Gun Safety Tips

  • Store guns in a locked location, unloaded, out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Store ammunition in a separate locked location, out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Keep the keys and combinations hidden.
  • When a gun is not in its lock box, keep it in your line of sight.
  • Make sure all guns are equipped with effective, child-resistant gun locks.
  • If a visitor has a gun in a backpack, briefcase, handbag or an unlocked car, provide them with a locked place to hold it while they are in your home.
  • Explain how a gun in real life is different from a gun your kids might see on television or a video game. A gun, in real life, can really hurt people.
  • Teach kids never to touch a gun and to immediately tell an adult if they see one.

Last Updated 03/2015