Law enforcement officers are always encouraged to keep their guns in a lockbox inside their home and vehicles as an FBI agent recently learned the hard way what that not properly storing weapons can be detrimental.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in North Carolina received a report from the FBI that one of their agents had handguns and ammunition stolen from a vehicle parked in south Charlotte. The car was parked in a hotel lot and was broken into early Thursday morning.
Local and federal officials are investigating the crime, and encourage anyone with further information on the crime to get in touch with the Charlotte FBI at 704-672-6100.
The lockbox difference
Police officers and federal agents are encouraged to purchase lock boxes for their weapons. Theses security products can make all the difference when it comes to keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals.
A lockbox can be mounted inside the trunk of car, not only keeping a gun safely locked away, but also keeping the weapon out of sight from a potential thief. Likewise, lock boxes can be hidden and mounted anywhere inside a home, making it hard for criminals or children to locate them.
Accessing a gun is still easy
While many law enforcement officials might forgo a lockbox over fear that they might not be able to access the weapon quickly in the event of an emergency, Tuffy Security Products has them covered.
Tuffy’s lock boxes feature an innovative design that allows owners near-instant access to the inside of a box. The way this is possible is through Tuffy’s pushbutton combination lock that doesn’t require a key. Where a criminal would find it impossible to get inside a lockbox, in a matter of seconds, a police officer will have access to their gun.