Store your gun in a safe place at home
A child playing with a loaded gun and accidentally shooting a playmate is the worst nightmare of any parent. About three percent of firearm deaths are accidental, many of the victims being children, hunters and sport shooters. In 100 cases involving children, the firearm in question belonged to a family member, a relative, friend or parent of a friend.
The best way to protect children from accidental shootings is unloaded firearms and store them in a safe place when not used. Use a steel cabinet that can be locked, a key box or vault designed for this purpose and store in a safe place the access key to weapons and ammunition.
Most accidental deaths and injuries at home are self-inflicted bullet or associated with marital problems. In fact, most injuries or firearm deaths occur in the home or around it.
In many places, especially rural areas, possession of firearms is relatively common. Rifles are kept at home and are used for hunting, as a sport or to protect livestock and crops. These injuries and deaths associated with firearms, which in most cases are not reported by the press, are more likely to occur in rural than urban areas.
Hunting and gathering are part of our way of life and will continue to be for generations to come for many rural living people and so is gun ownership. For the most part people are very responsible and most accidents that occur are because of negligence by the owners. Preventing such situations is very simple with some common sense or a simple gun ownership safety course.
“Since the time of traditional bow and arrows until guns today, people in various communities must always safely use these hunting tools and put them in a safe place. The majority of firearm owners use to hunt, to shoot at the target, as a sport or as a collector’s item. Most gun owners have rifles or shotguns and they are used for both hunting and protection.
Tips for storing your guns in a safe place at home
Always unload your firearm when storing them.
Lock your guns in a cabinet, a vault or room that was built or remodeled specifically to store firearms safely. Make sure it is difficult to force the chosen structure.
Attach a secure locking device, such as a weapon or a security cable lock (or remove the bolt) so as to make the gun inoperable.
Store ammunition separately and lock the container. You can store them in the same container as the firearm, but there should be locked separately. Again, make it difficult to force.
Children should not have access to the key used to lock the firearms and ammunition.Always store them in a safe place.