With gun violence drastically increasing, it is imperative that people are properly educated on firearm safety. An area of firearm safety that is often neglected is the safe storage of firearms. In 2013, the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and Explosives) reported 13,143 firearms were reported stolen. Studies have shown that 55% of home owners with children had guns in unlocked places. In order to prevent your weapons from falling into curious hands, follow these 3 easy steps:
1) Keep your weapons locked in a gun safe. For those who are concerned about having quick accessibility, there are a number of gun safes with biometric locks on them.
2) Install trigger locking mechanisms, which can be applied without any modifications to the firearm.
3) Keep ammunition separate from weapons.
Following these practices will help minimize the risk of your weapons falling into curious hands.
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