Storing firearms in your home securely is a gun owner’s responsibility. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult, whether you use a gun safe or gun locks there are different options for safely stashing that firearm. Figure out which is best for you. The most affordable choices would be cable locks, gun cases and lock boxes. All start from around $10 to $25, yet each offer different benefits. Cable locks prevents the weapon from being fired by running through the barrel or action of said firearm, while gun cases and lock boxes are great for concealing, storing or transporting registered firearms. These three preferences also offer the quickest accessibility in case of an emergency.
The last and most permanent storage option is a gun safe. Which is the most effective opportunity to protect your firearms from theft, or getting into the wrong hands. Safes also prevent damage from the elements, decreases accessibility, and depending on the size – facilitate the storage of a collection of firearms as opposed to just one.
There are nationwide educational programs like Project ChildSafe that specifically promote the safe storage of firearms in the home. They even distribute gun locks and educational material to gun owners, free of charge. All in a effort to raise awareness about firearm safety. These kits include a cable-style gun locking device, lock-installment instructions and a safety booklet. To get a free gun safety kit for your firearms visit: www.projectchildsafe.com/safety/get-a-safety-kit.
Safe storage is essential but itʼs not the only step you can take to prevent accidents. For the greatest level of security, consider using a combination of safety mechanisms and educate family members about handling firearms properly. As a gun owner it is your responsibility to know the firearm safety handling procedures by heart. Every gun owner should, no exceptions. If you donʼt, thats ok but make it a priority to learn them as soon as possible.