NovaCop10 wrote:I think this is one of the bigger reasons that the VCDL license plate didn't ever get enough support.There has been a recent trend I have been seeing in the Nova area that has also been tossed around from department to department. Seems that thieves are targeting personal cars of police/security that have stickers indicting such. Also targeted were individuals cars that had NRA/pro gun stickers (never heard of any stickers on victim vehicles for VCDL, although other departments don't give specific details). Thieves are breaking into these cars in search of guns/ammo/equiptment/etc. These guys are actually getting guns/vests/radios etc from the cars, so will likely continue. Most of the time, the gun is locked into the trunk, but it's easy access to the trunk once someone gets into the passenger compartment.
So just be careful when leaving your gun in your car, especially if you do overnight. A quick cable lock through your gun secured to your trunk frame should do the trick. Also be sure to keep records of your gun's serial numbers so if it is ever lost/stolen, then it can be entered into the system as such (so when someone runs the number, it will come up lost/stolen). Take care and have a good weekend.