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Safe Storage of Guns

Gun Safety Tips 

Store Guns and Ammunition Safely 

  • Store guns in a locked location, unloaded, out of the reach and sight of children 
  • Store ammunition in a separate locked location, out of the reach and sight of children 
  • Keep the keys and combinations hidden to gun storage 
  • When a gun is not in its lock box, keep it in your line of sight. 
  • make sure all guns are equipped with effective, child-resistant gun locks. 
  • If a visitor has a gun in a backpack, briefcase, handbag or an unlocked car, provide them with a locked place to hold it while they are in your home. 
  • Leaving guns on a nightstand, table or other place where a child can gain access may lead to injuries and fatalities. 

Talk to Your Kids and Their Caregivers 

  • Explain how a gun your kids might see on TV or a video game is different from a gun in real life. 
  • Teach kids never to touch a gun and to immediately tell an adult if they see one. 
  • Talk to grandparents and the parents of friends your children visit about safe gun storage practices. 

Source: Safe Kids Worldwide safety tips