Securing Your Firearms

Securing Your Firearms

As a gun owner it is incredibly important to make sure that your firearms are not accessible to children. Hiding it under a robe in the closet is accessible to children. If as a 9 year old, I can find all the presents that Santa is bringing two weeks before he comes; your child can find your gun...

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For my first article, I want to touch upon something that hits close to home. In the past week there have been several horrific instances where young children have gotten hold of firearms and the results have been catastrophic.

As a gun owner it is incredibly important to make sure that your firearms are not accessible to children. Hiding it under a robe in the closet is accessible to children. If as a 9 year old, I can find all the presents that Santa is bringing two weeks before he comes; your child can find your gun… I understand the struggle between having your firearms accessible and having them secure. An electronic gun safe is a great option for bedside deployment. With an electronic gun safe there is no fumbling or finding the key when you need to have instant access to your firearm. And since your firearm is locked in your little gun safe, you can keep it loaded; another plus when going to guns in the middle of the night.

As for your long guns, carbines and shotties, get a gun safe and lock them up. Not an option? You can remove the bolt from your long gun; the carrier assembly from you AR (we’ll show you how in a later video), and get a breach lock for your favorite Mossberg or Remington. Still not an option? At the very least there are trigger locks and cable-style locks that you can get. Most firearms manufactures provide the cable-style locks for free when you buy your firearm new. My house is just as safe with some of these employed deterrence’s in place and I have no fear about any child getting hold of my firearms.

I am a plankowner of FGG, a veteran, member of a local shooting club, a gun owner and a father; and I challenge you to make your home safe while still keeping it safe.

Get well Amina…

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