Do you have a gun in your child(ren)'s room? Would you put one there?
PINCUS: How about putting a quick-access safe in your kidsâ room? [...] Good idea or bad idea? We have an emotional pushback to that. Hereâs my position on this. If youâre worried that your kid is going to try to break into the safe that is in their bedroom with a gun in it, you have bigger problems than home defense. [Laughter] If you think that the kid whoâs going to try to break into the safe because itâs in their room isnât sneaking into your room to try to break into stuff, youâre naive and you have bigger problems than this. So letâs settle that issue and think about it. In the middle of the night, if Iâm in the bathroom or getting a glass of water or in the bedroom or watching TV in the living room, if that alarm goes off and the glass breaks and the dog starts barking, whatâs the instinct that most people are going to have, in regards to, âam I going to run across the house to get the gun, or am I going to run over here to help the screaming kid?â And if Iâm going to go to the kid anyway, and I have an extra gun and an extra safe, why not put it in their closet?
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