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Winter 2019  Volume 15, Number 4        
 

How to Practice Firearm Safety

There are a multitude of safety measures you can take to prevent firearm incidents at home. Here are several tips to get you started:

It's not enough to store your weapons in a locked safe, vault, or cabinet. It's also imperative that you restrict access to the lock — regardless of whether everyone in the home is skilled at handling guns.

  • Lock up your ammunition separately from your firearms to prevent unauthorized persons from loading them.
  • Each time a firearm is removed from storage, always point it in a safe direction and make sure it isn't loaded.
  • Implement gun-locking technology so that firearms are inoperable when not in use. This, of course, should not replace secure storage.
  • Understand how your firearms operate. Read the instruction manuals for each, know how to open and close the action, and how to properly remove ammo from the magazine.
  • Educate both family members and visitors — everyone in your home should know that firearms are in the house. Children should be regularly reminded that if they come across a firearm — no matter where they are — they should find an adult immediately and never touch or play with it.
Adapted from Project Childsafe's website: https://www.projectchildsafe.org/safety/safe-storage

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In this issue:

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A Quick Guide to Renters Insurance

Updates on the Automobile Technology Revolution

Mayor Proposes Mandatory Firearm Liability Insurance

How to Practice Firearm Safety

 

 


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