Should You Keep a Gun at Home?

The second amendment gives Americans (those who can legally own one) the right to bear arms for their own self defense. But is owning a gun and storing it inside your home the best thing for you and your family?

We’ve heard plenty of heartbreaking stories about unauthorized users gaining access to a firearm and destroying the lives of someone else or their own. As you consider whether you should keep a gun inside your home here are a few tips on firearm storage for you to consider to ensure proper safety and that unauthorized individuals never gain access to them.

Gun Cases can be found at local sporting good stores in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. While you can lock your firearm away in a gun case it still won’t be a sufficient storage place. Gun cases are made to carry around so anyone could easily pick it up and walk off with it.

Trigger Locks are simple options for preventing the gun from being loaded or fired. Most new guns today are sold with a trigger lock included.

Strong boxes and Security cases can come in the form of a small safe, briefcase, or even a drawer. They are made to be portable but not easy to carry around like gun cases. This tends to be a popular option especially for owners who care about getting to their firearm quickly.

Locking Steel Gun Cabinets offer an increased level of storage capacity for those who may want to become gun collectors.

Gun Safes are the most secure gun storage option available to the homeowner. “A gun safe’s weight, the heavy-gauge steel of the outer box, the complex locking mechanism, and the option to bolt the safe directly to a concrete slab, all work together to frustrate the efforts” of unauthorized users getting their hands on one.

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