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