You own a gun. That’s fine. But you need to be responsible. Every gun owner in the world needs some sort of locking device to secure their weapon.
Here’s a good example:
I ran across a site the other day that had two interesting articles that were closely related. The first one, gun safety for kids, stressed that in 2016 alone over 200 children have been killed in gun-related accidents. It also has a page on picking the best biometric safe. This company has the right idea… gun ownership is great but safety needs to come first.
Why Is Gun Safety So Important?
Well, other than the obvious reasons of it saving lives, gun safety is paramount in the lives of the children that are around those guns. Children can be scared by guns, but if they are taught correctly, as the article says, then they can replace their curiosity with confidence and actually develop a healthy relationship with guns. That is, unless they are the victim of gun violence.
Here’s the deal:
Gun violence is a problem in this country; specifically in big cities like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, etc. That, in and of itself, is an issue we all need to deal with. One thing we can and should all agree on, at least in the short term, is that locking up your weapon makes sense when there are kids in the house.
It’s a proven fact that having a gun safe increases the safety of the home by quite a large margin. The Huffington Post did an article on this exact topic: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-rosenthal/safe-gun-storage-saves-lives_b_6799386.html.
How Much Does It Cost To Take Care of a Gun?
All kids of gun safes exist in today’s world from biometric gun safes to regular, tumbler-based gun safes. A person can pick up a cheap gun safe on Amazon for $30-$40. Now, this isn’t a top of the line safe, but when all you’re doing is defending the gun against a child it doesn’t have to be compeltely bombproof either.
Most kids won’t go through a ton of effort to get at a gun. It’s a matter of ease of access, lack of supervision, and one bad, potentially fatal, mistake. That is the cold, hard truth.
Stay tuned to read more on this topic has I plan on doing a few articles about gun safety and proper gun storage… thanks for reading.