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Gun safe, Deadly to pets!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by R.W.Dale, Nov 7, 2008.

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    You know the thought had never crossed my mind before yesterday so let me relate this little story to ya.

    I had just gotten in the safe to retrieve some insurance cards , after finding what I needed I then proceeded to absentmindedly close the safe door. Luckily just before the door swung shut I noticed movement at the bottom of my vision. To my surprise and relief for noticing it was our cat inside my gunsafe. What a close call! If I hadn't noticed it likely could have been awhile before I would have discovered the poor cat's demise and while I have no great emotional attachment to our feline companion I blanch at the thought of my prized firearms collection sharing a confined space with the putrefying corpse of what was once a housecat. YUCK!

    So let this serve as a PSA to check the safe for cats, dogs or small children before spinning that dial
     
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  2. Nautilus

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    My cats love to get in my gun safe every time I open the door. I'm always very cautious of that.
     
  3. RKBABob

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    I have to keep firearms away from my cats... Their little paws always go straight for the trigger! :eek:

    Edited to add: Maybe they have a particular attraction to Mouse Guns?!?
     
  4. 2nd 41

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    Your safes will always be free of mice.
     
  5. pbearperry

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    Not only would the cat die,your firearms would probably rust during decomposition.Ewwwwwwwww
     
  6. frogomatic

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    that's a stupid cat for you, and one more reason on my ever growing list of reasons why I can't stand house cats.
     
  7. RKBABob

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    Watch out, frogo, thems fightin words in my house! :fire: :cuss:




    :neener: :neener: :neener:
     
  8. R.W.Dale

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    OK what mobile mousetrap will go on it's own rodent seek and destroy missions. I'm the opposite while I don't exactly love cats I hate dumb dogs, all they do is bark and wait for YOU to take care of em. Unlike a cat a dog won't do anything for itself.
     
  9. Just One Shot

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    It's not a problem for me. I have a 90 lb. female Boxer, you can't miss her when she's under foot!
    :D
     
  10. a1abdj

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    I've seen a number of cats attempt to use the new safe we just delivered as a little box.

    I think it has something to do with the smell from the carpet or carpet adhesive.
     
  11. Eyesac

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    If you ban guns only cats will have them...
     
  12. average_shooter

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    Had a cat walk into the bottom shelf of an upright freezer once. Even closed the door on her before I realized where she had suddenly disappeared to.

    She quickly realized that she was, indeed, a housecat and didn't like being that cold, and took off like a shot when I opened the door.
     
  13. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    From the Department of Redundancy Department. :)
     
  14. Hawk

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    Buy more guns.

    The cat won't fit.
     
  15. cambeul41

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    Sounds like some people I know. Fortunately, my dog is smart and does a good job taking care of me. We take care of each other.
     
  16. tribbles

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    Terrier owners know the answer to this one.

    That being said, I wonder how well a gun safe with an emergency pet door would sell. Not just 'for the children', for the pets, too!
     
  17. ants

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    Brings new meaning to the term "Safe Queen".
     
  18. rondog

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    A friend of my wife's put some clothes in the dryer, closed it and turned it on. When she went to get the clothes out, that's when she found the cat that had jumped in when she wasn't looking. It was pretty ugly and very traumatic for their whole family.
     
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    When I was a kid, we had one jump into a flip-top Igloo cooler on the edge of a high porch, knocked it off, flipped the lid shut.......didn't find it until after the fishing trip. :(
     
  20. rrflyer

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    i've got a St. Bernard that absolutely destroys mice.

    They run under a endtable...the table gets moved out of the way!

    Same with couches, chairs, tables, wood in the pile, tv's, and small bits of wall when shes got to much momentum to stop on the linoleum!

    Plus she wont fit in a safe...so Im good there.
     
  21. f4t9r

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    They will go in and if you have one check before closing the door.
    You need to keep your cat safe and keep from having a safe cat !!!
     
  22. Tacbandit

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    Quote by frogomatic....
    "that's a stupid cat for you, and one more reason on my ever growing list of reasons why I can't stand house cats."

    +1, frogo...We're allergic to cats around my house, don't like 'em anyway,
    but to each his own...Our rotty doesn't allow any other critters to hang out
    around here, anyway. Back to the OP's point...That's a great call. We tend to take so much for granted...We really need to be S-U-R-E of things before we hastily shut, close, spin, or leave it open, etc...I realized this more as our little one began to crawl, then walk...She's an explorer, too...You H-A-V-E to be a step ahead and even then, not take things for granted. Always double check...
    Good call krochus......:)
     
  23. foghornl

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    ALWAYS look into the safe, cabinet, garage, etc before closing door.

    Don't have a cat now, but yeah...they would poke around in anything that was open. Few years back, was working on a friends computer....Cat did all he could do to get in my tool bag, but bag was too small & cat too big.
     
  24. RKBABob

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    I had plumbers in my house cutting a hole in the wall, and installing a new shower. One of my cats took a liking to them, since they were plumbers and he loves water. He sat himself in their tool bag and watched them cut into the wall with a SawZall, rolled their tools and fittings away, stole faucet parts, and generally "helped" them for 4 hours.. :uhoh:

    This, by the way, is that cat that I do not trust with firearms.
     
  25. damien

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    Wouldn't the wife had a fit when she couldn't find the cat? Wouldn't you have had an "a-ha!" moment when you thought about what you had done that day, and checked the safe?
     
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