Safely Storing Firearms – A Reality Check
Safes were developed to protect valuables from being destroyed in a fire or other natural disaster, or stolen during a burglary. Home safes can be locked and provide much greater security than simply placing the valuables in a "safe place," which may actually turn out to not be safe, from any threats to security.
Any responsible gun owner you talk to will tell you that safety is a top priority when dealing with firearms. Often times, the first step toward gun safety is storing your firearms in a secure location. For first time owners, a gun safe can seem like a large, inconvenient, and unnecessary purchase initially.
However, there are several different reasons why it is an absolute must have for those who own or collect guns. This key accessory for gun storage has more useful applications than one may think.
Child Gun Safety
First and foremost, secure storage like this helps keep your children and other occupants safe. If you’re not sure about which practices to utilize when storing a gun, take a firearm safety quiz
. There are many myths associated with locking your firearms. In fact, having the guns locked away under a code only the owner knows eliminates the risk of a child stumbling upon the firearms and accidentally hurting themselves or others. It also keeps out those trying to get at the gun intentionally, such as a teen boasting about his father’s gun.
Either one of these situations can potentially lead to injury or death, and should be prevented as much as possible.
Safe For All Your Valuables
At the same time, a gun safe will protect the guns themselves. Being valuable items, guns are often a target for theft. This is especially true for collectors with special or antique items. Not only will a safe protect against thieves, it will also guard your valuable objects from natural disasters like fires and floods. A good safe can stand up against many different extreme conditions. Of course, it doesn’t have to hold just guns, and can protect other valuable items with the ample space it provides.
Discrete and Secure
Hidden Gun Safe
The safe you choose doesn’t need to stick out like a sore thumb. Many newer safes are designed with aesthetics in mind, and would not look out of place in your living room or bedroom. The Amsec DV652 Defense Vault
is an example of a popular gun safe that can be stored under a bed. The theme behind a safe like this is “home security where you need it,” meaning that “there’s no better place to store your home defense weapon within arms reach than under your bed.” Such a sentiment may seem a bit callous but when you consider the cost of some of these products, an under the bed gun safe is an effective yet affordable gun storage solution.
No matter the theme of your interior decorating, the amount of options available should provide something for everyone. This safe could even prove to be the piece of furniture the home is missing.
Not only will a locked cabinet for your firearms ensure a safe environment, it can also protect the most valuable items in your life. Whether these things are kept inside or outside of the safe all depends on the owner. While first time gun owners may be reluctant to make what seems like a big purchase, they will soon see that there is more than just one reason to own a safe. For the protection of themselves and their family members, any gun owner should take advantage of this valuable accessory.
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