I was scrolling threw Facebook yesterday when I saw someone ask a Firearms Safety question.
" Is it ok to store my handgun empty and with the magazine empty."
The individual asked the question in a firearms group, and people mocked the gun owner.
Yes, it’s ok to store your handgun empty. If you have kids and you don’t have a handgun vault. I would NOT keep any bullets in your pistol when it’s not on your person.
A 3 three-year-old boy in Jackson County accidentally killed himself with his father’s handgun. The child’s father, Deputy Mark Easter, worked for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and was on his way to do when the tragic accident happened. The boy’s mother was supervising the child at the time. The boy shot himself in the head.
I can’t imagine the grief the father and mother experienced from losing their son. You may wonder How did a three three-year-old get his father’s pistol? How did a small child get his father’s loaded gun?
I don’t know. But this tragic Accident in Jackson County shows us Gun Safety is essential. I believe handguns should be kept in a locked gun safe if children are in the home.
However, If you have children at home and don’t have a way to lock your handgun up when it’s not on you, please keep your gun unloaded with the ammunition stored elsewhere.
This tragic accident in Jackson County is why I offer Eddie the Eagle for Free; This gun safety class from the NRA is free. Eddie the Eagle teaches children. " Stop -Don’t touch -Run Away -Tell a Grown-Up if they see a gun.
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