Worst place to store a gun?
We all hopefully know basic gun safety, which includes storing your gun dissassmbled and unloaded.
...As in, we know OF this rule...or suggestion, as many take it. I'm in Chicago, a city that doesn't exactly smile upon carrying, but I know quite a few handgun owners who see nothing wrong with keeping one loaded in an office safe or even under a loose board if you live in the Brownstone side of town.
But in the suburbs out here...almost every other suburban gun owner I've met, has been a bit off in the head. I remember coming along with a friend to some guy's place in a very nice little town I grew up in. He was an older guy, I'd put him in his forties, and had a few kids and a wife or two running around a house that really should have car parts on the lawn to warn people like me to stay out.
I'm sitting on his couch, waiting while my friend and him are getting whatever he came for, and I'm staring at what I hoped were about a half dozen large Airsoft guns that were sitting on every flat surface in the living room along with day-old food and the occasional drained can of predictable substances. They come back, he sees me tilting my head at what looks like a tad overdone Airsoft rifle with a scope AND laser attached...and he lists off all the brand names of what were actually working fire-arms, a few of which were loaded. The guy had probably four young kids running around aruging who had the worst ADHD, a wife chain-smoking in the kitchen who kept glaring at me with a twitch, the front door wasn't locked, and he has a year of my paychecks in weaponry sitting around a public room with ammunition ready to go.
If he were living alone...I'd say he was a stupid gun-owner who wanted to get robbed and wrapped up in every shooting case this side of Joliet. But in an obviously chaotic enviroment with young children playing literally underneath the table the things were on? I wasn't sure to call the NRA or Child-Services first. this isn't anything against blue-collars, I myself grew up in that level of society, and I learned how to shoot from a man who actually told me to me to imagine Jeff Gordan every time I pulled the trigger. He also kept even every single weapon he owned out of reach of his five kids, and never used them to get the remote out from under the couch.
You all probably know at least one oddball who keeps a handgun under his pillow, even if he has space under his bed or a quiet nightstand drawer. Have you ever been shown a gun or even found one in the stupidest place possible? From 007 wannabes to the dying breed of shameless rednecks, these idiots do exist. Feel free to complain about them, keep away from Jeff Foxworrthy quotes.