So, a friend has apparently been keeping a gun in his nightstand for MONTHS in a simple metal box he originally got for his car. When he told me this, I informed him I always read that was a bad idea because the padding will absorb the oil which leads to rust. Apparently his wife also uses some scented oil diffuser and at least kept a silica pack inside it to try and counter it. He asked if there was a way to keep using the lock box (so his youngest doesn't get to it) and just put some kind of liner between the gun and the padding, but I am still rather new to all this myself and didn't want to give him false/bad information. So, here I am asking those wiser than myself! He would like to avoid having to constantly tote his "nightstand gun" around the house every day cause his youngest is very impressionable and doesn't want her getting the wrong idea. Thanks!