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41 minutes ago, LordOpie said:

Want to share your professional experience? If not,no worries. I know first responders, LEOs, military don't always want to dig into the past

 

I have friends who worked on an ambulance who became drug addicts because it's such a difficult job

 

Military, Private Security. You couldn't pay me enough to be a Police officer nowadays, it's safer in Afghanistan. That's the truth. 

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7 hours ago, 1fastdoc said:

 

I'll address this once but I don't intend to get into an argument over it. 

 

The gun was hidden beneath other tools in a locked center console in a truck with tinted glass, on my property, which is at the end of a private drive with motion lights and no through traffic.  The truck is easily visible from the street and all angles.  The mall is on the same street and had over a dozen vehicle break ins earlier that evening.  The job was obviously professional - the glass was neatly removed and placed beside the truck, the center console and glove box were popped.  Only the gun was taken; the radar detector, buds, tools, electronics and all the personal belongings in the back were untouched.  Zero fingerprints.  

 

I work in a hospital at one of the more dangrous parts of Nashville.  Violent crime is 3.5x higher than the national average in that zip code..  As I'm sure you're aware, most hospitals do not allow weapons inside. Regardless, many doctors and staff carry but I wear scrubs and it's impossible.  For a while I left it at home but with Covid, increased poverty and increased crime, I started carrying again.  The lot where I park is well visualized and monitored. 

 

I was in the military.  I shoot competitively.   And unlike most who carry, I've had to remove it from the holster twice, once in close quarters where it led to the other party fleeing before the cop could arrive.  So for those of us who commute through rough areas but can't have a gun at work, it creates a bit of a dilemma.  Now, I could have removed it from the console at home but the likelihood of anyone coming onto my property for that purpose is very low.  And the neighborhood crime rate is exceptionally low.  However, these guys were fast and good at what they do.  I'll admit I didn't even feel violated - it wasn't personal and they did no damage other than what was needed.  I'm honestly glad I didn't hear them, a confrontation would have made my life a lot more difficult than just an insurance claim.

Not every situation is the same & I don't blame you at all. I know another guy who used to be on the boards here who also had his gun stolen from his truck and he invested in a vehicle safe. That may be a good option for your situation as well.

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2 hours ago, LordOpie said:

Want to share your professional experience? 

I'm almost certain he wasn't a coward or a  tattle narc.  So you have little in common with him.

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19 hours ago, 1fastdoc said:

 

Up until that night, there was no history of break ins in my area.  It's actually one of the safest areas in Nashville and known for bs speeding tickets because the cops don't have anything else to do.  These weren't routine thieves after pawnable items and there was only one other residential hit reported.  I think they saw an opportunity en route to their planned hit and came back for it.  I don't think they realized the risk - high cop concentration, every house has dogs, and a higher than averate risk of running into an armed homeowner.  They weren't local.

 

Thanks for providing these details. That is pretty wild that they came onto your property in a safer area, I was thinking this happened in a bad part of town, like where you worked. When you mentioned it I assumed the rash of thefts that you talked about was known already. Would make me wonder if they knew you had a gun in there, considering their approach (cutting not smashing glass, no finger prints, nothing else stolen). 

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12 hours ago, League_Champion said:

 

Military, Private Security. You couldn't pay me enough to be a Police officer nowadays, it's safer in Afghanistan. That's the truth. 

 

I was a combat engineer in a previous life - long, long time ago.  Doesn't translate well into the real world other than blowing up people I don't like.

I ran through something called the Citizens Police Academy in Nashville, which is weekly for 3 months.  You see pretty much every aspect and also ride with them.  I wound up riding along with a guy from the North precinct, which is also the area where I work now.  There is a specific way in but it was blocked due to a homecoming game so I detoured through the neighborhoods on the way to the cop shop.  They were surprised I didn't get car jacked on the road in, which is one they typically avoid because they get shot at.  

 

1 minute ago, stevegrab said:

 

Thanks for providing these details. That is pretty wild that they came onto your property in a safer area, I was thinking this happened in a bad part of town, like where you worked. When you mentioned it I assumed the rash of thefts that you talked about was known already. Would make me wonder if they knew you had a gun in there, considering their approach (cutting not smashing glass, no finger prints, nothing else stolen). 

 

I doubt it since it's not something I discuss or advertise and the mall got hit on a grand scale.  But a large truck in TN is a safe bet.  

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23 minutes ago, 1fastdoc said:

was a combat engineer in a previous life - long, long time ago.  Doesn't translate well into the real world other than blowing up people I don't like.

 

Wow, much respect. That's one of the toughest jobs in my opinion. 

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