Are you afraid of guns? Or the question should be Are you afraid of intruders? In both cases the answer most probably would be ‘yes’ for most of us. Both are equally scary.
Majority of us has seen firearms only in action movies where it seems cool, fun and full of action, not knowing any of its specifications or the goose bumps we get by its shot sound in reality. We never ever want to handle it manually as for us it’s the tool either for robbers or police chasing each other.
What if we need it equally? For it gives us a sense of security and protection. Ever imagined keeping it at home?
Many of us think it’s vital and dare to keep it for safety measures but Life is not a movie; to own a gun needs a lot of courage, proper knowledge, guidance andprecaution for sure.
It’s imperative to look for a safe place to store a gun, not easily accessible. With the advancement in technology we get more options like Biometric Weapon Safe is a good selection for its fingerprinttechnology as it gives you quick access to your firearm in case of emergency.
‘Gun vaults’ are also a good option from protection against burglar’s and kids as well.
Never place ammunition with a gun so it can’t be misused without your permission. Be sure to use correct ammunition for your fire arm because improper ammunition can cause you severe injury and damageyour gun as well.
Where ever you keep it, make it safe from heat and moisture. Before handling gun to anyone always check the magazine, that it doesn’t contain any ammunition.
3: UNSAFE STORAGE:
Unsafe domains to keep a gun should never be in a bed room drawer, under a bed, on a shelf or with other expensive items. These are the most common places even for a child to know to grab a gun easily.
In case of robbery, valuables kept with a gun increase the risk of you getting shot.
4: MAKE RULES:
For whatever purpose you use a gun (hunting or practice) make it a rule to always unload it carefully, clean it and finally store it in a safe area in your home.
Hunting rifles should not be proudly displayed or hanged in a showcase or wall; its easy access to everyone adds no less danger to lives. Sometimes people out of rage losing their mind use it, to repent for life.
5: OUT OF CHILDREN’S ACCESS:
Today’s kids are action kids, smarter and have curiousnature especially knowing about a gun at your place will make them brag about it and they will want toaccess it one way or other.
Kids have their perfect dream imagination with their favorite cartoon or movies heroes with gun action. They can’t differentiate between real and fake firearm. It’s better to give them proper guidance about a real gun and its bad results.
Kids learn from actions more than words, create a better example for them being extra cautious dealing with firearms at home.
To keep guns out of reach of kids should be a priority. It’s better to be safe than to be late.
Never aim your gun at any individual either for fun, acting or mimicking purpose because accidents occur with no warnings. Always point the muzzle of gun to a safe direction. By safe direction mean where the bullet cannot hit anyone, like it can be ‘upward’ direction.
7: UNLOAD THE GUN:
Whenever you store your gun in a safe, it should always be empty. Unloading your firearm prevents any mishap from occurring and its best to prevent any unauthorized access.
8: GUN HANDLING:
You must know every characteristic about the gun you own, like the gun handling specifications and its mechanicals. You must never fool around; only press the trigger when you are ready to fire. Keep in mind that real gun isn’t the paintball guns or airsoft stuff.
Most of us are not experts at shooting and panic when it’s most needed. Better to keep finger away from trigger to avoid unintentional finger slip unless you intend to shoot or your sights are at target. Before loading and shooting make sure the barrel is clear of any obstruction.
9: GUN LOCK:
Gunlock is additional safety measure, using it make a fire arm inoperable. The more protection, the more it’sbetter.
‘Padlocks and cable locks’ are being used for trigger lock which is also a good option.
10: EDUCATE FAMILY:
Everyone in home must be aware of the dangers of gun use and misuse. ‘Healthy fear’ is necessary and worth saving lives. Give them proper safety tips and guidelines about arm handling in case of emergency or situation.
Anthony Maldonado has over Thirty (25) years of experience in the field of guns, hunting, sports and self-defense related fields.Now he keeps on doing it through teaching others about how to do it. He is an expert in the area of DIY. He is presently working at his tenbesttipz.com