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19th Nov '17 10:24:01 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': Curtis Hoyle sleeps with a gun under his pillow. We see him take it out instinctively when Micro comes pounding on the door in the middle of the night to summon Curtis to provide emergency medical work on Frank. In the season 1 finale, he tries to reach for it when he finds Billy Russo in his apartment asking him to betray Frank...only Billy has taken the gun.
16th Nov '17 9:59:20 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* One home defense book recommended placing the gun between the mattress of the bed as it will move about less there. Under the pillow there's a risk of the gun shifting (as you move about during sleep) and falling to the floor. Or, you know, ''going off.''

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* One home defense book recommended placing the gun between the mattress of the bed as it will move about less there. Under the pillow there's a risk of the gun shifting (as you move about during sleep) and falling to the floor. Or, you know, ''going off.''floor, or of the trigger inadvertently being pulled while the sleeper is unconsciously moving around.
26th Oct '17 3:57:34 PM Cifer
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* Captain Lorca of the ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' sleeps with a phaser under his pillow. [[spoiler:The trope is deconstructed - the likelihood of him ever getting to use it against an enemy who infiltrates a federation starship and makes it to the captain's quarters are rather low. Instead, he pulls it on Admiral Cornwell [[WakeUpFighting when she wakes him]]. She considers it not as a sign of him being prepared, but of him [[MaskOfSanity being utterly broken and having cheated his way through his psych evals]].]]
27th Sep '17 4:59:39 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{How I Met Your Mother}}'': Robin has an entire collection of guns and tends to put one of them under her pillow when she can't sleep.


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* In the second episode of ''Series/{{Two Broke Girls}}'', Max sleeps under a pillow knife because she can't afford a home security system and is also a "cutter".
21st Sep '17 1:33:13 PM flip619
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* It is standard procedure in the military (at least the British military) to sleep with your rifle in your sleeping bag when you are sleeping out, as per the principle you should always keep your weapon within arms reach. It should be noted however that the weapon is unloaded whilst you sleep (your magazines should also be within arms reach, allowing you to quickly load and make ready if need be).

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* It is standard procedure in the military (at least the American and British military) militaries) to sleep with your rifle in your sleeping bag when you are sleeping bivy out, as per the principle you that your weapon should always keep your weapon be within arms arm's reach. It should be noted however that the weapon is safed and unloaded whilst you sleep (your magazines (though ammunition should also likewise be within arms reach, allowing you to quickly load and make ready if quick arming should the need be).suddenly arise).
3rd Jul '17 4:06:16 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Series/BurnNotice'': Michael and Fiona, after a bout of DestructoNookie, wake up to a knock on the door. They glance at each other, then simultaneously pull their guns out from under the pillows and look around for enemies.

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* ''Series/BurnNotice'': ''Series/BurnNotice'':
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Michael and Fiona, after a bout of DestructoNookie, wake up to a knock on the door. They glance at each other, then simultaneously pull their guns out from under the pillows and look around for enemies.enemies.
** {{Lampshaded}} by Michael's mother Madeline, who was renting out a space in her home in Season 4 and told him that she would like to have more friends that didn't do this. At the end of the episode, she realizes she was kidding herself when she allows the new member of Team Westen, Jesse Porter, sleep there for free.
-->''"What kind of sissy wouldn't sleep with a gun under his pillow, anyway?"''
13th May '17 10:37:45 AM nombretomado
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* One of the Franchise/FuManchu novels has a grizzled explorer preferring to keep his pistol hanging on a hook beside his head rather than under his pillow.

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* One of the Franchise/FuManchu Literature/FuManchu novels has a grizzled explorer preferring to keep his pistol hanging on a hook beside his head rather than under his pillow.
29th Jan '17 6:57:09 AM Kalaong
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* A particularly interesting example is in the manga version of ''Manga/GunsmithCats''. Rally Vincent has been hospitalized and complains that the pillow isn't comfortable. Upon receiving a small pistol to hide under it, she sighs and [[HeavySleeper falls asleep so deeply]] that Becky is able to pick her up by the scruff of her shirt and (attempt to) shake her down for gas money... but awakens instantly when she tries to take back the pistol (though again fails get gas money). And sleeps right through her [[FaceDoodling doodling on her face]].\\\

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* A particularly interesting example is in the manga version of ''Manga/GunsmithCats''. Rally Vincent has been hospitalized and complains that the pillow isn't comfortable. Upon receiving a small pistol to hide under it, she sighs and [[HeavySleeper falls asleep so deeply]] that Becky is able to pick her up by the scruff of her shirt and (attempt to) shake her down for gas money... but awakens instantly when she tries to take back the pistol (though again fails to get gas money). And sleeps right through her [[FaceDoodling doodling on her face]].\\\\\
24th Dec '16 9:48:34 AM 2020dude
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Stager Barbara Stager]] tried to invoke this trope when she murdered her husband Russ. However, several things tore her story apart: her husband, a member of the US Army Reserves, would have known better than to leave a gun with the safety off under his pillow; the trajectory of the bullet and the location of the spent shell casing made it clear the gun was fired from the opposite side of the bed; and Barbara herself was unable to recreate the scenario she described to the police.
13th Dec '16 5:17:59 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'': In one episode, Carmen wakes up Jason in the middle of the night, causing him to spring from the couch, brandishing a baseball bat, while shouting "I DIDN'T TOUCH YOUR DAUGHTER, MR. LOPEZ!".
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