By Tom Knighton
A gun store in Bellvue, Washington is just the latest victim of a “smash and grab” robbery, the kind that is occurring at gun stores all over the country. In this case, it was the second such robbery to take place at West Coast Armory.
Police say a stolen car was used by burglars to ram into a Bellevue gun shop and shooting range.
The burglary happened at West Coast Armory at 13216 Southeast 32nd Street at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Officers say multiple firearms were taken and the stolen car was left at the scene.
A similar theft took place in 2016. In that case, guns and ammunition were stolen and the vehicle was left at the scene, much like this one.
Now, that doesn’t mean that the two events are related in any way other than coincidence.
That said, it’s a prime example of how gun stores need to step up and start figuring out a way to secure their firearms from theft before state and local governments start deciding how they should do it.
While insurance probably covers the theft just fine, it does nothing about the fact that there are firearms on the streets and in the hands of …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms