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I'm looking for a solution for keeping my pistol locked up securely in my Volt when it can't be carried into a building. I was thinking about using the area for storing the 110v charger, maybe creating a lockable cover for it. Any ideas?

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Jay
 

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as a retired LEO i will NOT lock my firearm in my car in NY- if i am are going somewhere i can't take it in- i leave it home! too many bad scenarios otherwise!
 

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I for one say never leave a gun in a car. But somehow I see this thread becoming a political hot potato.
 

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I really don't see why common sense should be political.

Lock it up at home.

If your a security guard I am sure one of the hidden rear compartments could be modified.

If your neither security guard , police or going to a military training exercise and still feel you need it.

Perhaps consider
1. Moving
2. Getting a head examination.

For hunting I am sure a safe locking case can be obtained.

Good Luck
 

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No Texans in this thread so far. We stay armed at all times if possible. 30.06 posts we obey since we are good citizens.

Arms stay in the truck locked down if not carrying.

Hillary can go pound sand.

"You just shot an unarmed man!" "Well, he shoulduf armed hisself" - Clint Eastwood.
 

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I thought most Volt owners where in the political spectrum of strick gun control and ownership, well I guess I was wrong.
Now, the safest place to store your handgun in the event you could not enter a place or business, possibly a gun free zone area, I would open the hood and place the handgun inside the engine compartment. That would be the most secure place and no thief would go so far as to open the hood looking for valuables. Myself, I would enter the gun free zone with my concealed handgun as those gun free zones are usually the places that have more shootings than any other place.
 

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I thought most Volt owners when in the political spectrum of strick gun control and ownership, well I guess I was wrong.
Now, the safest place to store your handgun in the event you could not enter a place or business, possibly a gun free zone area, I would open the hood and place the handgun inside the engine compartment. That would be the most secure place and no thief would go so far as to open the hood looking for valuables. Myself, I would enter the gun free zone with my concealed handgun as those gun free zones are usually the places that have more shootings than any other place.
I completely agree, and this is the very problem. A law abiding citizen will be afraid of carrying a gun where it is not permitted (afraid of going to jail for simply having a weapon). A thief, crook, murderer, terrorist,...you get the idea... has no problem with carrying a weapon anywhere because they are ALREADY breaking the law and will continue to do so, so what is another law to them that restricts a law abiding private citizen...it is simply protection.
 

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While I suppose there are a number of places one could secure some sort of lock box, if the whole car gets stolen, likely the gun will eventually be found. Sounds like unless someone knows you carry a gun the odds are almost as good if it's in the car and simply concealed from view. Especially if securing it is unobserved. If you're observed putting it away you've just given a thief a potential target.
 

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My father is a Vietnam vet and typically has far more liberal views than me, I own several weapons 410, 20/20 , 30/30

I have been surrounded by 7 guys in a situation of extreme adversity and I can easily say

I have never been in a situation where my having a gun would have made things better.
If I was carrying, things would have likely been far worse.

This isn't the old west, I don't need to duel

Real men don't need to carry to feel safe.
 

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Real men don't need to carry to feel safe.
Agreed. Those Minutemen were sure a bunch of pansies. :D If they were Real Men™, they'd have just walked up to the British and politely asked them to leave. If that didn't work, they would be scolded with raised voices. It would have saved many lives.

Real men don't need a Constitution, a Bill of Rights, or Due Process to be safe either. The government will always do the right thing, since they never hire anybody with human faults. Just ask the folk at Ruby Ridge.
 

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I thought most Volt owners when in the political spectrum of strick gun control and ownership, well I guess I was wrong. ...
Do Not Store Metal Objects In An Engine Bay. You forget once, and bad things can happen.
 

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Real men don't need to carry to feel safe.
Agreed. Those Minutemen were sure a bunch of pansies.
If they were Real Men™, they'd have just walked up to the British and bunch of BS
Your argument is invalid, come back with a real one and try again.

If you want to conceal a flintlock and form a militia to deal with war parties or invading British go ahead

Comparing Open war to walking by a group of gang bangers is a bit of a stretch.
Saying a ban of conceal and carry or even high capacity rounds is like completely banning weapons altogether is an equal stretch.

I blame the schools for developing people who lack the critical thinking skills to understand what is an appropriate reaction or even methods of dealing with unreasonable stress and fear.

I have lived near a murder and other unsavory folks in the wrong end of town, Never had issues or fear of any of them. I guess I reject the notion that I should live in fear of the world and if need be murder someone. I feel that mentality is a moral failing. I guess being brought up a Christian I have a different viewpoint of things.

When I have encountered extreme prediciduce a gun would have not helped.

My opinion is that retired police, responders, etc are more qualified to carry than the average Joe which includes my mentally challenged uncle who has conceal and carry rights.

Wanna meet him?
 

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I thought most Volt owners when in the political spectrum of strick gun control and ownership, well I guess I was wrong.
Now, the safest place to store your handgun in the event you could not enter a place or business, possibly a gun free zone area, I would open the hood and place the handgun inside the engine compartment. That would be the most secure place and no thief would go so far as to open the hood looking for valuables. Myself, I would enter the gun free zone with my concealed handgun as those gun free zones are usually the places that have more shootings than any other place.
Yes, the simplest solution would be to get rid of the silly, ineffective gun free zones, and the risk involved with the vehicle goes away. Criminals don't go and get fingerprinted (voluntarily :) ), go through a background check, and obtain a license or buy weapons legally. All the "gun safety laws" do is affect the honest people, and make things easier for the criminals.
 
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