By Julie Loeffler
September Issue Question: While not optimal, you find yourself in a position where you need to visit a location that doesn’t allow concealed carry, such as a post office, your child’s school, or any other prohibited location in your area. You are already out in your car carrying your weapon concealed. How do you secure your firearm in your vehicle prior to entering the prohibited concealed carry location?
Julie: I have a metal storage lock box attached to the frame of my car seat with a locked cable so the box is not easily removed from my car. I place the firearm inside the box (still in my holster), lock it and push it under my seat. This can be done inconspicuously while still sitting in the car before you get out. I like this option because I’m not advertising that I have a firearm (or something else of value) as I would be if I placed it in the trunk of my car. It’s locked, secured and concealed until I’m back in the car and can place it back on my body.
Tarra: I would try an alternative place before I would give business to a place that doesn’t allow concealed carrying. With the world the way it is today, it’s just not safe not to carry. If I was prohibited, I would secure my concealed firearm by putting it in my trunk.
Sheila: Let me preface my answer by saying that I avoid trips to the post office like the plague. Seriously, if I can print postage off online or “assign” the post office errand to someone else, I do it. But on the occasion that I absolutely MUST enter the Seventh Circle of Hell, I mean the Post Office, this is what I do with my CC: I have a center “hidden” console in my car, between the driver’s and passenger’s seats. It has a nifty tray on top that has dividers for extraneous items, but the tray lifts out to reveal a deep compartment, and that is where I place my pistol. The tray fits back on top easily and the gun is completely out of sight to anyone who may look into my car.