Staging Firearms for Home Defense | Home Defense Tips - USCCA

Staging firearms for home defense raises a number of important concerns that go well beyond the basic issue of defending oneself. One such issue is that of weapon security. A number of jurisdictions now require that weapons not “actually being used for home defense” (however that is defined) must be kept locked up. Further, placing weapons in or around unsecured locations — no matter how unlikely it is for someone to find them — makes them more readily available for theft when you’re away.

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My whole house is a gun safe, all the doors and windows are locked, and only the rightful occupants have a key. :sunglasses: The only “secured” firearm anyone owns is the one that is immediately in their possession. If safes stopped burglars, we’d not read about bank vaults being robbed. Here is one infamous example.