Car guns and trunk guns are on my mind again. I’ve changed cars, and I no longer drive a dull grey Honda Civic, I’m driving something a bit more… lively now. Because I drive a nicer car, I’m a bigger target, but because the car has a stick shift, I might be a smaller target. I like having at gun (or two) in my car because it gives me options. The concern, however, with doing such is that crooks can break in and steal it, or that your gun will get stolen along with your car.
I can dig it.
I’ve had my car broken into, and I’ve had another car stolen. When my car was broken into, it was because there were items in plain view that the crooks wanted (one time, they mistook my Bible in its cover for a purse. I hope they took some time to read the “Thou Shalt Nots”…). It took me a while, but I realized what the crooks were looking for was not my car (there were plenty of better cars around), it was the things inside my car they were looking for. Since then, I’ve been pretty scrupulous about making it look like there is nothing of value inside my car, and I make sure I don’t have anything on the outside (like an NRA sticker) that says there might be something inside the car a crook might want.
To me, having the means to keep the fight off my front porch, no matter where I might be, is worth the risk of carrying around a trunk gun. I’m more likely to need my fire extinguisher or jumper cables than I am my trunk gun, but there really isn’t a substitute out there for a long gun if you need one in a hurry.
Update: Driving to work yesterday, and what do I see but the local fire department putting out a car-be-cue on the side of the Interstate. Poor dude coulda saved his nice Lexus SUV had he one of these in the cargo compartment.