A survey of New Jersey State Troopers found that 17 officers had firearms stolen from their vehicles from 2006 through 2013. Local and federal police in Washington, D.C. have had more than 350 firearms stolen from their cars since 2011. California law enforcement agencies report that 329 firearms were pilfered from their vehicles in recent years, including the handgun that was used to kill Kate Steinle on the San Francisco pier.
Those are the experts who are expected to keep their firearms secure from theft! So, what is the average citizen supposed to do when they want to keep a firearm in their vehicle or in a bugout bag in the back of their car? As gun owners, we have a duty to keep our firearms secure from theft. Plus, having one or more guns stolen is a huge pain in the neck from a legal and financial standpoint.
One of the problems with securing a firearm is that the “safer” it is (the more secure it is from theft), the longer it will take you to get your hands on it if you really need it. If a gun is easily accessible for you, it is also easily accessible to any crook who picks up a nearby rock to smash your window in.
James Yeager of Tactical Response offers some solid tips on how to secure your guns in the back of a vehicle or bugout bag in the following video, so check it out. And don’t be stingy! If you have another method that you use, share it in the comments!