With firearms ownership and use comes the issue of how to store guns safely and securely. While there is no single set of guidelines for safe storage that fits every home or circumstance, and no security device guaranteed to be one hundred percent successful at all times, there are certain basic steps that every responsible gun owner should take to store their firearms safely.
Before deciding on the approach most appropriate for your situation, take time to evaluate what you hope to accomplish with your particular storage and security approach. Is your main priority to thwart curious children, irresponsible adults, or intruders? While this is a personal decision, the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation urges all gun owners to store firearms unloaded and securely locked up whenever they not in use.
There are varieties of securing and storage devices that can help. Some are designed to keep the firearm from being loaded or fired, but do not prevent the firearm from being handled. Some are containers that hold the firearm out of sight and out of reach.
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