1. Remove Ammo
Make sure you unload your firearms before storing. Always keep a gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
2. Store Securely
You want all guns and ammo in locked storage. Store your rifles, handguns and ammunition in a safe place. A good gun safe bolts to the floor for extra security.
3. Handle Keys or Combinations Carefully
If your safe has a combination, memorize it. If you have to write it down, put it in an extremely secure private place like a safety deposit box. If you have a key lock for your gun safe, keep it with you at all times.
4. Protect Your Children
As soon as your children are old enough to be aware of guns, explain to them that they should only be handled by an adult with knowledge and experience. Be sure they understand how dangerous guns can be in the wrong hands. As they grow older, remind them that your guns should only be handled when you are present.