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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Firearm Safety Rule 5; always store firearms so that they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.

EDIT:  CLICK HERE for an example of one of my major concerns of being a gun owner.

I'm reluctant to write about this subject; there is a chance that I'll sound screechy preachy; nothing shuts down critical thinking faster than the opening moments of a holier-than-thou screechy preachy sermon.  What I am attempting to achieve here is nothing more than a simple a moment of "food for thought."  (Sometimes I write a blog post just to reinforce my own thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs.)

Notable firearm instructor Claude Werner came up with the term "Rule 5" as it relates to firearms (Rule 5 for gun-blogging is something altogether different).  IMHO, Rule 5 for firearms is a term that is on the road to becoming universal; "Always store firearms so that they are not accessible to unauthorized persons."  Gravitas; if you have the means, please spread the word.  I touched on the subject of legal transportation of firearms in an earlier post; today's post is targeted less at the legal and more toward the ethical aspects of storage at home and on the road.

Yes, my safes are suitable.  

Yes, I have locking boxes, cable locks, padlocks, trigger locks ... and I am in the habit of securing any gun that I am not carrying / using.  My holsters are top grade and I have no tolerance for any holster that hints it will ever spill a firearm.

I will make no attempt to define what is adequate.  I will offer that there are a wide range of products available to cover a broad spectrum of "what if" possibilities.

I try to be "ever mindful." I pray that I never fail in my efforts to keep my guns out of the hands of the innocent and the nefarious.  So far, so good.

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