Handy solution for CCW


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9mm+
April 30, 2011, 10:24 PM
Since I have school-age kids, I have to be very careful regarding carrying when I take the kids to school (usually with short notice because they missed the bus). Having the gun in the car, even if unloaded and locked, is a big no-no, so to fashion a quick storage area, I mounted a small electronic safe on the garage wall using 1/4 x 3" lag screws through the wall studs. If I need to drop the gun off quickly and don't want to run inside, I can just pop it into the safe until I get back.

It's not rocket-science, I know, but it's a pretty handy and cheap solution ($60) if you find yourself heading off to "no carry land".

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sheepdog96
May 1, 2011, 10:34 AM
Sounds like a good idea to me! Do you have any pictures? Id be interested to see the setup.

longdayjake
May 1, 2011, 10:39 AM
Sometimes there are different laws regarding firearms in vehicles. Many states allow you to bring firearms onto prohibited properties as long as they are in your car. May want to check that out.

SheepNutz
May 1, 2011, 11:27 AM
Carrying while dropping kids off at school is A-OK here in Kentucky. Here's the excerpt from the law: [a]n adult who possesses a firearm, if the firearm is contained within a vehicle operated by the adult and is not removed from the vehicle, except for a purpose permitted herein, or brandished by the adult, or by any other person acting with expressed or implied consent of the adult, while the vehicle is on school property[.]

grumpy66
May 1, 2011, 01:06 PM
I live inside a "school zone".

One block away from an elementary school.

Alcohol, tobacco, and firearms are all within the 1000' "no-zone".

The local fuzz don't say anything unless it's drugs, or you bring that stuff on school grounds visibly.

InkEd
May 1, 2011, 01:10 PM
Doesn't your individual property rights override that since those things are inside your own home?

Owen Sparks
May 1, 2011, 03:58 PM
I live in a school free gun zone.

9mm+
May 2, 2011, 11:29 PM
Sorry, guys, but I got busy and didn't have time to respond sooner. I will take a photo tomorrow of the wall safe and post it online. As for schools in NC, carrying anywhere on the property (whether in your car and locked/unloaded) is a big no-no. Other states are more lenient, but not here.

gamestalker
May 3, 2011, 12:33 AM
Here in Arizona it's pretty specific regarding the 1000 ft. gun free school zone. If it is unloaded and locked in the trunk it's OK. But if you don't have a CCW and your within 1000' of a school your in violation if it is loaded, no matter where in the car. At the present we are waiting for the Gov. to sign into law a much better version of the present law. I'm not real clear on all the details, but according to the NRA one of the improvements will be that a CCW holder will be legal to carry on school grounds.

Single Action Six
May 3, 2011, 03:20 PM
Here in Arizona it's pretty specific regarding the 1000 ft. gun free school zone. If it is unloaded and locked in the trunk it's OK. But if you don't have a CCW and your within 1000' of a school your in violation if it is loaded, no matter where in the car.

So what happens if you're driving down the road and you pass "into" as school zone? You suppose to back up out of the zone, make safe your firearm, exit the zone and re-establish the firearm like it was before you went through all the previous BS..!!..?

That's why "common sense" isn't so common with bureaucrats! Agggggg :barf: :cuss: :banghead: The stupidity of it all!

Single Action Six

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