Want to know a secret?
New Year’s Resolutions… don’t work. Every single year, people around the world make well-meaning new year’s resolutions, only to abandon them around mid-January. That’s not because they’re lazy, forget, or even change their minds. It’s because their resolutions are often more like wishes than actual, achievable tasks.
That’s why when we make our new year’s resolutions, we try to come up with something that we can take concrete and measurable steps towards achieving. For example, how about upping our firearm security game?
What does your current gun safety setup look like? Even in this day and age, many people still sleep with their firearms stored under the bed. Now, we don’t have to tell you why this is dangerous on any number of levels!
We think that the start of a new year is the perfect time to recommit ourselves to firearm safety. Here are some tips to make sure that all of the guns in your collection are safe, secure, and protected, along with your family.
Teach Your Children About Firearms
As a society, we’ve delegated the task of teaching children about firearms to that old, corny 1980s video they show in school. You know the one: two kids are home alone, one asks the other if they want to see their father’s gun, and tragedy ensues. While the right message is there, it’s presented in such a hokey way that it doesn’t have the impact on the children that it should.
This is why you should take it upon yourself to teach your children about firearm safety, especially if you have firearms stored in your home. The main reason why children go looking for guns is that they’re curious. They aren’t allowed to touch them, so they want to touch them—basic psychology.
One way to reduce the “mystique” of firearms is to allow your child to hold one in a safe, controlled environment (if they’re old enough). First, make sure it’s empty of all ammo. Then, explain some basic gun safety tips to them, such as never pointing it at anyone. Finally, allow them to actually hold the gun. This may reduce the chances that they’ll try to get a hold of the firearm themselves when you aren’t around to supervise them.
A Gun Safe for the New Year?
Even if you teach your kids about gun safety, you’ll need to make sure that your firearm collection is out of their (or anyone else’s) reach.
One way to do this is by buying a gun safe. If you only have a few small firearms, they might fit inside a secure, high-quality firearm safe. Our recommendation would be to use a combination/key lock and make sure that only you and your spouse have the combo. If you’re looking for a fantastic Boxing Day purchase, then a firearm safe might be the perfect way to enhance your gun security in 2020.
The problem with some gun safes is that they aren’t only expensive, but they’re of terrible quality. Unless you want to pay a premium for one, you can’t be 100% sure it’s going to be fire and flood-proof. And if you have an extensive firearm collection, then you’re going to not only need to buy a ton of firearm safes, but also have a place to put them. That can get super expensive, super fast!
If you want a much more affordable way to improve your firearm security in 2020, you should take a look at GTA Guns Safe Storage.
Here, we keep your firearms in our environmentally-control safe storage facility. This is optimized for gun collections, with an optimal temperature and humidity levels for long-term storage, preventing the possibility of rust or mould building up inside the guns.
If you want security, how does 24/7 surveillance of our storage facility sound? Not only that, the entire facility and everything in it (including your firearms) is fully insured. That means if there was ever an unthinkable accident like a fire, all of your guns would be covered. That’s something that you don’t get with a gun safe!
Whenever you want to access your firearm collection, simply give our facility a call and come on in to pick up your guns. You can remove or add firearms at any time. Putting your firearms in our care is the ultimate gun security tip for 2020!
Don’t make prioritizing firearm safety just another forgotten new year’s resolution. Instead, take concrete steps towards making sure that your guns are safe and secured for 2020. Teach your kids about them, purchase a gun safe, or put your collection in our care.
If you’d like to learn more about GTA Guns Safe Storage, or any of our other services, please feel free to contact us. We hope you have a safe and wonderful beginning of 2020!