Rifle in the trunk

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    Rifle in the trunk

    With active shooter scenarios growing I was wondering how many people keep a rifle in their car?


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    never.... It does me no good if I am inside in such a situation, and if I am outside, I am not going in to purposely get involved, unless there is an extremely mitigating circumstance. So for me, a rifle in your car is just a tool you most likely wont be able to use, and should someone steal your car, a tool that is now in the hands of a BG
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    If I can get to my car, I'm out!
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    I have a nice corner spot next to my office hutch for a gun safe. Might be a nice Christmas present to myself. Otherwise I CC at my office. We've had some rogue employee threats (mostly from hourly temps mfg jobs, heck one temp agent was using some convicted felons!!, dropped him quickly) but including one hothead mgr that threatened to shoot up the place. Thank goodness its been a couple years since canning him (and filing police report) and he hasn't done anything and has probably moved on to threatening others.

    But otherwise, the one reason to have one in your car might be if you are stranded in your car during some violent uprising. It doesn't take much of a mob to shut down a highway or streets as evidenced by many recent protests in varying cities, if they were terroristic and violent it'd be a bad thing. Obviously there is a scenario to justify most anything. That's a personal choice everyone has to make as there are tradeoffs/risks to mitigate with every choice.

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    Honestly, I thought about it, but if it were to be a big, organized shooting scene, like in Paris, the parking lot would be an ideal place for their outside people to be waiting. If I can get outside, the plan is to just go to ground in the most defensible position I can find.
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    Only when hunting. Its on the passenger seat beside me. I used to carry one in the tool box 24/7. I am going to do enough to get out of the situation till the guys in uniform arrive.
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    In 1966, it wasn't unusual: 96 Minutes - Texas Monthly

    One of the earliest "active shooter" situations to get widespread news media coverage.
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    Unless you are LE, grabbing a long gun from a trunk and heading into an active shooter situation is just adding another target for LE to engage.
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    I make it to my vehicle, I make my escape. SWAT can deal with the shooter(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    Unless you are LE, grabbing a long gun from a trunk and heading into an active shooter situation is just adding another target for LE to engage.
    Yeah, any hopped up responder may not ask friend or foe first when encountering a civvy with a rifle in hand. I'd think that is an issue with unmarked/undercover responders at the scene too. What is L.E. protocol for that? look for a badge around the neck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    Unless you are LE, grabbing a long gun from a trunk and heading into an active shooter situation is just adding another target for LE to engage.
    Unless! You inform LE that you are a Concealed Carrier and have a weapon on-board that is broke down and unloaded, and they see you assemble it and ready it for action. They may consider you to assist them. Maybe, sorta-kinda. I don't know...because at that point, all you want to do is assist your citizen LEO. What do you think? GO, NO-GO?
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    I would suggest it might depend on where one lives and works. Out in the mountains or in the woods one might actually find comfort in a long gun under the seat. In Baltimore or Detroit, one might want two or more. In other areas, it might be more of a liability than an asset.

    It just depends on the circumstances.
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    exactly!

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    I have a pump gun in my trunk. I guess I don't need it now, what with me carrying. I always had one in the trunk in case I hit something in my travels and need to take care of it humanly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drift View Post
    I have a pump gun in my trunk. I guess I don't need it now, what with me carrying. I always had one in the trunk in case I hit something in my travels and need to take care of it humanly.
    Lots of folks seem to forget there is more than one reason to carry a gun.
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