I've hit hard times and the small family software business I help build and devoted my heart and soul to for the last 16 years is dying and I am finally going to have to say goodbye. It is hard being in a small business in this country, but I won't go into more of that. I made a lot of bad decisions sticking with this business and I have hit hard times. So, now , I am partially disabled with degenerate discs and neck problems from years and years of software work. I have dwindling savings and I will be having to live very, very cheap for the next year or so. It's heartbreaking for me to say goodbye to my guns (something I love) and sucks, but this is life. I am getting older and suffering with disability and I understand there is a chance if I cannot get a job in my condition I could be in the worst of situations. I need to try to dig myself out of this ditch while I still have the chance. I have not been on the software job market in 15+ years and it will probably take me a year of studying algorithms and preparing for interviews before i can get a real software job. Until that time I will be having to live very cheap and will probably have to find a roommate and move to a city that has a good amount of software jobs. Sadly, these days so many people are anti-gun and since i will be needing to live cheap I will have to get a roommate. In fact, I attempted last year when I moved to Colorado to try to find a gun friendly roommate, but almost every I tried inquiring about the people told me they would not allow guns or just didn't respond back. I am at the point now where I know staying alive is more important. Of course, I do not want to sell off my gun collection, especially with 2020 approaching and gun bans being a very realistic situation. Even without gun bans, I would not want to sell them, have NRA gun insurance and I feel worst case if they get stolen I can hopefully get reimbursement of some sort. As of now, I have a small gun collection compared to many people, but still too large to bring into shared housing situation, especially with an anti-gun roommate. I have a 600lb safe I will also be just storing along with my ammo and stuff. The tricky thing I hear about storing guns for the long term, in addition to issues with rust and moisture is if I store them with somebody who has an FFL I will be required to do a background check for each gun before I can receive them again. If they have an AWB, e.g., after I want to get them back I may be denied my own guns. Also, I would have to pay exorbitant fees. Back when I lived in Colorado, there was actually a gun vault storage place where I stored my guns temporarily when I moved from North Carolina to Colorado. The place certainly was not cheap, but for like $80 /mo or so I was able to store all my guns, no questions asked in a secure area. Sadly, I am now in Nashville, TN and there is no such place that i know of here to store them. I am looking to find a place in the Nashville area or something within a reasonable distance. I could also consider storing them wherever I end up moving to. I have no desire to store my guns at storage facility as I do not feel they are secure at all and have heard many stories of how people have broken into storage units. I'm definitely looking for something more secure and more accommodating to the weather conditions that could cause guns to rust. I'm also going to look into silicone gun socks and other type of accessories to protect the guns from rust.. Any advice here on how people have stored their guns for the long term would be helpful as well. I appreciate the advice people can give me.