How many times have you turned on the TV and seen a horrific story of a child having shot his friend while playing or a troubled teen bringing a weapon to school and taking his anger out on his classmates? In today’s world, this is scarily becoming more and more of a prevalent news story, but when it comes to stories like this, who’s really to blame? It’s the parents or other adults who think that a shoebox in the closet or a case under the bed is “good enough” to keep their guns safe from anyone who might come looking for it.
When I was young, I knew my father kept a gun in the house and I knew exactly where it was, too. Top shelf in the closet on the left in an old shoebox, ammo was in his sock drawer in the back on the right. Of course, he also taught me how dangerous guns were and how important that it was only to be used by him for safety purposes. Having a gun in the house scared me as a kid, but as an adult I know I sleep safer knowing I have a gun in case of an intruder in my home.
With my son growing up, I’ve been doing my research and have gone a step further than my father did teaching me. Of course my son will know about the dangers of firearms and their safety precautions, but I’m also looking at gun safes from www.gunsafesstore.com to make sure he doesn’t become a tragedy on the elven o’clock news. If you have a gun, especially if you have children in your home, consider purchasing gun safes for them if only to keep your kids safe from the potential tragedy of a firearms accident.