Aggie, you're smarter than this and you know it. In this case you're promoting that the factor at play is "how long it takes to get a gun out of secure safe". How long to you think it takes? Are you visualizing some old episode of gunsmoke where the banker fumbles around with a rotary dial for 5 minutes to get the safe open? It takes about 1 second to unlock an iphone - and a gun safe could be just as fast. Biometric devices can be almost instantaneous.<quoted text>
And when someone is breaking into your house, I'm sure they won't mind if you say "Excuse me, would you just give me a moment while I get my gun out of my safe." Do not infringe on the rights of legal and responsible gun owners because of the idiotic actions of a very small minority.
And for that matter, who says that the gun has to be in the safe at all times? Certainly that's where the weapon should be when the house is unattended by the registered gun owner or kids are in the home.