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Tips For Preventing Gun Accidents And Injuries

March 24, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Tips For Preventing Gun Accidents And Injuries

There are literally millions of guns in circulation throughout the United States. That said gun related accidents and injuries happen each and every day for a wide variety of reasons. One of the best ways to reduce the incidence of gun accidents and related injuries is to consider a few basic yet important tips with regard to handling and owning a firearm.

Unloaded And Always Out Of Reach And Out Of Sight

For example, good gun storage is a major first step in ensuring that accidents and injuries do not occur. When storing a firearm it is important to make certain that it is unloaded and always out of reach and out of sight of children and others who should not have access. In many instances a double redundancy storage strategy is the best option. This simply means locking the firearm trigger and then storing the firearm in a locked fire safe. This double redundancy safety measure can make it virtually impossible for someone to access a firearm that results in an accident.

Always Keep Keys And Combinations Well Hidden

Next, it is recommended to always store ammunition in a separate and secure location away from the firearm itself. Keeping a firearm and ammunition out of reach and out of sight can improve safety substantially. When locking a firearm in a storage safe or other location that requires a key or combination it is recommended to keep keys and combinations well hidden. Preventing accidents when it comes to owning a firearm is often as easy as using good old-fashioned common sense.

Preventing Unauthorized Use Of A Firearm

Finally, any time a firearm is taken out of a lockbox or safe it is essential to know at all times where it is and to keep it in line of sight. Many accidents have occurred over the years because gun accountability was not maintained. As an added note, there are many high quality child resistant type gunlocks available on the open market today. These devices are highly effective at preventing unauthorized use of a firearm. Staying safe and maintaining a firearm in a safe and secure way can prevent injuries and loss of life related accidents. As a bonus, those who own firearms may choose to take firearm safety courses when available. Contact Hastings & Hastings today for Arizona personal injury lawyer assistance.