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Safe Gun Storage

No firearm's safety or lock can be a substitute for safe, careful gun handling and storage. Gun locks are intended to discourage unauthorized access to a firearm, particularly by young children.

If you have a gun at home, be sure to:

  • Keep the gun unloaded and locked up in a cabinet, safe, gun vault, or storage case.

  • Lock the bullets in a place separate from the gun.

  • Consider using a gun lock (a lock that makes the gun unable to fire).

  • Hide the keys (or passcode) to the locked storage.