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25 Surprising Places To Hide Your Guns

July 11, 2013 by  

25 Surprising Places To Hide Your Guns

The key to properly hiding a gun is choosing a spot that is both easily accessible and easy to overlook.

As we have become painfully aware, there is a significant movement afoot to erase the 2nd Amendment from the U.S. Constitution.

Gun-control advocates have jumped on recent tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and elsewhere to claim that stronger laws are needed to limit gun ownership.

The U.S. Senate recently voted against extending background checks for gun owners, but this is a fluid situation and we don’t know how successful gun control legislation will be. Some States have acted independently and toughened their gun-control laws over the past few months.

In addition to being blatantly unConstitutional, these efforts are based on “logic” that is inherently flawed. These well-meaning but deluded activists and politicians never acknowledge that in virtually every case of mass shootings, good guys with guns could have stopped bad guys with guns, and at the very least minimized the carnage and saved precious lives.

The U.N. Human Rights Council may declare that there’s no human right to self-defense, but we know better, as did the writers of the Constitution. If you own a gun, you are probably a law-abiding citizen who would never use it for anything other than target practice, hunting or protecting yourself and your family from someone seeking to harm you.

And because you are a responsible citizen, the three groups of people who you would not want to have access to your guns are children, home invaders and authority figures determined to take away your 2nd Amendment rights.

The key to properly hiding a gun that you may require at a moment’s notice to deal with an intruder is choosing a spot that is simultaneously easily accessible and would not be looked at twice by someone trying to find it. The item in which the gun is contained might be in plain sight, but it’s so commonplace that someone would not think to look within it for a weapon.

Top 25 Places To Hide Your Guns

Following are my top 25 places to hide a gun that will give you easy access in an emergency. Some of these may not be appropriate if there are children in the house.

  • Inside an empty cereal box or a large empty ravioli can in the pantry.
  • Inside a hollowed-out book on a bookshelf or a cookbook in the kitchen.
  • Inside a seldom-used couch cushion.
  • Inside a hollowed-out radio clock on the nightstand.
  • Inside a toilet tank lid, wrapped in waterproof plastic.
  • Inside a freezer, wrapped in waterproof plastic and then in aluminum foil.
  • Inside a false-bottom end table or nightstand drawer.
  • Behind a fake electrical outlet.
  • Inside a fake pipe near the water heater.
  • Inside a hollowed-out scanner or printer.
  • On the underside of a sump pump lid in a waterproof bag.
  • Inside a garbage bag of dirty clothes.
  • Inside a large pizza box wedged between the trash bin and the wall.
  • In a closet on an easily broken plastic hanger, covered by a button-down shirt.
  • Inside a folded grocery bag lodged between a cabinet and the refrigerator.
  • Hanging on a hook on the back of a bedroom door, underneath a robe.
  • Inside a large, hollow trophy.
  • Behind an easily removed vent in the wall.
  • Inside a bowling ball bag.
  • Inside a hollowed-out water heater with pipes that disappear into the wall.
  • Inside a diaper pail.
  • Inside a product that looks like it hasn’t been opened yet.
  • Inside cheap-looking stereo speakers.
  • Inside one of several stuffed animals.
  • Inside an empty paint can in the garage.

What are your suggestions for places to hide your guns? Leave a comment below.

– Frank Bates

Frank Bates

is a contributing writer to Patriot Headquarters, a new website featuring 100s of articles on how to be more self-reliant. Frank is also the founder of Food4Patriots, a supplier of emergency food suitable for long-term storage, survival and emergency preparedness.

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  • shadow1776

    How about taking guns from the Government and cops.? That would save a lot of people from being shot, and save some dogs from being shot. I would sleep better knowing my family and pet would be safer.

    • Jon

      Lol guess you would be right there. Shoot my dog and the devil be damed if there won’t be consequences.

      • kent

        Not sure the intent of your post, but it was dogs, namely pit bulls and dobermans running loose in my neighborhood, someone’s “pets”, that I started carrying my 9mm on family walks. And should a choice between that “pet” running wild without its owner or a member of the family, you bethcha I wouldve dropped that animal in its tracks and then pressed charges upon its owner for endangering my family.

    • Jendarith

      So obviously you’ve never been the victim of a crime yet. Statistics say it will happen to all of us in our lifetimes, at least once. When will it be your turn? Will it be an aggravated or lethal assault? How will you deal with it in that moment? Personally or will you need the help of the police? Will you or the police react in time? You see? Words mean nothing here, only the fact remains that when our moment comes, are we a potential victim or are we an alert and prepared citizen. Good luck with your moment.

  • kent

    I continue to be amazed at how some believe taking guns from law abiding citizens is going to keep them away from criminals. That constitutional right is meant for the citizen to be able to protect ourselves from entities that mean to trample our freedoms including our own govt. And should we be invaded, the citizens are the militia. Disarm the citizen and you disarm the militia, is it no wonder why other countries want the US citizen to be disarmed? When the US has to declare bankruptcy like Detroit just did, how do you think the chinese govt will collect its debt? US has assets to seize of public lands, but what’s to stop also seizing large commercial farms the through eminent domain? The militia, an armed citizenry. Thanks Mr Bates for trying to educate, maybe your messages will teach a few.

    • Gerald J.

      The gun grabbers know that disarming people does not really reduce crime. There is more than enough solid evidence of this fact to convince any rational person.

      No, if someone wants to disarm you, they simply believe that you need to be controlled.

  • Brian Hanson

    You said it in plain sight all sounded pretty good accept the cheap speakers if a kid breaks in while your gone some of them don’t care if they’re cheap or not and that could be a dangerous thing for them to get their hands on

  • Karl

    Your articles are right on point for the most part. I can’t understand why they can’t see if someone reasonable would have been carrying a gun (I.e. Teacher ) most of theses sad stories wouldn’t have been so bad.

  • http://FrankBates Sandra Dyer

    So, putting a gun in the freezer want rust with water proof wrap and foil over time? Would Mylar be the best bet to use, instead?

  • Louis

    I am a retired narcotics investigator and one of the most ingenious hiding places, besides specially designed false spaces, was a canister vacuum.

  • Svedka

    Frank, quite frankly you are a hilarious fool that would be worth laughing at. If it wasn’t for the enourmous greed you have and how you sell thru paranoia to uneducated, illogical fools. If there is a god… will NEVER meet him. To your survival….lol.


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