The Good and Bad of #OneLessGun Campaign

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The Good and Bad of #OneLessGun Campaign
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-( 5 KTNV TV 13 reports 07-21-2017 here in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is using social media to promote its efforts to get illegal guns off the street.

Capt. Andy Walsh of the Downtown Area Command said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department noticed other agencies across the country sharing photographs of confiscated weapons on social media using the hashtag #OneLessGun.

“We thought, ‘Well, that’s a great idea to promote all the work that we do in the Downtown Area Command to get illegal guns and firearms from people who should not have those guns off the streets,” Walsh said.

Walsh said in the past year alone, his command has recovered 163 illegally possessed firearms. Stolen guns are also a big problem for the department because thieves can use those firearms to commit other crimes.

Walsh recommends gun owners invest in a gun safe to decrease the likelihood of theft. He said legal gun owners should also make sure to record the serial number of the gun. In the event of a gun theft, police can use the number to potentially track down the stolen weapon.


The basis of this program, to keep your guns locked up, write down the serial numbers and take a picture of both sides is helpful in preventing and solving violent crimes.

Firearms, other than those kept ready for home or personal defense, should be locked in a safe to prevent them from being stolen in a burglary.

Some on the pro-gun blogs see this as a “turn your guns into the police” for destruction. I don’t believe that is the purpose but rather to provide descriptive information for investigators if your gun is stolen.

Most of those in Law Enforcement are aware that disarming the good guys doesn’t slow or stop criminals. It just adds to the number of innocents murdered.

Statistics continually show that higher legal gun ownership results in less crime!

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin”. As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer, and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.

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M Reyna

For everything one wants to do there is always someone that doesn’t want them to do it, and if enough complain politicians will make it a felony, but only if it makes them look good on television. So what’s new. You just have to fight these individuals every election.


the advice of the police here is sound. Note they are NOT suggesting you provide this infrmation to the police UNTIL and UNLESS your guns have been stolen.This information will then help them do their job. As to illegal possession…. yes, but a qualified yes. There are far too many petty victimless offenses now labelled “felony” that disable a person from owning arms. Fail to pay child support? Done. But what if you’re injured and cannot work, and thaat’s why you can’t pay…. still, no guns for you. Posession of normal personal use amounts of certain herbs, felony, no more… Read more »

Samuel Stephens

Everything is illegal including the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, even the guns we legally buy and shoot. Some where there is someone saying something is illegal, some crazy politician, some swacked a**hole with nothing better to do, some lunatic billionaire on the fringe of everything, some animal rights psycho. some cop somewhere sitting in his/her ivory tower saying we’re getting illegal guns? off the street.

William Hutchens

What illegal guns? Guns are legal. You can own a fully automatic gun as long as you have not been denied so by a court for illegal activity or mental instability. Every citizen has a/the right to “keep and bear arms” per the 2amendment. Every citizen has a duty to serve in the military if called upon. Every citizen has the privilege/right to vote according to the Constitution. To have guns, serve in the military or vote can only be denied by the ruling of a court after being found guilty of a felony. This is the law of the… Read more »


Yes and now that damned near ANYTHING is a felony those rights are regularly stripped from decent people.