Do Home Defense Guns Belong In Safes?

High-Security-Wall-SafeI think this could have been better if it went a different direction at 1:27 with the “home defense guns belong in safes” inference.  He then talks about how safety is a priority and says a bunch of great stuff which I agree with.

Yea if you have kids, no matter how awesome you think you educated them it’s probably not a good idea to have dozens of guns stashed everywhere … saying don’t buy a gun unless you already have or can buy a safe to put it in would work fine if criminals would be courteous enough to give advance warning when they were planning a home invasion.

Maybe I’m just reading too much into this one in order to find something to complain about haha.  Thoughts?

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TheBear November 6, 2014 at 03:12 am

Bah. This chucklehead again.

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AJ November 6, 2014 at 05:11 am

His sponsorship is showing.

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Tyler Runo November 6, 2014 at 07:09 am

There’s plenty of good safe options on the market that give you really quick access. Personally I went with a non electronic push button combination pistol safe. I don’t care for electronics. Fort Knox makes some nice ones that have assisted opening for a quick grab. I also recommend a good dog with this route. You have a little more edge with a trained noisemaker in the house to give you a little more time to make ready. Doesn’t have to be a doberman either.

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jpcmt November 6, 2014 at 07:29 am

I have 4 kiddos from 6 to 13. They’ve been trained in firearms safety, handling, operation, etc. All my kids could field strip and AK and an AR in about 5 minutes around age 5. They see me bring a gun into the living room regularly where I do dry practice or just have one with me. They are booooored to death of guns. They have no curiosity. They are safe. For example, my daughter (13) while shooting last summer in the woods with friends was swarmed with bees…she struggled and squirmed, and swatted at them with her free hand never pointing the muzzle of the gun at all times down range. My little one picks up sticks to make a gun out of it and he always keeps his finger ‘straight and off the trigger’ and has muzzle discipline. My kids are trained and safe 100%.

…Its still important to not leave loaded guns laying around or even hidden…especially as they advance to my teen years. I simply cannot know or cannot tell what manner of trials (hormonal, mental, psychological) they’ll have in their lives, especially as teens; enough to simply trust them to not use my guns. Sure they have been raised in safe, liberal gun culture in their home. But it’s just stupid to assume. I keep an AR15 pistol at my bedside with aloaded mag in it and because they can pull the charging handle back and load it, I have decided to take the mag out when I’m not home and they’re not home. My wife’s glock 17 is loaded and in a manual retention holster (chambered round) high out of reach and hidden well. This will change as my daughter becomes more…grown up. In short, firearms safety with kids is an evolving concept each family must figure out. It doesn’t need to be the same. I’m sure i could go my children’s whole life with loaded guns in the house, but it’s simply not worth that 1% opportunity. And because there’s that 1% opportunity we could have our home invaded, guns are still easily accessible and ready to bring to defense if needed from anywhere in the home, as they should be…something that’s controllable through training.

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Tyler Runo November 6, 2014 at 07:41 am

That’s pretty awesome how well you’ve trained them. How do you address that with other peoples kids over that might not have earned your trust? I’m genuinely curious.

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Zach November 6, 2014 at 09:16 am

I agree with the training, and having two boys with the oldest approaching 4, I’m working on that road myself. I always am in fear of my kids’ friends though; I definitely don’t think it is fair to them to only allow ‘vetted’ kids over to the house just because of my guns. I’m transitioning now to 100% locked up mode with nothing left out, not even ammunition. My kids might be smart, but I can never guarantee their friends will be as smart. And it doesn’t take my kids getting lax to let a friend get ahold of a gun, just a bathroom break and a wandering friend and your life is fucked.

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Gwolf November 7, 2014 at 06:33 pm

Yep.

I have older teens. They are responsible, safe and proficient, but no one is 100% all the time. Teens are scientifically proven to be the most retarded creatures walking the Earth. At any moment, they could be sitting there all normal looking and then they get this look on their face like they gotta go poop. It is then that you know a dumb idea is brewing upstairs, or a bad burrito downstairs.

Oh, and just like when they were little, if it’s too quiet upstairs, it’s time for a surprise room inspection. “Private Pyle! Why is your footlocker unlocked?” “You owe me for one jelly doughnut!”

Goes double for other people’s teens you may not know. I don’t leave anything unlocked when I’m not present and in physical control of it.

They better not touch my Millers either. I count them mofos.

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Sapper November 6, 2014 at 08:21 am

Exactly how I feel. When my children get taller/ smarter the guns get higher and more inaccessible.

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overkill556x45 November 6, 2014 at 01:46 pm

I don’t have kids and I don’t leave loaded guns around. If someone breaks in while I’m at work, I want them to have to do a little work before making off with my Beretta.

When I’m home I leave it on the night stand, chamber empty and spare mag nearby. Unless ninjas crawl through my ductwork, the two schnauzers will give me more than enough time to chamber.

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Mike November 7, 2014 at 05:54 pm

Home carry. Keep the rest locked so it’s physically impossible for kids to touch. Brain research shows you shouldn’t trust your kids unsupervised with guns(frontal cortex development I think) NO MATTER WHAT. You won’t know they made a bad choice unless one of them shoots the gun or gets shot by it.

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Leryo June 20, 2015 at 02:03 am

Dom delivers again.

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HashtagNot June 20, 2015 at 02:08 am

No– they don’t.

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