Patent application title: Container for transporting loaded firearms
Chris Monturo (Centerville, OH, US)
IPC8 Class: AF41C3306FI
Class name: Special receptacle or package for a weapon
Publication date: 2015-10-22
Patent application number: 20150300778
A container designed to transport a loaded firearm safely from crime
scenes The container incorporates steel plating on the interior to
contain a bullet if the firearm discharges in addition, the container has
a foam retainer on the interior to hold the firearm in place during
1. A container for transporting a loaded firearm consisting: An exterior
container constructed of plastic with secure latches and hinges to
withstand the discharge of a firearm A lining of loam on the top and
bottom of the interior of the container A hardened steel liner on all
sides of the container
2. The hardened steel liner will minimize the chance of penetration of a bullet from discharge within the container
3. The extension of steel surrounding the enclosure minimizes ricochets from escaping the container
 This invention is designed to safely transport loaded firearms from crime scenes.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 Firearms are commonly encountered in crime scenes. For a variety of reasons law enforcement may not be able to safely unload handguns for removal from the crime scene. Currently, law enforcement packages firearm in cardboard boxes and secures them with ties. While this will immobilize the firearm from shifting in the box, if the firearm discharges, there is no protection to bystanders. Crime scenes can be very crowded with EMT, law enforcement, and the public within the area of a loaded firearm.
 This invention affords law enforcement with a means to remove the firearm from the crime scene safely utilizing a common cardboard box that is currently used. However, there is added protection of a welded hardened steel barrier between the firearm and people in the vicinity of the firearm.
 In addition to containing a firearm that may discharge, the container is designed to hold the firearm in a fixed position so that it does not shift during transport.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 The object of the invention is to minimize the potential for injury or death due to an unintentional discharge of a loaded firearm. The armored interior is designed to contain the projectile. The foam lining will assist in maintaining the position of the firearm.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
 FIG. 1 is the container with the hardened steel liner and foam in place.
 FIG. 2 is the hardened steel liner with designed to absorb the impact of a bullet
 FIG. 3 is container with a firearm transport box placed inside
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
 The container is chiefly described in FIG. 1 with an outer container (10) constructed of hard plastic encompassing the interior components. The interior (13) is lined with hardened steel on all sides with the joints being welded to provide a bullet resistant barrier. The top and bottom ends of the interior shell have a metal ledge (16) designed to prevent bullets that ricochet from impacting the outer container. The top and bottom of the interior is lined with foam (11, 14) to secure the box containing the loaded firearm from shifting during transport.
 In further accordance with the invention, FIG. 3 is an illustrative of containing a firearm box (17) for transport. The firearm box is placed on top of the foam base (14) of the container. The firearm box is surrounded by a hardened steel lining (13). When the top of the container is lowered, the top foam (11) comes in contact with the box securing the firearm box within the container (18).
 Even though this invention has been demonstrated and described with respect to some embodiments, it will be understood that various changes in form may be made without departing from the scope and spirit of the claimed invention.
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