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Safety Tips For Keeping A Gun At Home

By Gabe East

Before the coming of the guns, bow and arrow were the dominant means of warfare. When firearms were already the handy weapon for warfare, the bow and arrow has gone into the sidelines however has been created for hunting and for sports activities such as target shooting and archery. These days, guns are known as the big guns, like cannon; small military arms like the rifle, machine gun, and pistol; and nonmilitary firearms like a shotgun. No matter what guns, it’s very crucial to manage it with care and to understand the safety tips to follow if you own a gun or in case you’re having a gun at home.

Most homes in the US have guns. Most of these guns were purchased because of safety reasons. But even then, bear in mind that you should always think of safety not only from intruders for which the gun was bought for, but also for safety of the people at home who will be able to see and get hold of the gun, especially children. Read on for the safety tips to be followed when keeping a gun.

Never play with a real gun. You may not know what may happen once your fingers accidentally pulled on that trigger. Guns are a very dangerous piece or weapon that it can hurt or even kill someone you may know, including your own kids.

Don’t ever point a gun to other people and even to yourself. Accidents can happen when less expected that is why it is best to avoid while you can. Often, guns are fired by accident, much more when you point the gun to yourself or to other individuals, it may by accident be fired at you.

Do not ever show a gun to a companion or anyone in the house. As they say, “Curiosity kills the cat.” Small children or other folks may get inquisitive concerning the gun and may search for the chance to look for it and try if it works and we will never know what will happen next.

Do not ever enable your kids to find where you placed your guns. At times, when kids have easy access to the guns, they may make use of this to show their hate, thus all the folks in the house end up unsafe.

Never keep a gun loaded unless otherwise it needs to be loaded. Prevention is better than cure, so it’s best to prevent the gun being fired because it was loaded than to let it as it is, without bullets which has a greater chance to be fired without inflicting damage. Most gunshot injuries happen because children discover guns at home that are loaded and accidentally fired.

Never keep a gun without locks. Keep the guns in a safe and locked place where kids can’t get into it.

If perhaps it simply cannot be helped that you have to keep a gun at home, educate your young children and everybody in the house what to do to follow safe practices in handling a gun. Eddie Eagle is a program sponsored by the National Rifle Association (NRA), which educates youngsters what to do when they discover a gun:


* Don’t Touch.

* Leave the Area.

* Tell an Adult

Train the children to stop where they are when they by accident see a gun in the house. It is a very vital rule not to touch a gun. It’s best to leave the area instantly in order not to be enticed to hold the gun and test it, then tell an adult. The adult will be the person to get rid of it and do it immediately prior to anyone pulls the trigger and makes a serious injury, an enduring damage and even loss of life.

Gabe East is a proud collector of archery items and guns. He agrees that teaching kids about guns will help keep the home a safe place to live in.

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East, Gabe "Safety Tips For Keeping A Gun At Home." Safety Tips For Keeping A Gun At Home. 25 Jun. 2010. 11 Sep 2014 <>.

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East, G (2010, June 25). Safety Tips For Keeping A Gun At Home. Retrieved September 11, 2014, from

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