Safe Home – Together in Safety

Safe Home

Firearm owners can make their homes and communities safer by storing their guns securely. This means keeping them locked, unloaded, and separate from ammunition.

Research shows safe storage practices play a vital role in reducing the risk of gun violence. Storing firearms securely protects children and adults by preventing unintentional shootings and gun suicides (Source)

It is essential to store, transport and display firearms safely to prevent accidents and deter loss or theft. Visit The FSESO – Storage to see safe storage practices.

Safe Storage laws are the minimum practices required by law. As a firearms owner, you also have a social responsibility to go above and beyond.

— Do not store firearms in vehicles; you risk theft and liability. Guns should always be secured in your home and out of sight.
— Never consume drugs or alcoholic beverages when around firearms. Do not go shooting with anyone who has. Alcohol and drugs can affect your mental or physical reactions. Both prescription and non-prescription drugs can affect your alertness, senses and balance. Some types of allergy medicines are a
good example. Always stay fully alert when around firearms.
— Explain firearms safety to all family members. Everyone in a home where firearms are kept should know the safety rules. Firearms are no different than dangerous tools or poisons in the home. Proper use and handling of firearms and ammunition must be taught to the entire family. The key or combination number to secure locking devices should be kept away from and out of the reach of children and unauthorized adults.

For more examples of Social Responsibilities, please visit the FSESO website: The FSESO – Social Responsibility