For many asserting the right to bear arms is like apple pie and the ballgame, a way of life. Many people use guns as their means of providing personal safety protection for themselves and their families. However, safety for children should be the principle concern when owning any weapon. Any firearm should have a trigger lock. The weapon’s ammunition should be stored separately and both the ammunition and the firearm should be kept in a locked cabinet or drawer. Children are inquisitive and they should be taught that guns are not toys and that if the encounter a gun to leave it alone, and tell an adult.
Another key component to firearm safety is to protect the firearms from being stolen when you are away from home. Make sure your gun cabinet is bolted into the studs of the floor. Place the gun cabinet inside of a closet. If a home security system has been installed place a door contact or sensor on the closet door that is set for instant alert both when you are home and away so you can be certain that no one enters that restricted area without you being aware of entry. The alarm system will activate an audible alarm and if it is a false alarm, simply give the alarm company your special pass code and the authorities will not be dispatched. Having this set-up will assert that it will be very difficult for an intruder to obtain your firearms and use them in the perpetuation of a crime.