Yes, guns kill people. However, so do many other things, and there are a number of valid reasons to own a gun. Many people hunt for food or recreation, and many people people consider it necessary to have a gun for self protection, or for the protection of friends and family.
If your home or car is invaded, it definitely pays to have a gun handy to ward off the attacks and/or protect yourself and your loved ones however necessary. This is the only reason for many law abiding citizens to buy and carry guns. But guns are dangerous weapons and thus they need to be handled with great care.
Safely storing any guns around your house is essential. Having a gun around the home may make you feel safer against intruders, but what about your family members? Are they safe around the gun? Are your kids ‘gun-proof’? No matter how well-trained and well-behaved your children are, the answer must be no! The only way to safely store a gun is in a gun safe. A locked gun cabinet is a secure location where you can always keep the gun safely tucked away, yet easily accessible for when the need arises.
After you have acquired a gun and learned how to safely use it, buying the best gun safe you can afford is necessary. Having somewhere to safely and securely store your weapons in your house is not optional!
The process of selecting which gun safe to purchase is probably not as complex as that of learning how to shoot properly and gun safety, but that is a discussion for another day. What we are doing here today is highlighting the importance of having a gun safe in the house. This article has a few more details if you need more convincing.
Reasons Why You Need A Gun Safe:
1. To Protect Your Family
First and foremost, having your gun locked away in a safe place when not in use is just plain prudence. It doesn’t matter how enlightened your household is about gun safety, accidents happen all the time. Like cars, guns are inherently dangerous. Automobile accidents still happen every day, yet we all know how to drive! Some drive better than others, but you get the point. It is absolutely imperative that you keep your gun locked away so as to avoid any unnecessary accidents. Guns are not toys and they should never be treated as such.
2. Protection Against Intruders
As easy as it may appear in movies to get an untraceable gun on the street, reality is more challenging. Better gun control laws help stop criminals from buying guns in stores. However, that means budding armed robbers and murderers are always looking for a gun they can use that can’t easily be traced back to them. What better source that the naive, registered gun owner who just lets his weapon lie about within easy reach?
Not only is this dangerous to your own safety in the event of an intrusion (your own gun might actually be used against you), but it is also detrimental to your freedom. As unlikely as this scenerio might be, stranger things have been known to happen and you wouldn’t be the first person to have a run in with the law because your gun was used in a homicide somewhere. Having it locked away in a gun safe will keep it safe from un-invited hands. A quality safe is extremely difficult to break into and can give you peace of mind, knowing that only you has access to your gun.
3. Protecting your guns from disasters
It happens to the best of us. One day you may well wake up and your house will be under a pool of water or gutted in a fire. We all pray that this never happens, but again, accidents happen all the time. If you have a quality safe, your gun will be kept safely out of harm’s way in the event of any such disasters. Although you may have to wait for the insurance to get you a new house and furniture, you will not have any concerns when it comes to your precious gun!
As is this article describes, a gun safe is not only wise when you own a gun, it’s absolutely a necessity. The precise type, size and specifications of your safe will depend on how many guns you have, the type of guns you have and how much money you have to spend on this. But it’s not optional. Buying a safe is nearly as important as buying the gun itself. As much as you need to protect your family and yourself from those who mean to do you harm, you equally need to protect your family and yourself from doing yourselves harm.