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    Hello all, so tonight I found out my firearms are like children to me.
    Backstory: So I'm moving from my current apartment to a cousins place until the paper work for my house is finished. Well obviously when moving I need to move the guns. I had my collection all in cases laying on the couch in the living room. When I was moving them into my room I noticed my kel tec handgun was missing. I instantly knew my other cousin had it because he's obsessed with it. He's 19 mind you. Well I confronted him about it and he told me he didn't have it. I could tell he was lying because I grew up with the kid. I kept questioning him about it without pinning the blame on him and he insisted he didn't have it. I got extremely ticked off as you can imagine and was pacing back in forth. Finally after about an hour and a half of me pacing he finally walked in his room and came out with the pistol in the case and handed it to me laughing. Then he proceeded to tell me it was hilarious how angry I got with him and told me I need to calm the hell down. Not once did I yell at him, but if he wasn't family I would have probably had to have been pulled off of him.

    Now I ask you men and women, what would you have done in that situation? When a so called trusted family member hides a firearm on you and proceeds to lie about the situation and says your over reacting? What would you have done different. For me it was a panic at first until I asked him and knew he had it by his lying. From then with each minute and each lie I grew more angry but still didn't pin the blame.

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    Well Rocky I guess I would be asking how was I able to leave the gun unsecured so he was able to get it. I understand you were moving but there can never be a situation where your weapons are unsecured. Moving is one time that it would be a situation that you gotta make sure they are secured. Secondly if anyone took one of my weapons and hid them it would not be funny and I would be asking them to leave the property. Family or not. That's just me but I would never have let that happen to begin with. Nobody's perfect and yes I make mistakes just like everyone so I would be kicking my own a** pretty hard.
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    You had your firearms laid out in plain view. I live out in the country, shoot in the timber behind us a lot, and I don't even let me neighbors know what I own. You can get mad at your cousin for being immature, but you are the one that created that situation. Don't treat guns like dirty clothes.

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    Personally I think that a little humor is OK. Hiding something from someone can be funny, but once a person indicates a bit more concern or anger they should stop the joke.

    I am curious how he got your gun in the first place without your knowledge.
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    That would never happen in my house.

    A joke is one thing,,,but screwing with someone's firearms is a whole nother ballgame.

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    Your cousin is obsessed with a Kel-Tec????? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    He wouldn't be permitted in my home, ever again. It's not remotely funny.

    A family member should be aiding you in your efforts to protect your possessions, not making a joke out of them.

    That said, there is merit to the idea that keeping them more secure, even when moving, is critical. What if it weren't your relative but some other thief?

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    I wonder if he was actually trying to "hide it forever", as in keeping it and hoping you would not notice right away? After all, he is obsessed with it. All of a sudden, the firearm he is obsessed with is not there, and he has it hidden in his room?

    Then, after an hour and a half, he finally brings it out. I wonder if he was trying to figure out if you would really notice it gone right away?

    sum ting is fishy here........
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    I realize it was my fault for creating the situation. I had them in cases on the floor well I went to get other items. I'm moving literally two blocks from my current place. I thought a half an hour in a trusted family members watch would be alright. I have not purchased a safe yet, but that will be my next investment. Thanks for the replies everyone.

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    he denied it.
    he concealed it in a room under his control
    that just might be considered as theft of a firearm.......and in some States that may be considered a felony.

    at the minimum a joke in bad taste at your expense to cause you grief and great concern....at the most he has stolen from a family member and a proven liar. Dang little gray area in-between......

    either way, he would be not trusted in the future and never allowed in my home again.....simply on practical joker or theft grounds.....flip a coin......both bad news when it comes to firearms......
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