How to Safely Store Your Guns

How to Safely Store Your Guns

Keep your guns secure

Gun owners have a responsibility to keep guns away from unauthorized people, whether it is a family member (especially children), associate, or an intruder. This means you must properly store any firearms you own.

  • Always unload your gun, unless it is secured in a quick-access safe for immediate defensive use.
  • Lock it in a gun storage cabinet. safe or other safe place that renders it inaccessible to a child, inappropriate adult or intruder.
  • Securely store your ammunition.
  • If you cannot lock up your gun, at least use a trigger lock, which will, if properly utilized, prevent the gun from being negligently fired.
  • To keep the gun in safe and proper working order, routinely maintain it as directed in the owner’s manual.