Before you come after me as some sort of traitor to the cause, you should know me well enough by now that I shouldn’t have to list my pro-gun bona fides.
The fact is, I am the kind of person who will give credit where credit is due.
I was blindsided by this commercial. The YouTube algorithm got me again, and I didn’t know what I was watching until the end.
Here it is:
The only real problem I have with this commercial is that those Sentry Safe XO-55 digital lockboxes are cheap pieces of shit.
I prefer the Liberty Handgun Vault line. I have two myself. I increased the security by anchoring them to studs with 3.5 inch lag bolts. I trust Liberty because they make good full-size gun safes and their handgun vaults are USA made.
I know GunVault has a good reputation, and the internet shows how tough they are. Hornady is new to the gun lockbox market, but their quality seems to be very good too.
(Once again, as an aside, fuck the Lock Picking Lawyer, my kid and the meth head ransacking my place for shit to trade for drugs isn’t running around with specialty lock picking tools.)
But I digress…
I have no argument with the substance of this ad.
Clearly the position of the lockbox by the bed indicates that the dad has a loaded handgun for home protection. Brady isn’t attacking that. They are just saying, keep it locked away from the kids who can find it.
There are plenty of fast access lockboxes that only take a few seconds to open.
If you have a gun, lock it up. Especially if you have kids or kids come over to your place.
The $100 – $200 that a good handgun box costs is worth the cost of not having to burry your child.