When it comes to keeping firearms in your home one of the first things you need to think about is the safety of those around you as well as your own safety. Making guns safe choices will help to prevent accidents in the home as well as prevent the chances that your guns could be stolen and used for a variety of different malicious crimes.
Finding a way to keep your guns safe is a requirement for any gun owner and if you are thinking about getting a firearm you need to first plan and think about some of the top safety choices you’ll need to make to protect your own safety and the safety of those around you. Here are some top guns safety choices that you can keep in mind and some tips on how I protect my own firearms.
Purchase a locked cabinet and storage case: a proper gun cabinet and a storage case is always a great idea. If you plan on taking your get out to the range again case is an excellent way that you can carry your gun in a secured lockbox to protect your safety and the safety of those around you. It’s important that you always keep your lockbox within sight as leaving a lockbox in your car could potentially mean that someone can steal your guns.While a lockbox is a great theft deterrent, it’s also very important that you keep your guns unloaded and locked up any time that you don’t intend to use it. This will help to protect your safety and the safety of those around you. While many people like to keep guns close by for protection, keeping them locked up is ultimately the safest measure as guns could potentially even be used against you in a robbery if they are left out.
Store your ammunition separately from your firearms: an extra piece of precaution would be storing your ammunition in a separate lockbox away from your firearms. This only makes the process of loading a weapon more difficult and can protect you and others from accidents.
Educate young people about firearms: if you have kids at home it’s always important that you educate them about firearms and about the danger of an unintended firearm. You may even want to let the neighbors know that you have guns in the house to protect their safety as well.
Always educate yourself: you need to know exactly how your weapon works, how to clean it and how you can safely use it every single day. Educating yourself before you even touch a weapon will help to prepare you for safe use and to prevent accidents.
Always leave guns unloaded: a firearm should never be kept loaded. This can lead to a number of different accidents. Always be sure to clear out the firearm by pointing it away from you and checking the magazine and the firearm.
Leave your finger off the trigger unless you are going to pull it: while the safety can prevent accidents you should never actually be touching the trigger unless you intend to fire the weapon. Avoid touching the trigger at all to prevent accidents from occurring.
Always point the muzzle in the safest direction: keep in mind that you could always experience some type of accidental discharge. Always point the gun away from you and in a position where if an accidental discharge were to occur, no one would be injured.
Store, unload and clean any of your firearms right after using them: never leave a firearm outside of its locker when it’s not in use. When you return from a hunting trip for a day at the range, unload your firearms safely, clean them and then store your firearms securely in your gun locker with all of the extra ammunition in a separate locker. Never wait to store your firearms after a trip, always make sure that this is first priority.