This is a discussion on Firearms Storage: Do not be this guy within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Janq Beyond that and laws aside, why would one want to store their firearms (valuables) in such a manner as in the ...
I could buy for show as in when you are home.
But not to Joe Blow general public of unknown to you character and who is not being monitored in any real way.
Again I literally could have walked out the door to my trunk with all of his show pieces, thanks to the owner leaving the key in his cabinet lock for me to access it.
The owner had a nice truck parked in his garage too.
I should have checked to see if the keys were in it as well, for show (?).
Times have really changed. When I was growing-up, I regularly visited my grandparents, who had a gun cabinet with a glass door and a simple latch (unlocked). My cousins and myself were instructed to never touch the cabinet. In 15 years, that case was never touched by us.
We didn't need the government to keep us safe. We had parents and grandparents who set limits for us.
Except for the time, my cousin and I went shooting with his .22 rifle without permission. But that's another story.
I can understand where Jang is coming from. If I were the home owner mentioned in the OP I would not leave the key in the lock IF i was not going to be there. As for the MA Law IF I don't have children it is completely fine for me to leave the key in the lock. And as for somebody breaking into that home and seeing the gun cabinet they will get the guns with or without the key.
When I was growing up my grandfather had guns hanging on open gun racks without locks on any of them (in MA). We as kids knew not to touch them. I think we as a society have become nothing but a bunch of whiney little brats. I feel that with all the laws about firearms that we should have one that requires ALL parents and children to take a firearms safety course. Think about it for a minute. You need to learn how to drive before you get a DL, why not make it so that everybody has to know that ACTUAL dangers of a firearm?
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People seem to be careless and leave their guns in the car or truck over night. This is an invitation for someone to steal the gun.