Leaving my carry in the Car during the work day

Leaving my carry in the Car during the work day

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    Leaving my carry in the Car during the work day

    I work for an employer who does not allow weapons in their buildings. I can however leave it in my car on a daily basis, in an underground parking garage.

    My question is, is the glovebox enough or should I be investing in an in car safe? Secondly, if the gun was stolen out of my locked car, am I liable for that?

    I am fairly confident the answer to question #2 is no I am not liable. If I am I am not sure what I will do.


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    Just hide it an lock your car. People are not supposed to be breaking into your vehicle and stealing your stuff. You are not to blame for their bad behavior or criminal activities. Nor are you their parents or their accomplice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanner View Post
    I work for an employer who does not allow weapons in their buildings. I can however leave it in my car on a daily basis, in an underground parking garage.

    My question is, is the glovebox enough or should I be investing in an in car safe? Secondly, if the gun was stolen out of my locked car, am I liable for that?
    I do believe that I would invest in a very solid and secure safe that bolts down into the trunk area. Since you cannot use the gun while at work, might as well assure yourself it will be there when you get off work.
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    I would at the minimum buy a Center of Mass safe for your car. It's around $30 and will keep most smash and grab thieves from stealing your gun. You may not be responsible for a criminal's actions, but I would try to do everything possible to keep the gun out of their hands.

    It would be tragic if your gun was used in a crime.

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    Certaintly.

    I think putting it in my trunk would be a serious problem as there would be way to many chances to blow my cover. Center console in a safe or bolted somehow under the seat would be way more comfortable for me and concealable.

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    + 1 on the bolt down safe. I had one in my truck for a while before I ended up having to sell it and its a great thing to have when you have no choice BUT to go unarmed.
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    The Center of Mass safe includes a cable that you can loop around your car's seat frame.

    It's also available at Cabela's.
    Cabela's -- Secure-It Handgun Storage Safes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanner View Post
    I work for an employer who does not allow weapons in their buildings. I can however leave it in my car on a daily basis, in an underground parking garage.

    My question is, is the glovebox enough or should I be investing in an in car safe? Secondly, if the gun was stolen out of my locked car, am I liable for that?

    I am fairly confident the answer to question #2 is no I am not liable. If I am I am not sure what I will do.
    (1) I would use something more secure than the glove box. There are numerous lockable containers under $100 for such a purpose.

    (2) I would not bet my life's savings that you would not be liable if the gun is stolen, especially if it was in an area no more secure than the glove box; it all depends upon your particular state's statutes on such matters.
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    Whether I'm liable or not, my guns cost money. Why shouldn't I spent 25 bucks to protect my investment? I have a lock box cabled to my seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Whether I'm liable or not, my guns cost money. Why shouldn't I spent 25 bucks to protect my investment? I have a lock box cabled to my seat

    Car insurance should cover theft of a firearm. If not, NRA membership will cover up to $1000 of stolen firearms.
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    I will 100% put a lockbox in the car

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    This safe bolted to the truck body cost about $40.00





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    I like the safe set up THUMPER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    This safe bolted to the truck body cost about $40.00





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    i am an instructor and i advise my class if they leave a firearm in the car take a cable lock wrap it around a seat anchor then at least run it through the trigger guard.. it is the least you can do to keep your possesions yours and not have to file a police report..by the way will your insurance cover that stolen gun?????

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