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There is a statement that Unintentional injury death by firearm is the second cause of death in juveniles. It is not. Look it up and fact check these claims.
We ordered a six foot steel modular safe from Zanotti Armor (Waterloo, Iowa). It arrives on a freight pallet. You assemble the components in your closet, basement or other area. Once assembled it was much larger than the doorway to our walk-in closet. High security engineering and combination lock unlike the cheapo big box store safes. You get what you pay for.
I see comments like “a gun is far more likely to injure a friend or family member than some future assailant or intruder” all the time. To re-phrase it, however, would be “a gun is far more likely to injure someone the owner routinely comes in contact with than someone they may never come in contact with”. Which itself seems pretty obvious.
It’s kinda like the “most accidents happen with a few miles of the driver’s house” thing. Sounds ominous, but in reality is really just “most accidents happen in the are the driver spends the most time”.
Comments like the former really call into question the credibility of the speaker.
That said, gun safes/locks/etc are not meant to be Fort Knox. They are meant to prevent quick, unexpected, and accidental access. And they generally provide that. Even a full standing gun “safe” is pretty easily breached by someone with a Sawzall and enough time. If your endgame is total security I have bad news for you….
You suggest passing a law that makes the victim of the theft of a firearm a felon him/her self? This is unbelievable tunnel vision aimed at punishing gun owners and thereby discouraging gun ownership. If you use that reasoning let’s make you a felon if your car, bicycle, baseball bat, tire iron, etc. etc. is stolen and used in a crime.
There are several ways that can easily increase security:
2. Pass a law that the previous owner of a stolen weapon is partially culpable for crimes committed with that weapon. This would be a felony, but if reported to the police before the crime, it becomes a misdemeanour with a stiff fine.
3. Allow insurance companies to insure fines. If your safe passes their requirements, you get a lower rate.
1. Ammunition is not stored in the same cabinet, but is in a different one. This doesn’t stop someone from buying more ammo at the local walmart, but it’s one more hoop that interferes with spur of the moment action.
4. Trigger locks are much harder to deal with generally than padlocks. No access for bolt cutters. You at least have to drill out the cylinder. Depending on the quality of the lock, this may be a few minutes to a long time. Again, not foolproof, but another hoop.
So Sherwood, if a stolen car is used in a crime, should the person the car was stolen from be responsible for the crime too?
If you lose your coat and that coat is used during a crime, should you be responsible for the crime?
This is an idiotic statement.
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