In only a month or so it will be time for Christmas shopping, and you’ll have to start thinking about the best way to show affection for those you love the most. What better way to do that than by protecting them? A gun safe will safeguard your family against threats, internal and external.
If you’re a gun owner chances are the value of gun safety has been drilled into your head. Don’t point your weapon at anything you don’t intend to shoot, keep your finger off the trigger, always keep your gun unloaded until ready to use it, etc.
Another important concept along the same lines is the value of storing your weapons and ammunition safely.
Why? Here are just a few reasons:
- To protect small children: Children get into everything, and they’re more resourceful than you might think. A gun that is well hidden, but not secured, cannot be considered ‘safe.’ A USA Today/Associated Press analysis suggests that 1 small child dies every day due to accidents with guns. Even more are wounded. These tragedies are avoidable.
- To protect your firearms: Guns are among the top targets for thieves. Again, no matter how well you hide your guns, burglars are adept at locating valuables and may still root out your weapons. If you’re going to shell out more than a thousand dollars for a beautiful Heckler and Koch firearm, you may as well spend a little extra to protect your investment.
- To protect other people from your firearms: Guns don’t kill people, it’s true. Which is why we should all do our part to keep guns out of the hands of bad people. If a criminal steals your weapon and sells it, who knows what it will be used for?
Secure ammunition against disaster: Bullets and house fires don’t mix. In extreme heat, pistol and rifle cartridges can detonate, causing even more damage or even serious injury. A fire rated gun safe can prevent that from happening. Likewise, if ammo becomes wet, it can increase the risk of malfunction – meaning that you won’t be able to reliably use it to protect your family. If you like to keep a large amount of ammunition on hand, then a safe is a necessity.
What if the safe becomes damaged?
If your gun safe is seriously damaged, there is a very small possibility that your weapon may be trapped inside. But don’t worry! This is an easy problem for a locksmith to fix.
Such damage can occur in a few ways. If an intruder or a friend/family member tries to force or break the lock, malfunction could result.
Overall, this remote possibility is not a reason to forgo purchasing a good safe. It’s a good reason to invest in a high-quality safe from the get-go.
If you’re looking for a great gun safe, we’ve got options! Check our page on gun safes for details. If you have questions about any of our products, call us at 800-207-2259 or chat online with Dye the Safe Guy.