My daughter-in-law applied for her CC permit, so she took a course with the Ironsight gun instructors. She was given an extra entry for free, so I attended even
though I taught hunter safety for years. I have had my CC since 1973, without having taken a class. I just wanted the 'extra awareness'.
Areas differ, but here in blue dominated NY State, you can rest assured the rules will be stupidly restrictive. https://ironsightllc.com/contact-us.html
According to NY rules;
The solid safety steel box under the seat is considered taking proper precautions, anything less is not, particularly if it is in plain sight !
Even in the home the gun should not be lying around in plain sight...
Other observations... A handgun is frowned upon more than a rifle or shotgun..unless that rifle is one of those dreaded "assault rifles"..
Hiding a gun in a reasonably concealed place.. such as a hidden shelf or hidden in a very unobtrusive niche.... is generally considered OK !
Just remember, in most states, the city politicians design and pass the laws...so look for stupidity concerning guns..
I keep a Smith 642 in a box in my closet, that is filled with cloth material..but when I am in bed, it is on the stand beside my bed. Probably an overkill,
since nobody around here locks their doors during the day and many not at night.
I noted earlier in this thread that somebody suggested that a crook would desire a fancy sound system more than a hand gun, because the sound
system is more expensive. According to Ironsight instructors..poor thinking. Anyone who is crook enough to break into your truck, would go for
the gun. It would be easier to grab and run..and it can be used to gain a lot more money, than a sound system is worth. An investment, if you will !
At least, that is what I recall hearing him say ..