Originally Posted by varmintH8R
I always enjoy your posts. Talk about a contrarian position on gun safes. Bunch of fooey? That is awesome.
I think your line of thought has some merit, and I might very well be an idiot, but here is my counter:
The odds of a skilled theif pulling an Oceans-11 style heist on my house are pretty low. Most of the B&Es we hear about (I'm in SE MI also) are meth heads, transients and general losers looking to grab some stuff quick and split. With my alarm screaming they are likely not going to work on my safe, and they sure as hell aint getting it upstairs!
My other big concern with unsecured guns are them being used against me or my family when we come home. Again, good thief pulls a caper he is getting my goodies and getting the hell out. A loser meth-head transient may stack my guns up around himself, make a sandwich, and then space and fall asleep on my couch. When my wife wakes him up coming home I'd end up bummed . . .
As far as fire, I'd have to agree. Rather be insured than insulated. Guns are finicky enough without having them cook in an oven for a few hours at below-melting temp.
No burglar alarm here, just an NRA sign in the front by the road. Sort of like 'Guard Dog on duty'.....
My wife carries and so do I. We never leave home without our guns so an intruder suprised is guess what... and usually, one of us is home plus there are three not too friendly pups in the hoiuse... all like fresh meat.
I've found over time that women are much better shots than men, especially in drama situations. As much as I don't like Biden, his suggestion that women have a shotgun or two isn't all bad but it should be a male thing. Most home invasions where a male is the shooter, the perp is shot everywhere because the guy is praying and spraying......
SE Michigan, you probably know me then......
I'm real close to our favorite emporium on M50.
I keep a close eye on my anhydrous tanks.......
'Cause you are right, Meth is a big thing here. That and not so medical, medical mary jane.
I bought a cheapie at TSC as a repository for my stuff that I don't need sitting out. The guns I hunt with mostly.
I don't lock it, in part, because I forgot the combination.....lol