Louisville, KY- Since the beginning of President Obama’s term in office, Americans have bought over 100 million guns. Gun permits are spiking across the country, especially with women. Waiting for the Leadership Forum to start at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting, here’s something that could take off regarding concealment of your firearms in the home.
Dan Ingram of NJ Concealment Furniture and others are building customized furniture that easily hides your handguns, rifles, and shotguns—while making them readily available in times of need. Yes, safes are an option, but some residences don’t have the space or the money to accommodate one (via Fox News):
Ingram, a longtime cabinet maker, started building the special furniture four years ago after getting inspiration from the online gun community.
“At the time, I was on a lot of online gun forums and there was a constant complaint,” he said. “People wanted something with quick access when they needed their weapons to keep their homes safe which is why they bought the guns in the first place.
Major outdoor outfitters including Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops sell ottomans, benches and other furniture with built-in, locking gun compartments. Smaller furniture companies including Stealth Furniture, Secret Compartment Furniture and Heracles Research also specialize in gun concealment furniture.
Michigan inventor Frank Marshall built a headboard that enables anyone lying on the bed to go from dream to draw in one quick motion - provided the built-in safety latch is unlocked.
Dubbed The Gun Bed, Marshall's creation hides a 12-gauge shotgun behind a spring-loaded panel that, when pressed, drops the gun in the owner's hands.
Ingram said one of the challenges is making sure these firearms can’t be easily accessible to children, which could lead to fatal accidents.