BY: Breece Justice

Lock boxes and gun safes

The safest way to store a gun is within a well concealed lock box or gun safe. This will prevent unauthorized access to the weapon, while also ensuring that you have it close at hand. While some owners may choose to keep their gun safe in the closet or under the bed, it is safest to install a hidden one whenever possible. A sturdy lock box may also be adequate, though you must ensure that it is well hidden to protect your weapons from potential intruders.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/04/26/how-to-store-guns-safely-in-your-home/#ixzz2C85ePZIZ

Keep it locked

owners should never rely solely on mechanical locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into guns, the NRA warns, as these can fail and should not be used as a substitute for safe gun handling and the observance of all gun safety rules. Always remember that, while these devices prevent the weapon from being loaded or fired, they will not stop it from being stolen. That's why it's so important to use it in conjunction with a proper storage device.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/04/26/how-to-store-guns-safely-in-your-home/#ixzz2C86MzSGA

Keep it unloaded

The NRA recommends that gun owners should always keep their gun unloaded until it is ready to use. This is particularly important when you are storing your gun at home. Keeping your firearm unloaded at all times will help prevent accidents and injuries, even if it does accidentally fall into the wrong hands. It's also good practice to store your bullets separately from your weapons.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/04/26/how-to-store-guns-safely-in-your-home/#ixzz2C86W0YQZ

Teach safety and responsibility

For both children and adults, guns can be a matter of great curiosity. That's why any gun owner, but particularly those with children, should instill a mindset of safety and responsibility in all members of the family from the outset.By consistently explaining to your family members the dangers of gun use and teaching them about safe gun conduct, you can help demystify the issue.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/04/26/how-to-store-guns-safely-in-your-home/#ixzz2C86fOi38
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Hide it high up

Hide it so your child does not know where it is. Also, keep it high up so maybe your child cant even reach it and have access to it.