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Taking Precautions: 4 Tips for Keeping Guns Secure in Your Home

If you have guns in the home, as well as children, then practicing gun safety is paramount. One of the worst things that can happen is if your child becomes too curious and their curiosity ends up turning into a lethal situation. Proper security and storage of your Freedom Ordnance FX-9 Carbine FX9 and other guns are paramount. These are four tips that can help you do that.

Lockbox

Perhaps the easiest way to keep your guns secure is to place them inside of a lockbox or safe. It’s also important that you don’t keep the keys for this lockbox or safe within easy reach of the children. If the lockbox uses a passcode, then don’t leave the passcode lying about the area for them to find.

Keep Them Out Of The House

One of the best options, too, is to leave the guns out of your house completely. You can rent a storage unit and place them there until you need them for hunting or other recreational uses. By keeping them out of the house, you can be absolutely sure that they won’t fall into the hands of anyone within your home.

Keep The Gun Unloaded

If you must keep your gun in your house and don’t want to store in a safe, then you should keep the ammo out of your gun. Ammo can be kept in a bag and either hidden away or buried in the backyard. By keeping your gun unloaded, you can improve the safety of having it in your home. Even if your kids do get their hands on the gun itself, they won’t be able to do any harm with it.

Education

A final way to keep your guns secure in your home should first begin with education. Once your kids are old enough to understand, and perhaps even before, you should sit down with them and explain the real danger that guns can present. By curing their curiosity, you can give them a good amount of respect for guns while reducing their desire to explore and play with the gun.

Having guns in the home can improve the safety of your family, but it also comes with its risks. By practicing gun safety and securing your guns in your home, you can prevent tragedy while still being able to keep your home safe. Utilize these four tips to improve security.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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