called Douglas put this helpful, encouraging comment on the facebook page concerned:
    Douglas McHardy: why were they left unattended in a vehicle in the first place?
    part 19 (2) (c) of the Arms regulations 1992 is quite specific on the subject
    (c) ensuring that no firearm in the holderís possession is left in a vehicle that is unattended.
    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/.../l...DLM169122.html...
    etc. etc.

    Letter of law, yes, but others think a certain person was retarded because he brought a rifle with him to a toilet precisely to avoid leaving it unattended in his vehicle.

    Anyway, I don't think NZP would consider the vehicles concerned unattended in the spirit of the law.
    I think the issue for a lot of people is he either didn't put it in his gun bag and put it on his shoulder or think ahead to have a gun bag around. It was an A Cat H&K SL8 from what I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square22 View Post
    I think the issue for a lot of people is he either didn't put it in his gun bag and put it on his shoulder or think ahead to have a gun bag around. It was an A Cat H&K SL8 from what I understand.
    An SL8?? Definitely don't take an SL8 to the toilet!

    Agree with @shooternz about people who don't lock their houses and cars as a matter of good habit and routine. Pain is coming.

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    Well I just know this will never happen to me.
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Well I just know this will never happen to me.
    Famous last words.

    Although your drive, let alone that dopey dog of yours would discourage the criminals lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Famous last words.

    Although your drive, let alone that dopey dog of yours would discourage the criminals lol.
    I dont mean Ill never be ripped off... just that my guns will never be taken from my vehicle!
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    Could have been anyone who would have taken it... even another participant at the shoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventenths View Post
    Could have been anyone who would have taken it... even another participant at the shoot!
    Well, they'd not have dressed up as a rapper, no?

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    That in itself is so fucking bullshit....sorry mate...it guts me that people “of like”would have the audacity to that..nieve,NO!....gutted!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Seventenths View Post
    Could have been anyone who would have taken it... even another participant at the shoot!
    It's not the mountain we conquer,but ourselves.....Sir Edmund Hillary

 

 

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