Wood Gun Cabinets Can Be Deadly

The Waikato Police in New Zealand disclosed earlier in the month that 8 firearms were stolen from a resident’s wood gun cabinet. Police have asked gun owners to consider upgrading their wooden gun cabinets and rifle display cases to steel gun safes bolted in place; stressing that it’s not only about protecting your investments but also about keeping the community safe.

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This crime probably could have been avoided. Since this wood gun cabinet probably had a glass front (such as a rifle display cabinet), it showed the crooks exactly were the guns were. So breaking into the unit was not only easy to achieve, but quick to locate. These types of gun display cabinets might be nice to look at, but they are not safe.

As the police have cautioned and as we always say, having sub-standard firearms security in your home is a tragedy waiting to happen! What’s worse is, if these guns are used in a crime, if you live in the wrong state, you might just be liable. Yikes!

The solution is easy. Buy a steel gun safe. One with a DOJ compliancy.

Not only does Sportsman Steel gun safes have a DOJ rating, but none of our gun safes have ever had a door drilled open in 35 years. If you’re concerned about fire protection, Sportsman Steel offers a commercial grade 2″ Step System door with a heavy-duty 3/4″ pry resistant frame.

Don’t become a victim of having your firearms stolen. Protect your guns with a steel gun safe from Sportsman Steel Safes. Call 800-266-7150. 

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