As a firearms homeowner, you are responsible for knowing how to properly handle your firearm and how to secure your firearm in a safe manner in your home.
We cover the responsibilities each and every homeowner must accept when bringing a firearms to our home. By strictly following the common-sense instruction listed here, parents and children can prevent firearms accidents in the home and ensure that this downward trend continues. All you have to is act responsibly and insist that others members, users, homeowners, neighbors and firearm owners do the same. Fact: Accidents involving firearms in the home have decreased significantly over the last 20yrs, according to National Safety Council.
Rules for SAFETY STORAGE of Sporting Firearms.
- Always unload sporting firearms carefully and completely before taking them in the home, remembering to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Never load a sporting firearm in the home.
- Always make absolutely sure that firearms in your home are securely stored out of the reach of children. Unloaded firearms can be secured with a firearms locking device to make them inoperable. Unloaded firearms also can be stored in a locked cabinet, safe, firearms vault or storage space.
- Always store ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms and out of the reach of children.
- Always clean and place firearms in their proper storage location immediately after returning from hunting trip or a day at the range.
- Always re-check firearms carefully and completely to be sure that they are still unloaded when you remove them from storage. Accidents have occurred when family member has borrowed or loaded a firearm and returned it to storage while it was still loaded.
REMEMBER: You are responsible for making certain the firearms in your home are not casually accessible to anyone!
Check municipal, county, state and federal law for any requirements about safe storage of firearms and ammunition as well as requirements about having loaded firearms and the discharge of firearms in your community.
Firearms Kept for HOME SECURITY.
The decision to maintain a firearm in the home for self-protection is a serious, personal matter. Any added safety benefits gained from owning a firearm depends in large measure on the owner’s having appropriate training and clear under standing of safe handling and storage rules. Factors such as individual temperament, reaction to emergency situations, specific family circumstances and support for your firearm in the home from other adults in the household must be considered.
If you feel the need for quick access to a loaded firearm in your home, you must take special firearms safety measures. Keeping a firearm to defend your family and home, makes no sense if you cant keep your firearm safe.
You must exercise full control and supervision over a loaded firearm at all times. This means the firearm must be unloaded and placed in a secure storage whenever you leave your home. Secure ammunition separately.
- Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
- Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
- Keep your fingers off the trigger. Don’t rely on the “Safety”.
- Keep firearm unloaded when not in use.