US 8,430,461 B1
Furniture with firearm access features
Joseph W. Cole, Las Vegas, Nev. (US)
Assigned to JPL Investments, LLC, Las Vegas, Nev. (US)
Filed by Joseph W. Cole, Las Vegas, Nev. (US)
Filed on Nov. 17, 2011, as Appl. No. 13/299,187.
Int. Cl. A47B 88/00 (2006.01); A47B 17/06 (2006.01)
U.S. Cl. 312—204  [312/330.1; 312/302] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An article of furniture with a firearm access feature comprising:
a furniture housing having at least one drawer, said drawer having an open top, a bottom, a front, a rear, an opposing pair of sides and an interior area bounded by said front, rear and opposing pair of sides, said open top and interior area generally inaccessible when said drawer is in a first position in which it is positioned in said housing and said open top and interior area generally accessible when said drawer is in a second position in which it is extended outwardly of said housing, and each of said pair of sides having a top edge;
a firearm holder located in said interior area of said drawer between said opposing sides, said firearm holder comprising a mount and a base, said base connected to said bottom of said drawer and said mount movable relative to said base from a first position to a second position, said holder when said mount is in said first position configured to support a firearm in a generally vertical position above said bottom of said drawer and in a position which said firearm may be grasped by a user reaching into said drawer from one of said sides, said firearm holder moving with said drawer between said first and second positions of said drawer, whereby said firearm holder is generally inaccessible when said drawer is in said first position and accessible when said drawer is in said second position; and
at least one firearm locating feature comprising a cut-out in at least one of said sides of said drawer, said cut-out comprising a recessed portion of said top edge of said side which extends downwardly from the remainder of said top edge of said side towards said bottom of said drawer, said cut-out and said firearm holder aligned with one another between said front and rear end of said drawer, whereby said firearm locating feature locates a user's hand for grasping a firearm in said firearm holder when a user places their arm into said firearm locating feature when said drawer is in said second.