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  1. Under the pillow: Terrible idea.

    On the nightstand?

    Sounds good except that we live on a dead end road. It is one mile from the house to the state road.

    About 30 years or so ago, our neighbor who had retired from the NC DOT and whose job was driving bulldozers and front end loaders on state highway projects, which had ruined his hearing, was murdered.

    He had the habit of sleeping with his revolver on his night stand. A real low life who lived in a shack nearby and who was hooked on dope, crawled in his window one night, saw the revolver on the night stand and killed the old man in his sleep. No dog, hard of hearing, never knew what happened.

    There are cat burglars that can ease in your house and get to you without your hearing them.

    After that incident, and so close and knowing that we were actually a better target than he was....more remote location, more money, etc., it was a miracle that he did not select us for robbery instead of the old man. I have never got over the idea that it should have been us.

    I would never put my weapon on my night stand.

    Inside the bed frame, under the bed, on the side of the night stand between it and the bed....but not on the night stand.

    Of course the presence of a good guard dog makes a big difference. But I have seen even good guard dogs fail to bark for some odd reason.

    Something to think about.

  3. within arms reach

    I have a ruger P95 that when in the house if its not directly on my hip I take the round out of the chamber. We have a 5 and 7 year old they both know I have a firearm they both familiar with what bullets a clip and the gun are and they know that if they ever see any of those things that they are not to touch it and to get the first adult they can find. they also are not allowed in our bedroom where it would be high up or in the safe if it is not on me. Now that being said when i am sleep it is upstairs with me tucked between the bed and the wall by my head.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Sig1911 View Post
    This is a bit off topic, but it's a related suggestion. If you have not done so already, I suggest you have your daughter take a gun safety course (with you would be best) and then accompany you to the range. Help her learn how to shoot and to understand how guns operate, what happens when you pull the trigger, etc. I think that in most circumstances it is best to take the mystery out of firearms for kids, so that they have a very concrete understanding of the need to interact safely with them.
    I could not agree with you more,Well said!!!
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.” --Edmund Burke

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