Pop quiz hot shot, you see the gun confiscation coming, what do you do chump, what..do..you..do? Quick, search online for hiding spots. Look, there's a post about using an old soda vending machine, yeah, that's brilliant, except, what if ATF put that online so they can easily find you cache of weaponry? Damn the government!
Yeah, searching online for ideas on where to hide things brings up some pretty good results. You'll find hidden drawers in drawers, hidden rooms behind book cases, even book cases right out of a 007 movie with hidden doors and drawers. These are all great ideas, except, the Gun Sniffing Canine. Yeah, he's a rat bastard for taking that job. You can hide things in the ground, but ground penetrating radar. You can hide things in the wall, but wall penetrating radar. Dammit, what do you do? That's what I'm about to tell you.
Is there a gun confiscation on the horizon? gun confiscation, meh, I don't see it, but for your educational entertainment, or would that be edutainment? Here's the plan, the government has all kinds of toys to find things, and those toys are pretty good, unless you confuse the toy or the operator.
Gun sniffing dogs. You can't run from a dog, you can't hide from a dog, until you confuse the dog, or it's handler. I'm sure you're wondering how a dog knows what a gun smells like, and Imagonna tell you. It's not the metal, or plastic that the gun is made out of, it's what the gun shoots. Gun sniffing dogs were first trained to sniff out burnt gun powder. Every firearm is test fired at the manufacturer, so now it smells like burnt gun powder, eventually, that smell could be cleaned off, so now dogs are trained to sniff out the combination of things that are used on guns. Burnt gun powder, cleaners, solvents, oils, etc. as a whole. It's the overall smell of firearms that dogs are trained to detect. Some dogs are good at it, some dogs are great at it, some dogs are just stupid and follow their handlers lead. The Fed Gov used to have a drug dog that had a affection for cheese. During searches, if you had a cheese sandwich in your automobile, the dog would alert and your automobile would be searched for drugs. Yeah, that's nasty, dirty, rotten cheating right there. There was another dog that liked the smell of gasoline and would alert to the gas cap. Both dogs would alert to drugs as well, but cheesy and gassy (that's not their real names) would also give false alerts. The handlers finally realized the error of the ways of the canines. I don't know what happened to those dogs, hopefully they retired early and are someone's pet.
How do we confuse a dog or it's handler? 1. We get a .22 riffle and a couple thousand rounds of ammo. 2. Clean the gun, shoot some rounds, collect the brass. 3. repeat number 2 until your ammo is used up. When you clean the rifle, you're putting those gun smells on the gun. When you shoot the rifle, your putting that gun smell on the gun and the gun smell on the casings. Now your guns and casings have the same smell, somewhat. Now, go store that used brass in some Ziploc freezer bags. I'll wait....Ok, now that you're back, we've moving on.
Ground Penetrating Radar. To avoid having your buried stash being found by GPR, will be determined that several things. GPR can be effective up to about 45 feet, in dry, sandy soil and very dense rock. GPR, however, is not very effective (just a few inches) in moist or clay soils or dirt with high electrical conductivity. Electrically conductive dirt you say? Yes, I say. How do we make our dirt conduct electricity? By using salt. Now, you may hate me for this advise, but go get some Epsom Salt, you want about a pound or two per acre of property. Walk around you yard with your bag of salt, and throw handfuls of it around your yard like your feeding pigeons, or chickens, or like you're fertilizing your yard. Of, if you're the lazy type or have a large yard, you can use a seed spreader. I'm sure you're wondering why you will hate me for this information and Imagonna tell you. Epsom Salt is a fertilizer, a very good fertilizer. After a season of fertilizing your yard with Epsom Salt, you'll be cutting your grass twice as much, this is assuming that you'll also water your grass on a regular basis. When you water your Epsom Salt and dirt, your dirt will conduct electricity much better and ground penetrating radar will not be very effective. You can now bury your stash, in something waterproof, a couple of feet down (don't forget about the dogs) and the GPR probably won't find it, so don't bury everything in the same place.
Wall Penetrating Radar. WPR can see through everything except metal. If you put a metal plate in the wall, the WPR can't see through it, but then you raise suspicions, so don't hide crap in the walls from the government, they'll find it. Some WPR units are very small and light and can be deployed nearly anywhere there is a wall, ceiling or floor. Some WPR units are very large and can be deployed from outside of your house. Don't hide crap in the walls from the government.
Super Secret 007 Bookcases. The dogs will find it and you're bookcase will be destroyed by the agents tearing it apart to find the guns. I used to have the title of Counter Surveillance something another. I was using a bug detector to find a hidden bug in a government office where some sensitive information was discussed, then leaked. Everyone in the room was put on 'vacation'. No one fessed up to leaking the information and I was called in, as part of the investigation, to see if the office was bugged. Bugged it was, and so was vacationeers. The bug, however, was cleverly hidden inside of the material that a desk was made of. We couldn't see the device, but my super duper bug catching machine 'heard' the bug. We had no choice but to dismantle the desk, so we called the fire department, With a very heavy ax, we eventually found the bug, and the desk was no longer usable. Don't hide guns from the government in furniture you may want to keep. Come to find out, the desk was built around the bug for the former occupant of that office. When he was evicted, the desk stayed because it was government property, and so did his assistant, who knew about the bug, but wasn't party to the conversation that led to the leak, that led to the bug hunt, that led to me wielding an ax like a madman.
Now, about those spent shell casings. You've buried your cache of weapons here and yonder in the yard, you've hidden one or two firearms (cheap ones) in an easily breached book case, under the refrigerator, in between the mattress, in doubled up Ziploc freezer bag in the tank of the toilet, in a Ziploc freezer bag within another Ziploc freezer bag, in gallon size food storage bowl of full of homemade soup in the freezer, etc. When the gun confiscation comes, you take that .22 riffle and hide it in the closet and you take those thousands of rounds of spent ammo brass that you've been storing in the freezer bags, and you go spread them around the yard, around the house, in the chicken coup, place one or two in the kitchen, in the kitchen drawers, in your bedroom, bathroom, guest room, attic, basement, crawl space, etc. Just for grins and giggles, get a cheap safe, tape some brass to the bottom of it, turn in on it's back, where the door is facing up, and fill it with concrete and close the door. Once the concrete sets up, place the safe someplace where it's a pain the backside to get to. When dog smells gun at the safe, the government agents will have fun removing the safe. Imagine how happy they will be when they find out that there is no gun in the safe. If it was my job to confiscate guns, I'd be full of joy. Oh, yeah, the .22 rifle, plan on turning that one over without a fight.
What if they find all my guns? I suggest you go read this piece by Kurt Hoffman right after you finish reading this. Go, now, go read it, you're done reading this garbage. Except, leave a comment first.