Read your deposit box contract
Exactly. Read the deposit box contract. Generally it will have a clause to the effect that certain things can't be put in there. CASH usually. Guns usually.
Originally Posted by BAGMAN
Of course as pointed out, "not that they would ever really know."
However to the OP, if you are thinking you can hide something from Uncle Sam or from the police that qualifies as either evidence or contraband, think again. You will be committing yet other felonies they will add to the indictment when they figure it out.
read the terms supplied by your bank
I have done the research and chase has a 14 agreement to sign upon opening a safe deposit box. It specifically states firearms are not permitted. I will say the specific banker I was working with said we truly don't know what you store implying a don't ask don't tell policy. Do the math though a safe deposit box large enough for two full size pistols will cost you 100-150 dollars a year. Over the long haul invest in a safe. As a short term until you reach that point it depends on the institution and their terms and conditions.