Speaking of gun control, The Back-Up might be the perfect gift for the man or woman in your life who is preoccupied with the idea of someday needing to gun down a burglar while in bed. If you're confused, rest assured that it is exactly what it looks like: a rack one slips under the mattress so that a loaded shotgun rests parallel to the bed.

I am currently scouring the internet to find a more poorly conceived product (the website astutely warns that the product is "not designed to prevent accidental discharge" of your shotgun) or one more likely to result in death or disfigurement. The FAQ also helpfully notes:

Q: I already have a shotgun handy. Why not keep it where I have it?

A: Because you would have to get up and find it, losing valuable time.

Well, hard to find fault with that argument.