Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

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.


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.


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

Find Us on Social Media

We're here at the Mile High Hook & Ladder Club Muster spreading the word and raffling off tickets to our Boo-athon Bowling Event! Come see us! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

We are grateful for the privilege to provide families with a true shopping experience at our Market. We thank our community supporters, churches, civic groups and The Emergency Food Assistance Program for helping us make this a reality. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

A BIG thank you to long time supporters - Columbine United Church for collecting food from FIVE King Soopers locations to stock our dwindling food market inventory! Your support will truly make a difference this summer, as our shelves become bare compensating for kids being off subsidized school meal programs. You have really helped provide for this need, gave hope and restored dignity to those in need.@kingsoopers ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

IFCS On Twitter

Thank you Columbine United Church for collecting food from FIVE @KingSoopersNews locations! Our families in need really appreciate your support! #dogood #charity #colorado #littleton

Thank you Dry Creek Sertoma for donating children and adult clothing! These donations are essential to filling our clothing bank to help those in need. #dogood #charity #clothing #colorado

A BIG thank you to Cub Scouts #0004 from the Trail Mark area. They conducted their first food drive in the neighborhood and made us the recipient. Wag a great first community service for the #cubscouts. #dogood #charity #colorado

Load More...

Key Sponsors

Our Affliations




Sign Up for our eNewsletter

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

USDA Non-Discrimination Policy

IFCS follows the USDA non-discrimination policy. Learn more by clicking here to read the statement. (PDF)