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Texas tops US in number of lost, stolen firearms
WFAA ^ | June 19, 2013 | AP

Posted on 06/20/2013 7:26:20 PM PDT by Altariel

DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say Texas has far and away the largest number of firearms in the U.S. reported as lost or stolen.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfaa.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; captainobvious; guncontrol; secondamendment; texas
Do Texas Freepers get a prize for the most boating accidents?

What say you?

1 posted on 06/20/2013 7:26:20 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

2 posted on 06/20/2013 7:31:55 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Altariel

Dammit! Not fast enough again!


3 posted on 06/20/2013 7:31:58 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: Altariel

Texas tops US in number of lost, stolen firearms


FreeRepublic tops US in number of lost, stolen firearms.

Fixed the headline.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 7:32:40 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: CrazyIvan

You should have given the Viking Kitties extra catnip this month.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 7:33:40 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

bookmark


6 posted on 06/20/2013 7:35:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Altariel

That was my first thought.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 7:35:58 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Heh!


8 posted on 06/20/2013 7:36:32 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Liberty Valance

How did you get that?

No one was supposed to have video evidence of the day my firearms were tragically lost!

You can’t trust anyone to destroy video these days. :(


9 posted on 06/20/2013 7:42:21 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Georgia #2


10 posted on 06/20/2013 7:43:56 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Altariel

Probably the most firearms, too.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 7:45:28 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Altariel

I would guess that is because Texas has the most firearms in the first place.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:46:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: barmag25

Well, Georgia Freepers will just have to catch up. :)


13 posted on 06/20/2013 7:46:55 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

As much as Texans love their guns, it’s odd that so many can be lost (wink, wink).


14 posted on 06/20/2013 7:48:25 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Altariel

And all along I was told it was global warming that raised the water levels.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 7:48:45 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: txrefugee

Yep, you know it was the darndest thing, I was out on Lake Lewisville the other day.....


16 posted on 06/20/2013 7:49:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Altariel

That video above of how you lost your guns looks just like what happened to me. I thought that was the video of me losing my guns at first then I remembered I had on a red shirt that day.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 7:50:13 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Altariel

“You should have given the Viking Kitties extra catnip this month.”

I always suspected it was rigged.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:56 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: Altariel

If you include confiscation in the category of stolen, then NY, NJ, Il, Co or Ca might be higher.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:32 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (UN Secretary General Barki-At-Moon says, "Save the planet - eat more bugs"!)
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To: dfwgator

So YOU are the one who brought the zebra mussels! You are soooooo busted!


20 posted on 06/20/2013 7:57:24 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Altariel

“Federal authorities say Texas has far and away the largest number of firearms in the U.S. reported as lost or stolen.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a report this week showing there were 18,874 firearms lost or stolen in Texas in 2012. The figure represents 10 percent of the total national number.”

That is hilarious! All you Texans losing your guns. I suppose that’s because you keep going fishing with guns to shoot the fish and the boat tips, and.... I’m in Texas, too, and haven’t reported mine lost - yet.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 7:58:19 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: dfwgator

You too?

I’m beginning to think Freeper firearms plan this.

“Where should we meet?”

“Bottom of Lake Lewisville. Tuesday.”

“Can’t do Tuesday; how about Friday?”

“Works for me. See you then.”

It’s all clear now. We’re all victims of our own tools.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 7:59:09 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Mine aren’t lost or stolen. They might be “temporarily misplaced” until who-ever is asking loses interest.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 8:15:14 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

:)


24 posted on 06/20/2013 8:18:51 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Lots of boating on them prairies...


25 posted on 06/20/2013 8:31:38 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Altariel

That is what I was thinking ... LOTS of Boating Accidents

TT


26 posted on 06/20/2013 8:51:00 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: Liberty Valance

Worst part is that ammo can he had was never recovered ... second worst part ... he had his Cell Phone in his shirt pocket.

TT


27 posted on 06/20/2013 8:55:04 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: TexasTransplant

And the damn meteorites just keep hitting people’s cars and melting their firearms.

Been a regular meteorfest around here lately.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 9:30:13 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Altariel

I’d like to see that study with a control of “per X firearm owners”. Texas may very well have the largest raw number of lost/stolen firearms, but that needs to be divided by the total number of owners. I’d bet that once that is controlled for, some lib hellhole will be in the top spot.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 10:34:20 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig

I think such a study would be difficult to conduct, given the number of ex-firearm owners on this forum.

“Take your Firearm to the Lake Day” seemed like such a good idea at the time.....


30 posted on 06/20/2013 10:35:52 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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considering the size of Texas and their love of guns.. well.. ya..

how bout when the numbers are weighed for size of population and number of guns?


31 posted on 06/20/2013 10:38:53 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Marcella

fta ...“Federal authorities say Texas has far and away the largest number of firearms in the U.S. reported as lost or stolen.”
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I’m a Natural Born Texan and have lived here for over 70 years, less my time in the Navy.

Why would Texans report lost guns to anyone? Stolen guns would be the result of burglaries, so I understand that being done for insurance claim purposes.

We don’t have gun registration in Texas, unless it may be for obtaining a CHL.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:20 PM PDT by octex
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To: TexasTransplant

My guns aren’t lost, just as soon as we righted the boat after it capsized on Lake Fork, I drew a large X on the side of the boat to mark where they went down. Just haven’t had the time to go back and dive for them.


33 posted on 06/21/2013 5:33:24 AM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Shhh. Not so loud.

If the Viking Kitties get word I told, I’ll have to double my current catnip contributions.


34 posted on 06/21/2013 12:56:17 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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