Hosed-off lawmaker challenges media to search his car for hidden gun (VIDEO)

Rankled by news of police officers having their guns easily swiped from personal cars and cruisers, a Tennessee state senator challenged a local reporter to find the handgun hidden in his car.

Republican state Sen. Jon Lundberg told WJHL he was disappointed about the reports that as many as two dozen police guns were stolen in Tennessee since 2010, with three officers disciplined over the matter. Stressing the importance of securing firearms left in vehicles, he gave a reporter a full minute to rummage through his SUV on a $20 bet that the newshound couldn’t sniff out his gun. The amateur bandit failed.

“It’s frankly just a good reminder for folks,” said Lundberg, a concealed carry permit holder.