Beretta, a gun manufacturing company, recently came up a "down and dirty" list for hiding handguns around the home.
Working with Guns.com, Beretta suggests hiding a gun in cereal boxes, laundry hampers, sofas and old record albums.
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"Be it from prying eyes, fingers or leaders, hiding your weapons is an integral part of safely owning firearms," states the guide on Guns.com, which was also posted on Beretta's Facebook page.
The article says that if gun owners have kids then "the top shelf of Dad’s closet of mystery may not your best option (but then again, depending on your brood, it might). Also realize that education is the only real long term solution to keeping your children safe around guns."
According to TalkingPointsMemo.com, the gun company adds, "The tank of the toilet is a viable (though not ideal) back-up option for storage — just make sure the handgun is double (or triple) wrapped to avoid any moisture coming into contact with your gun or ammo."
Beretta also states, "Your laundry hamper offers a lot storage potential for handguns as thieves are usually not interested in your soiled clothes."