A Newspaper Box Isn’t Safe Storage of a Gun

A Chattanooga man faces several charges, including reckless endangerment, for behavior that included putting a loaded handgun in a newspaper box outside a courthouse with security screening.

Details here.

While the author believes courthouses should have secure storage if they require lawful concealed carriers to disarm, the linked article is correct that responsible and safe storage of a firearm is always the ultimate responsibility of the firearm owner. It is the responsible gun owner’s duty to find safe, suitable storage methods. A public newspaper box isn’t one of them.