Owning a gun opens up a whole new world of responsibility for a person. Some people carry guns on their person so that they can protect themselves or others if something terrible happens. However, if a new gun owner isn’t careful, a terrible accident could happen as well. Luckily, it is easy to use weapons safely if you have the right supplies.
Use a Holster
There are many different kinds of gun holsters for new gun owners to choose from. One of the main things to consider when picking out a holster is where you want to wear the holster. Some of the most common styles of holsters are worn on the ankle or belt. Gun owners can also buy holsters that are built into clothing, including shirts, jackets, and even underwear!
It is important to make sure the safety is turned on before you put a gun in any kind of holster. This will prevent the weapon from accidentally firing. Keeping the bullets in a separate pocket is another preventative measure gun owners can take.
There are numerous accidents each year that occur when someone keeps a gun in their pocket. Keeping a gun in a holster makes it almost impossible for a gun to randomly fire. Keeping a gun in a pocket, or even a purse or other bag, comes with no such security.
Keep Guns in a Safe
When you are not wearing your gun in a holster, it is important to keep your gun in a locked safe. This will keep it away from people who do not know how to use guns safely. Tragically, over 1300 children die from gun wounds in the United States each year. Many of these deaths are accidental. Even children as young as three years old are strong enough to pull a trigger. Many children, even when raised in a home with guns, may not always be able to tell the difference between a realistic-looking toy gun and a real gun. Teenagers who grow up with a gun in the house are more likely to take their own life.
Hiding a gun often isn’t good enough, as many children know where the hiding spot is. Keeping a gun in a locked safe can prevent them from using the gun. For extra protective measures, store the bullets in a separate place from the gun. Having another safe for bullets can be helpful.
Owning a gun is a major responsibility. That is why it is so important to do everything you can to keep yourself and others as safe as possible. Using a holster and a safe are two of the best ways to do this.