Updated: Jan 12, 2022
From Bearing Arms:
One of the easiest ways for criminals to get their hands on a gun is to simply steal one. No background check, no waiting period… heck, no need to pay cash. Just smash and grab.
It doesn’t take long for a thief to snatch a sidearm either. And it can happen to any gun owner caught unaware; even the chief of police in Memphis, Tennessee.
MPD responded to a theft call around 3 p.m. in Cordova at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery. The car owner told officers he parked his car in the parking lot and went inside the business. Officers say Chief Cerelyn Davis was a passenger of the vehicle. When he returned to the vehicle, he noticed a backpack and the chief’s handgun and the lockbox it was in was missing. The backpack was later recovered. The handgun was Chief Davis’ secondary duty weapon. In a statement, Chief CJ Davis said, “This incident is a vivid reminder that even as a police official, I am not immune to the criminal activity that occurs so blatantly in our city. This will only strengthen my resolve to get stolen guns off our streets and bring those perpetrators to justice.”
Is anyone surprised that she’s a Moms Demand Action groupie? Muh “safe storage”, right Chief? Way to arm a criminal......
UPDATE 1/12: our “safe storage“ jab turned out to be real LOL:
The reported theft of Memphis Police Chief C.J. Davis' city-issued gun last weekend raises the question of whether the head of the police department was following the department's gun storage rules.
When MPD disclosed the theft of Davis's gun Monday, it said the gun had been stored in a lockbox but didn't specify if just the gun was stolen or the lockbox was, too.
When asked Tuesday, Maj. Karen Rudolph said, "The lockbox was unattached and it was also stolen."
If the lockbox was not attached to the car, Davis could have been in violation of the department's policy, according to The Commercial Appeal's review of the MPD policy manual. That policy says the lockbox should be attached to the car.