Are Guns Safe for Families? 5 Things to Know About Owning a Gun

People often paint guns as either good or bad, safe or dangerous, but the fact of the matter is that both sides have just as much of a case. A gun that is used correctly can be very safe in a home; many people grew up in homes with guns and never felt like they were in danger at all. A gun that is used incorrectly, however, can be incredibly dangerous, and could even result in the death of someone in the home. You have to know how to treat the gun and how to approach it if you want it to be safe. 

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1. Keep your guns and ammunition in separate places.

You may want to have a gun safe in one room and a locked cabinet with the ammunition in an entirely different room. Remember, they are only dangerous together, not on their own, so separating them reduces accidents. Ammunition should be stored away from children as well, specifically if you keep large quantities on hand by buying in bulk as you can here. The more you have, the less likely you are to order some missing.

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2. Never store a loaded gun.

A gun should only be stored after it has been unloaded and cleaned. Never keep a bullet in the chamber. 

3. Teach your children about guns so that they respect them.

Some accidents in the house happen because parents adamantly keep children away from guns, making the children want to see them all the more. You are better off to teach your children about firearms in a controlled environment so they will not be dangerously curious. 

4. Make sure that your gun is legal.

Some gun shops and private sellers are operating illegally, selling weapons that they should not be allowed to sell. If you accidentally bought an illegal gun, you may need a lawyer to defend your case, which you can find at a site like www.harronlaw.com. Because of this situation, the first thing that you should do before buying a gun is to make sure that it is legal to own it in your state, checking things like the caliber of the gun and the size of the magazine. 

5. Never regard your guns as toys.

It can be fun to have a gun collection to show off, but never make the mistake of thinking that they are toys. Always regard them as being loaded, even when you know they are not.

Originally posted 2013-12-22 22:40:44.

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