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nineguy 04-27-2012 05:14 PM

Please tell me if I'm in the wrong!!!!
 
My wife keeps her xd9 on top of the fridge in the kitchen in plain sight. We have a 5 year old boy who I have extensively explained that "mom and dads guns are not toys"!!!!!!!! And explained the difference between our guns and his and also showed him what they are capable of. With that being said. He has no interest in any of them whatsoever and I know he isn't going to touch them at all. I told my wife that she needs to put put it out of sight!!! But yet it remains up there. Am I wrong for wanting her to keep it out of sight? Personally don't believe I am. Just put it somewhere that is fairly easy to get too if the need arises.

BlueTurf 04-27-2012 05:26 PM

I for one would not keep a loaded gun in plain sight with a small child around, ever. They can be told over and over again to leave them alone but sometimes curiosity gets the better of them. One shot can change your life forever. Can you imagine living with the aftermath of a child's death caused from an accidental shooting involving one of your handguns? This is not to mention the possible legal consequences. I say put that gun away NOW. Why do you feel the need to have a loaded gun immediately available in the house? Does a threat situation exist? If so, that needs to be taken care of. I know some of you might not agree with me but that is my opinion.

silverado113 04-27-2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueTurf (Post 783718)
I for one would not keep a loaded gun in plain sight with a small child around, ever. They can be told over and over again to leave them alone but sometimes curiosity gets the better of them. One shot can change your life forever. Can you imagine living with the aftermath of a child's death caused from an accidental shooting involving one of your handguns? This is not to mention the possible legal consequences. I say put that gun away NOW. Why do you feel the need to have a loaded gun immediately available in the house? Does a threat situation exist? If so, that needs to be taken care of. I know some of you might not agree with me but that is my opinion.

+100000000000000000000000000000 totally agree. I use to keep a gun in each room of the house hidden in various spots. The day my daughter started crawling they went into the safe, I would have her keep it on her hip if she wants one close by.

HOSSFLY 04-27-2012 05:29 PM

Quite telling her & hide the dam thing yourself ----
Better yet - lock all the guns up- YOU keep one hid you can both get too---
You have kids in the house !!!

smoooth308 04-27-2012 05:43 PM

+1 to all these comments. Ive got a baby boy on the way and have already started to think about all this. I've got a safe coming shortly from my fiances uncle that he doesn't use anymore where all my guns will be stored except for my HD pistol. I've been looking at the wall clocks that have a hidden compartment in them but not quite sure about that yet. Has anyone used one of these?
I was reading on here somewhere that somebody built a hidden compartment in the wall that is opened by a hidden pressure plate and thought that was a pretty cool idea

nineguy 04-27-2012 06:05 PM

THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!! I didn't think I was wrong

winds-of-change 04-27-2012 07:00 PM

You are VERY right. I would never have a gun laying around with kids in the house. And......they sometimes have friends over and those friends don't know "the rules". I never leave a gun unlocked in my house unless I am carrying it. If something were to happen with your son and that gun, you can never take it back. That would be hell to live with. Absolute hell. Not to mention I think charges of negligence could be pressed against you, which would make it even worse.

Don't just hide the guns, the kids could still find them............LOCK THE GUNS UP IN A SAFE!

If you want a gun in a particular room, use a small safe with a quick open biometric door

rifleman1 04-27-2012 07:03 PM

i keep my gun on my side when home and if its not on my side i take the mag out and keep it in my pocket or in my safe spot but i can get to both in a hurry if need be,but never together when the kids are around.

HOSSFLY 04-27-2012 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 783797)
You are VERY right. I would never have a gun laying around with kids in the house. And......they sometimes have friends over and those friends don't know "the rules". I never leave a gun unlocked in my house unless I am carrying it.
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If something were to happen with your son and that gun, you can never take it back. That would be hell to live with. Absolute hell.

Why not google "child killed by handgun in home" or something like that & show her how many times a year it really happens :(
If that doesn't convince her lock HER ass up ;)

Longrange 04-27-2012 07:07 PM

I don't have kids and all of mine except my carry gun are locked up. Lock it up so an accident cannot take your boy away.


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