MemberDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
Maybe an unpopular opinion, and looking for rebuttals to it.
Gun safes have helped create a culture that guns are inherently more dangerous than other tools. Even people who insist that they are just tools still back and use gun safes. Why?
Maybe theres the argument for them being expensive. Well my computer costs more than most of my guns and can be stolen just as easily. Should I lock it in a safe too?
Am I crazy for saying we need to get away from having gun safes to promote the idea that they are JUST a tool for a job, no more and no less valuable than a screw gun or nail gun at their respective trades.
ThisFreedomGuyGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
The way I see it, a gun safe does 3 things:
1) increases the time between the start of a house fire and the destruction of the guns inside
2) keeps idle children from getting a hold of the guns
3) slows down, or hopefully thwarts, gun thieves
Number 2 is the big one for me. My own kids know how to handle and respect guns, but their friends, or other kids, might not. Better safe than sorry.
MarsAdicusGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
I have a kid and I dont have a gun safe. They just go up higher then my kid can reach. When she’s 7 I’m gana start teaching her about guns and teach her to shoot with my .22s just like my uncle did me.
Amperage21GuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
I don’t have a gun safe. When I have children I will have a gun safe. I’ll also lock the door to my shop (I currently don’t).
everlastedGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
Do you not lock your car either? It’s just a tool bro.
IknewnotGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
I use my safe as just storage tbh.
crimsonfiresyndicateGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
Mine are kept in a safe to deter (not prevent, unfortunately) a common criminal from grabbing them during a break-in and using them to commit a crime, or worse.
I have no kids in the house to secure them from.
I don’t lock them up because they are valuable, in terms of resale value. Anything can be replaced.
My safe adds a superficial layer of defense against lowlifes that are ultimately looking for guns and small valuables to snatch during a quick grab-and-go.
For the sake of others, please leave the laptop out, and save the room in your safe to secure your weapons.
koenigseggCC7GuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
To imply that guns are not inherently more dangerous than other tools is ignorant. Yes, they’re just tools, but they’re dangerous tools, possibly the most dangerous of commonly held tools. I don’t know about you but I don’t hear of many nail gun accidents.
And they’re easier to bring to their dangerous state: slap a mag in, rack, and it’s ready (and many people store some guns already loaded). My nail gun I have to turn on the air compressor, wait for it to fill, attach the air hose, insert a nail strip, and press the “muzzle” against something before it will fire.
Sand_TroutGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
First off, this is an interesting point to discuss even if we end up disagreeing.
I have a couple of counterpoints.
A) Guns kind of *are* more dangerous than most tools when it comes to storage.
* They are have self-contained power sources.
* They are more lethal to a greater range than other tools with self-contained power sources.
* They have more mustique to them because of social factors outside our control (Hollywood)
B) It is more important to prevent theft of firearms than other tools.
* guns will be more targeted by thieves
* someone who would steal a gun is the exact sort of person I don’t want to have a gun
* every stollen gun that gets used in a crime will be uses as an excuse to strip our.rights.
santanzchildGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
I have one my rifles are expensive but I also have a 40 on me or next to me at all times.
runz_with_wavesGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
The only guns in my safe are the guns I do not use (hunting) or very expensive (antiques). EDC is in front of me now. Home defense concealed by the door.
ApfelweinGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
I don’t have any shovels that cost over 500, if I did I’d lock them up too.
AnEvenHuskierCatGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
Even if you raise your kids right, can you guarantee their friends are? Safe wouldn’t be so much for your own kids but one of their uneducated friends.
crazynick76GuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
My safes keep whom I don’t want to touch my guns away and whom I do want to be able to get to them. Just like my money. Just like the keys to my truck. Just like the deadbolt on my door.
Creating a culture against putting your own gun in your own safe in your own home makes you sounds like a dumbass. And really just plays into liberal idiots hands every time something bad does happen.
IrishFolkGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 12:12 am
Yup. I’m 28. And when I was growing up my dad had a shit ton of firearms. Old hunting rifles and shotguns mostly. Never saw a safe once growing up. Maybe an old unlocked gun case. We were always told not to touch them(or else). And he probably hid his carry guns up high somewhere when they weren’t under his pillow when he was sleeping. We were taught to shoot at an early age and now I have a love and respect for firearms that I will pass on to my kids one day. But I will have a safe. If I ever have any more than my two current firearms.