Is it or is it not correct that a convicted felon can not vote or sit on a jury unless his basic civil rights have been restored.
Does no good locked in a drawer. Might as well not have one at all.LOL, thats a little extreme isn't it? Yeah, I can picture that, a shotgun sittin next to my computer, no thanks. I can keep a handgun locked in my desk draw. We're not in a facility, we're in a private home.
There may a valid reason for keeping the firearm locked away from the residents. They may have dementia so bad that they have to be protected from themselves. Or, they may have medical problems that may make them want to take a "shorter route" to the end.
Stuart - is there a reason that you can't carry the gun on an "IWB" (inside waist band) type holster, particularly one with very strong retention properties? Is it your employers "policy" of "No Guns" in these homes?
This is not the safest section of town that we're living in. The owner has had 1 vehicle stolen, and their new one has been vandalized. We have motion sensor lights on both sides of the house and bars on all the windows and steel gates on the doors. I was simply thinking it would be prudent to have a home defence weapon here "just in case" someone was able to get inside the home. The owners are both retired military and are pro weapons for home defence, and since my "station" is in the middle of the house, I am the first "person of contact" here and I was thinking it might be a good idea to have a defencive weapon other than a 4 foot machete at my disposal.
Well, since I sit at my computer desk 98% of the day, my desk has a draw lock on it for all my "important" documents, and the key is always in the lock, so it would make sense for my gun to be in the locked draw at all times unless im out of the house and open carrying it with me. All I need to do is reach down, unlock the draw and pick up the weapon and hold it in my hand.