Every responsible gun owner will tell you that it is vital that you safeguard your weapons. It's not just enough that you know how to handle your weapon, you need to prevent others who don't know how to properly handle a weapon from gaining access to it. These people might be neighbors over for a party, friends over for a visit, young children, or even a burglar who gains illegal access to your home. Any of these people might wander across your firearm and cause serious damage to either themselves or others. So, in order to prevent that, you want
A Trigger Lock For Your Rifle or Handgun
The most simple way to prevent someone from firing off your firearm is to install a trigger lock. These are the final step in preventing someone from using the weapon without your guidance. So, even if you have managed to squirrel away your firearm in a desk drawer, or atop a closet shelf, you need to remember that some people will be able to gain access to it. These people are going to then be able to fire it off unless it's locked. Even keeping it unloaded is not enough. They can just load it. What you want to do is install a trigger lock. These will prevent anyone from firing off the gun, even if it is loaded. You can hide the key elsewhere, and only unlock it when you are ready to use it.
A Lockable Box For Your Ammunition
While a trigger guard is a good idea, it's not the only thing you should do. You should always try and lock up your ammunition. This will make the gun even more hard to fire off. It's just good practice to keep firearms separate from the bullets. And instead of having a desk full of bullets, you should keep them all in a lockbox. This will also have the added benefit of keeping the bullets from being stolen.
A Stand Alone Gun Safe
The final and the most substantial thing you can do is to lock up your firearm so that it's simply not accessible. This will prevent people from firing off the gun or taking it without your knowledge. You won't have to worry about people walking into your closet and stumbling upon it, or even opening a drawer in your bedroom and coming upon your small firearm. Just get a large, solid steel gun safe. Then you can store everything in there and not worry about anything being stolen. You can store a rifle, shotgun, handgun, and all the firearm accessories that you have.
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