It is estimated that around 0.7 percent of the fatal incidents that occur in the home involve a firearm. The good news is that most of these firearm incidents can be prevented if people take the proper safety precautions. Here is a list of basic gun safety tips for the home:
Keep The Firearm Pointed In A Safe Direction
Many serious injuries or deaths occur when people accidentally discharge their guns. You can keep something like this from happening by keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. This means the gun should be pointed in a direction that even if a person accidentally discharges it, it will not cause injury.
Keep The Gun Unloaded
Your gun should be unloaded until you plan to use it. Before you store your gun, you should make sure that it is unloaded. You should also make sure that it is pointed in a safe direction.
Safely Store Your Guns
Many gun accidents occur because a gun happens to get in the wrong hands. That is why one of the best things you can do to prevent a gun accident is to put it in a safe place. A vault, locked cabinet and storage case are examples of places where you can safely store your gun.
Use An Alarm For Your Gun
You should definitely consider using a gun alarm. The alarm will sound if an unauthorized person attempts to access the gun. A gun alarm will not only prevent a child from accidentally discharging a gun, but it can also prevent someone from trying to steal your gun. You will have to enter a personal password in order to activate or deactivate the alarm.
Educate Your Children About Gun Safety
Unfortunately, many children are the victims of an accidental shooting. You should make sure you educate your children about gun safety. You will need to tell them to not mess with a gun. You should also encourage them to tell an adult if they see an unattended firearm.
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