Gun Safety 101: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family As a Gun Owner (Part 1)

Do you keep a gun at home? It is extremely important to make sure that you are taking the proper steps to ensure the safety of your family and guests. Here are four basic but important gun safety tips.

Keep It Unloaded

The NRA recommends that you keep your gun unloaded until it is ready to use. A loaded gun greatly increases the risks of an accident happening through some handling mistake or a malfunction.

Keep the Ammunition Separate

For additional safety, store your gun and your ammunition separately. You can use two separate safes to store them. This way, if someone manages to get into your gun safe somehow, such as if you left it unlocked by mistake, they still won't be able to cause any harm.

The previous two tips require striking the right balance between keeping a gun for home safety and protecting yourself and your family. If you are skilled at loading your gun quickly and you store your ammunition in a place that is easy to access quickly, you will be able to achieve this balance. This brings us to our next point.

Practice -- A Lot

If you are going to own a gun, do it properly. Take as many courses as you need in order to familiarize yourself with the gun. Practice, practice, and practice some more. Don't own a gun if you can't take the time to familiarize yourself with it inside out.

Treat It As Loaded

We mentioned always keeping your gun unloaded. At the same time, you should make it a habit to always treat your gun as if it were loaded. This way, if you do leave it loaded by mistake, you won't harm anyone accidentally.

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