SAN ANGELO, TX – The San Angelo Police Department issued a statement on Tuesday reminding the public the consequences of leaving your gun in a vehicle unattended.
According to the San Angelo Police Department, During the week of August 16-22, a total of four guns were stolen by criminals during vehicle burglaries.
Although most gun owners are responsible, the decision to leave a gun in your vehicle can have major consequences.
Stolen guns are often sold and traded for drugs or worse — used in robberies or other violent crimes.
Our Officers want to remind citizens that gun safety isn’t just how you handle the weapon — it’s also how you store it.
Removing guns from vehicles entirely or securing them safely in a trunk or lockbox can help prevent your firearms from ending up in the wrong hands.
Let’s work together to prevent this and promote responsible gun ownership for a safer community.