A friend of mine that I walked through getting his first handgun a few years ago had his house robbed. His Sig 229 with a .40 and .357 sig barrels are now on the street somewhere. He had it hidden in his room but apparently the robber found the cleaning kit and trashed his room to find the gun. The guy took his time, came in during the day while my friend and his roommate were at work. Ate their food, tossed half eaten leftovers on the floor, and took a dump in their toliet without flushing. I posted this on another gun forum (Mdshooters) and some of the first things that people started going off on was that it is stupid or irresponsible not to own a gun safe. My friend is a renter and had 1 handgun so a large mounted safe was not a possibility and a small one probably would have gotten stolen too. I think they are great if you have the money but also know plenty of people that don't own gun safes and I think that circumstances (neighborhood, children, size or value of collection) dictate if you need one. Didn't see the controversy over this one coming but sometimes that forum gets ugly quick. What do you guys think? Is it stupid and irresponsible not to own a gun safe?