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Not much else to report on this.

Full story – HERE

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Mission Statement

We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violins, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.

The Brady Center works to reform the violin industry by enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violins, including regulations governing the violin industry. In addition, we represent victims of gun violins in the courts. We educate the public about gun violins through litigation, grassroots mobilization, and outreach to affected communities.

The Brady Campaign works to pass and enforce sensible federal and state violin laws, regulations, and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support common sense violin laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violins. Through our Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, we work locally to educate, remember victims, and pass sensible violin laws,

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At Colorado’s three largest institutions of higher learning, there are large caches of student-owned weaponry that would be the envy of many police departments.

Doesn’t look to me like too secure of a lockup.  It looks more like a closet.  Who knows though, maybe that closet is inside a vault type room with armed guards.

Students with proper identification, a clear background check and a claim tag can take them out any time.

Most of the shotguns and rifles are used for hunting getaways on weekends or on holiday breaks, say officials.

Are the students asked about what they are doing with the guns? Or are they divulging that information voluntarily?  It would be pain if you got interrogated every time you wanted to get your gun(s) out to go target shooting or hunting.

Before they are deposited into the locker, the weapons are unloaded by the students, and the ammunition is stored for them as well.

Are the guns expected to be unloaded before you arrive at the university lockup facility? or can you unload them there?  Also, can you carry concealed into the university if you are on your way to the lockup facility?

Is there a limit on the number of guns and the amount of ammo you can store?

What about the type of guns? Could I store NFA items there?

I like the concept behind the idea, although I can see them trying to make you feel like a criminal every time you wanted to get your guns, and questioning your choice of guns.  Hopefully that doesn’t happen though!

Anyone go to a Colorado university that wishes to comment?

Full Story – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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Hidden in plain sight

I had a DIY (Do It Yourself) post a couple of weeks ago called Hide a gun in a book where it showed how to hollow out a space in a book to hide a gun.

SayUncle Blog had a couple new links up regarding hiding guns in special picture frames (which I review in option #6).

I found a lot of new ways for creative gun hiding places which I will critique below. All the prices listed are subject to change.

1) Octagon Gun Clock – $40

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octogon-gun-clock-openThoughts:
Awful thick for a clock.  Also, it looks pretty plain, so depending on how nice your house is it may not work with the decor.  Clocks are generally high up on the wall, so getting the gun quickly might require getting a chair over to where the clock is.  If you really don’t want to fool anyone with your gun clock, keep it at chest height for easy gun access.

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reading-rainbow-gun

If you are running out of sneaky hiding places for guns, this might be a viable option… Hide one in a book.

There are a couple of rules of thumb I can think of when it comes to choosing a book:

  1. Do not choose a childrens book for obvious reasons
  2. Do not use a bible.. thats just poor taste even if you are not religious
  3. Do not use a good book.. one that someone will want to take off the shelf to look at
  4. Do not use a book that someone will want to borrow
  5. Do not use a book you think you might ever want to read, or re-read

Come to think of it.. “Barack Obama – The Audacity of Hope” is probably a good choice that will make sure you’re safe on all above points

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What you need:

  • A book you don’t care about
  • 2 thin pieces of wood a bit larger than your gun
  • A scroll saw or jigsaw
  • A drill and drill bit
  • A hammer
  • Some finishing nails
  • Rubber cement (optional)
  • Felt (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Trace the outline of your gun onto one of the thin pieces of wood (remember this is your template, so leave extra room if you want for your hand so you can pull the gun out easily)
  2. Take the book and separate out the pages that you want to be the core of your hiding spot (it’s recommended to leave at least a few pages on the top and bottom untouched for looks)
  3. Fold the back and front covers towards each other so they are out of the way
  4. Position the wood with the outline of the gun on it ontop of the pages you want to saw through
  5. Position the other piece of wood at the bottom of all the pages you want to saw through
  6. Hammer a few finishing nails through the top piece of wood, making sure they go all the way through the book and into the bottom piece of wood
  7. Make sure the nails are not sticking out the bottom piece of wood. If they are tap them back a bit, otherwise they will interfere when you are trying to cut out the shape on the saw
  8. Drill a pilot hole along the edge of your gun outline through the whole stack
  9. Start the cutting from this position and slowly work your way around the gun outline
  10. Once you are done cutting all the way around the outline you should just be able to pop the cutout piece out
  11. You have your new gun hiding spot!
  12. Optional: Paint the inside of your cutout cavity with rubber cement paste and line with felt
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Image source: Alpha Rubicon

For the lazy people, you can buy a pre-made one here:

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OldladyGunSupressor

Ever wanted to know what the regulations were from state to state when travelling with a gun?

Dustin from Dustin’s Gun Blog has a great list of links he complied that will help you out – HERE

There is even a sweet looking iPhone app.

Travel Safe… Travel Armed… (Damn that was good, I should copyright that motto :P)

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