I get the "smash and grab scenario" I just can't see the point in a $250 safe to lock a $400 item in, especially when it takes up my center console. I guess those with more expensive merchandise would realise the savings and insurance deductibles would come into play but not for me.
As far as there being an "accident" to prevent. There are no accidents after a theft. If some jerkass is going to rob me, I don't feel responsible for what he/she does with what he/she takes.
I don't want to take this thread and hijack it and go off topic. But to me, being a gun owner is a 7x24x365 responsibility. At the moment, there are forces actively working in the United States to ban and/or severely restrict guns and our right to self-defense (Obama, Clinton, Bloomberg, etc.). It is critical that law abiding gun owners do everything we can to make the clear distinction that Gun Criminals ARE CRIMINALS. Likewise, law abiding gun owners must be seen as responsible and trustworthy individuals. Most of the gun crimes in the United States are committed with illegal and stolen guns and they estimate over half of all stolen guns are stolen from cars. Therefore, knowing that the public's safety and our constitutional rights are at stake; I choose to do everything I can to prevent my firearm from being stolen and used in a crime. Also, in my state, I can be held responsible for any crime with my firearms unless I report it stolen. The liability far outweighs the $250 for the safe.
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