By Micah Rate
The Gainesville Police Department in Florida made four surprising arrests early Wednesday morning, according to a Facebook post from the department.
A little before 4 a.m., Gainesville PD received a call about a group of juveniles breaking into unlocked cars. When the officers arrived, they arrested four 14-year-olds. Yes, four 14-year-old burglars.
While making the arrests, police officers found one of the teens was in possession of a fully-loaded Glock handgun.
In the Facebook post, law enforcement explained the teen had just stolen the firearm from another unlocked vehicle.
Here at Bearing Arms, the topic of proper gun storage comes up often, as there are too many stories of cities attempting to enforce frankly unenforceable gun storage laws or people being extremely negligent with their firearm and it resulting in serious injury or even death. Another problem we’ve covered extensively is gun owners, and even police officers, leaving firearms in vehicles and having them stolen.
There are few things to address here.
These kids need to face the consequences of their actions, but the repercussions should not ruin their lives. This situation needs to be a teaching moment.
For the gun owner who left his or her firearm in the unlocked vehicle, they should know better. Of …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms