Family get their car broken into at mk and their gun goes missing

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  1. disney david

    disney david DIS Veteran

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    They lost their GPS computer and gun plus the x mas gifts in the theft I still don't understand why they had their grandfather gun but that for ocso to figure out. But they are in their law suit mode because heir claiming a Disney security cm told them they shouldn't have called 911 to report it but to wait for them. That makes no sense since when you call 911 in Disney they let Disney security know along with ocso. It is upset in how they broke into the car and I guess they have been doing this enough to show a pattern. Hope they catch hem so they can retrieve the gun before it winds up in the wrong hands which of course the family is so worried now not when they decide to cross state lines and enter a theme park.

    http://m.wesh.com/news/Family-says-...ney/-/15560370/18040658/-/casgdi/-/index.html
     
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  3. SA mom

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    Very interesting. No cameras? Really?

    I guess I am of a suspicious nature. I do not feel my belongings are safer on Disney property. It isn't like there is an invisible barrier that keeps out bad guys. I'm the person that not only hides the Garmin, but also tries to wipe off the circle on the wind shield left by the suction cup bracket. My husband thinks I'm nuts.

    Hope they had good insurance.
     
  4. dominiondad

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    If you have a gun, the parking lot of a business geared towards children is not the place to keep it.
     
  5. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Why would these people even have a loaded gun IN their car with children? Is that even legal?
     
  6. sea nymph

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    Why not if it's legal! Law abiding citizens are allow to protect their families and that includes children!
    Disney World is not insulated from the wackos of society! It could actually be a draw if they know it's a gun free zone!
     
  7. ShesAPirate

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    It's just careless to leave all that stuff in the car. Why would you be driving around with a gun and a computer and Christmas presents... I don't get it. I also never leave anything valuable or visible in my car. I can't imagine these thieves (if this even happened, which I'm questioning) just randomly picked this car and happened to hit the jackpot -- they had to have seen something inside that made them break in.

    Not trying to blame the alleged victims... but jeez, use some common sense!
     
  8. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Actually, without getting too political, Florida law prohibits leaving a gun accessible to a minor. I would think that would include being in the same car with one, but maybe not.
     
  9. sayhello

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    The article says:

    So it looks like they were just unlucky. And foolish.

    Sayhello
     
  10. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    A good tip that I learned when we got our GPS is to remember to not only take it with you when you leave the car (or put it in the glove compartment), but to wipe away the “ring” that the GPS leaves on your windshield.
     
  11. disney david

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    The gun belong to the grandfather not sure if he was with them but if he was not them if not then be bad no legal reason to have the gun.
     
  12. sea nymph

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    As with anything, do we know the whole story? The gun could have been in a case or had locks on them! Also, the owner could be in law enforcement! I'm just tried of the knee-jerk reactions when the word gun is mentioned!

    Edit - just saw that the owner was the grandfather.
     
  13. sea nymph

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    If it was owned by the Grandfather, explain to me the reason why the Grandson has no legal reason to have it? I'm curious!
     
  14. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    I think David is saying that if the grandfather wasn't even there, it shouldn't have been in the car.
     
  15. disney david

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    may be saying legal was wrong i meant like roomthreeseventeen said he shouldn't had it. it also not clear if he had a permit to carry a gun or to own a gun so that why i said legal reason. it just weird that he would travel with his grandfather gun but it dose not say if he has one or not.
     
  16. sea nymph

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    Possible! I don't want to split hairs, but there could be a lot of what if's!
     
  17. dominiondad

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    I'm law enforcement and I can tell you that with my agency I would be in HUGE trouble if I left a gun in an unattanded car (additionally, Disney likely has gun lockers for law enforcement to lock their guns in). The only exception would be if the vehicle had a locked vault attached to the car, which I am assuming was not the case. I am far from anti-gun. I carry one every day. I own others for hunting. Regardless, I would never drive to an amusement park with my family and leave one in the car. If I did make that mistake, I certainly wouldn't blame Disney.
     
  18. LilGMom

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    The were travelling from MS which is probably around 8-10 hrs. in the car so I can understand travelling with a weapon. Whenever we travel out of state or even within within the state we travel with one of our handguns in the car. Yes, the gun is loaded and yes we have children that we travel with. When we leave the car the gun goes with us since DH has a concealed weapons license and once we get in the hotel/resort the gun goes into the safe and gets locked.

    I saw the news story on the news and I'm just guessing and assuming (which is the mother of all things NOT to do) that since it was the last day of their vacation that they had already loaded up their car, checked out of their hotel and decided to hit the park one last time. So having said that I can understand why their car was loaded with items including the gun. We have done that in the past since (then) it was only a 6-7 hr. drive home. We have also gone to the parks with our truck full prior to being able to check-in to the resort.

    I am surprised that WDW doesn't have cameras in the parking lots. I don't blame WDW or the victims for this because you can have all the safety measures in the world set up and you can't completely prevent someone from trying (or succeeding) in committing a crime.
     
  19. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    If the gun was the grandfather's, and he wasn't there, the gun didn't belong in the car, period. And, unless it was in proper storage, which we don't know, it didn't belong anywhere near a child.
     
  20. iuki

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    I'm glad someone else said what I was thinking. :thumbsup2
     
  21. Reddy

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    maybe the Grandfather died & they got it from the will - alot of people still think about things belonging to who used own it - I have bowls that I still think of as Granny's
     

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