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No not really because if someone breaks in or steals the car a lock will hardly stop them.
 

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Unless you're keeping your social security number, your bank account number, your passport, and all your credit cards in your glove box, it's not a problem. And like pwinskey said, if someone's going to steal your Malibu, they're not going to worry about the lock, they'll just bust it open using a good old crowbar.
 

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I'm more upset by the fact that the glove box is so small that I can barely fit the owners manual and my little binder that I keep my registration & insurance info in.
 

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Anyone remember back in the day when you used to get a valet key with your car? I personally on occassion have locked my glove box....for example you are going for dinner and your throw your digital camera or something of some value in it and lock it up. Or you are at the beach and wish to lock the glove box.

I guess all in all it is not a super big deal but I would I have to agree it is a little annoying that the glove box does not lock.
 

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lol @ people asking why there would be a need to lock the glovebox.

you really think a 4 year old should be able to grab a gun which is inside of it at any time he wants?
 

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you really think a 4 year old should be able to grab a gun which is inside of it at any time he wants?
Can't argue with that, and I won't. But if I had a need to carry a gun for an emergency situation, I would want to be able to access it without fumbling around for a glove box key. There's got to be a more suitable place or method to carry it.
 

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Not a good idea to put a gun in the glove box with KIDS :eek: if you carry valueables in your car the Trunk is the best place to put em ;)
 

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lol @ people asking why there would be a need to lock the glovebox.

you really think a 4 year old should be able to grab a gun which is inside of it at any time he wants?
When I was four years old, my parents told me not to go through the glovebox because they were scared that I'd mess up the paperwork inside.
I never did.
Discipline is key, especially with firearms. My dad taught me about his guns when I was little and told me not to mess around with them because I could get seriously hurt. When I turned 13 and he bought me a BB gun, I still did everything he told me from when I was little, safety on at all times, trigger lock installed, magazine emptied, all that stuff.
And if I were to keep a handgun in my car for self-defense, I wouldn't want a glovebox lock. I'd have to fiddle around to unlock it first before I could pull out the firearm. Those couple seconds could cost you your life.
 

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Interesting opinions....Being Canadian this is something we never think about being that it is illegal to carry firearms with you at anytime (mostly but there are some extenuating circumstances) the general population does not have this ability.
 

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I'd rather have the fuel access to the gas cap be secured, released from inside the 'bu....If I was going to purchase a locking gas cap...has anyone pursued that and any suggestions on brand/model?
 

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When I was four years old, my parents told me not to go through the glovebox because they were scared that I'd mess up the paperwork inside.
I never did.
Discipline is key, especially with firearms. My dad taught me about his guns when I was little and told me not to mess around with them because I could get seriously hurt. When I turned 13 and he bought me a BB gun, I still did everything he told me from when I was little, safety on at all times, trigger lock installed, magazine emptied, all that stuff.
And if I were to keep a handgun in my car for self-defense, I wouldn't want a glovebox lock. I'd have to fiddle around to unlock it first before I could pull out the firearm. Those couple seconds could cost you your life.
I grew up around guns so it was never a big deal for me. Dad thought me how to use and respect them. At age 12 he bought me a .22 (semi auto 10-22 with a 50 round banana clip) and me and my older brother would spend hours (and countless bricks of amo) in the woods behind our house shooting at targets, bottles, cans ect.
 

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We actually had a firearms safety class taught to us by the local game warden back when I was in fifth grade school. Of course, I graduated from High School in 89, so.. (times have changed < sigh > )
 

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We actually had a firearms safety class taught to us by the local game warden back when I was in fifth grade school. Of course, I graduated from High School in 89, so.. (times have changed < sigh > )
I graduated in 93 and we weren’t thought gun safety in school. However, I had several teachers that were hunters and one had deer antlers displayed in the classroom and another, a history teacher, actually brought his hunting bow to class during hunting season.

Another interesting thing was when my older brother, who graduated in 88, was in high school it was common to see rifles and shotguns in rear windows of students and teachers trucks in the parking lot. By the time I got to high school in 90 they had put a stop to having guns on school propriety.
 
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