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As reported by WFTV.com...

Men Followed From Shooting Range, Robbed Of Guns

POSTED: 11:45 am EST February 8, 2007
UPDATED: 5:27 pm EST February 8, 2007

OVIEDO, Fla. -- Oviedo police think two people may have been followed home and robbed after they left a local gun range. The man and his friend were robbed in the driveway of a home on Lullwater Drive in the Kingsbridge West subdivision on Sunday.


The victims later confirmed with detectives that three of the young men were the suspects who showed their faces on in-store surveillance video.

Police agree the attack was brazen, because it seemed planned and it means two more powerful handguns are on the street.

Neighbors were still talking, Thursday, about Sunday afternoon's brazen driveway robbery.

"There were three police cars there and sort of an orangey, maroon colored Porsche pulled into the driveway at an angle," said neighbor Ben Bowles.

"It seems like crime is coming in here and we don't like that. I hope this is just an isolated incident," said neighbor Fima Tolentino.

Police said the robbery seemed rehearsed.

"As far back as I can remember, this is the first time we've had anybody robbed for their guns at gunpoint," said Det. Adam Egert, Oviedo Police Department.

There are shooting ranges all over Central Florida, but the victim and his friend left one in Apopka on Sunday afternoon after two hours on the range. While in the store, they noticed four young men.

The victims later confirmed with detectives that three of the young men were the suspects who showed their faces on in-store surveillance video. One suspect could be identified by his heavy chain, a chain the victim saw again in his own driveway.

"They were in their driveway for a matter of minutes when a green Honda pulled up," Egert said. "When they got out of their car, they put their guns right to their faces."

After the heist, the suspects fled in a bluish green, mid-90s model Honda Accord with tinted windows. The traumatized victims noticed one suspect was even on his cell phone as they drove away, but they didn't get a tag number.

The stolen semiautomatic handguns are a .45 caliber Kimber, worth $1,200, and a .40-caliber Sigsauer, which gun shops sell for about $600.

Meanwhile, neighbors in the well-heeled enclave admit their comfort zone has suddenly gotten a lot smaller.

"Maybe we should have a community watch association," Tolentino said.

The story can be found at; http://www.wftv.com/news/10963235/detail.html#

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This is why I always keep a loaded weapon with me when transporting guns to and from the range. If you have a gun in the car with you Why not keep it loaded....

I like this line from this story...

"because it seemed planned and it means two more powerful handguns are on the street."
 

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fatcat said:
This is why I always keep a loaded weapon with me when transporting guns to and from the range. If you have a gun in the car with you Why not keep it loaded....

I like this line from this story...

"because it seemed planned and it means two more powerful handguns are on the street."

bingo - when i go to the range, my weapon is unloaded until i get to the range door - then my chambered round goes back into my full mag and the mag gets tucked away inside the range bag

upon exiting the range the full mag is inserted and 1 round chambered - then i transport
 

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While that is totally illegal in my state, I too do that. Oh well, just look over your shoulder whilst in the act.
 

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It's illegal to do in MA and VA too DJ9.
In both those states one has to have an LTC/CHP permit and carry said loaded weapon directly on their person.

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But... how about a rifle?

Thats mainly what I used keep loaded on my way around... Now its my AR-15 pistol.
 

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Rifles as well. No loaded firearms in a vehicle. Of course its null for a pistol if in fact you have a CCW permit.
 

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wow... I drive around with a loaded rifle all the time in my truck..

Not with a round chambered... just a full mag.

This is just on the lib states right?
 

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fatcat said:
This is why I always keep a loaded weapon with me when transporting guns to and from the range. If you have a gun in the car with you Why not keep it loaded....

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I dont just do this, but while I am shooting anywhere and everytime I have one handgun concealed on me that I nvr pull out or shoot. Its there to surprize any punks like that.
 

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fatcat said:
This is why I always keep a loaded weapon with me when transporting guns to and from the range. If you have a gun in the car with you Why not keep it loaded....

I like this line from this story...

"because it seemed planned and it means two more powerful handguns are on the street."
It's illegal in the PRK unless you have the CCW permit which is impossible to get.
 

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Fatcat,

The laws toward firearm tranportation in your state are different than others in the union;

Packing.org said:
Car/Gun law summary

Date updated: Sep 20, 2006 @ 11:18 am

Information below is found in Georgia Code 16-11-126(d)

With a Georgia or Reciprocal State's permit:
You may carry a handgun in any location in a motor vehicle.

No Georgia permit (but wouldn't be denied from obtaining one) or a permit from a non-reciprocal state(and not listed as one of the ineligible):
You can transport a loaded firearm in any private passenger motor vehicle in an open manner and fully exposed to view or in the glove compartment, console, or similar compartment of the vehicle.
Also you can also carry your firearm enclosed in a case, unloaded, and separated from its ammunition.

If you are not eligible to obtain a Georgia Firearms License (list of Reasons for denial):
You can carry a firearm open and exposed to view or outside of reach.

Source - http://www.packing.org/state/georgia/#statecar_law
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I figured that, some cop told me once that it was not legal to have a loaded rifle where you can quickly get to it. It seems cops dont even know the laws sometimes when it comes to knifes and guns... Mainly with my 37mm.... None of them know what to do with that.
 

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Yep, I've found same in my interactions and queries to police in VA and MA.
The only time I've been told correct stuff toward firearms by a cop IRL was from my CCW instructors and from a VA State Police officer who worked at my then local barracks as he reviewed stuff with me as we were waiting on a phone call to coe through toward my records check.

It seems that in GA you guys can keep a 'truck gun' which in the olden days used to be lawful pretty much everywhere.

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