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Old 01-24-2008, 11:29 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by matt g View Post
My dad never used a gun safe. My brother and I are both still alive. We were taught to respect other people stuff and firearms safety from a very early age. We knew that guns were dangerous and how to use them correctly from age 5 or 6.
Too bad all parents aren't as smart as your dad.
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:34 AM   #12
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If you've got kids, don't try to "hide" it. They'll find it.
Education is the right way to go, but a 12 to 14 year old can find it really hard not to "show off" for his buddies.
Either keep it in hand, in sight or lock it up.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:57 PM   #13
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Having loaded firearms around with small children in the house is just asking for something bad to happen.

If you must has a handgun out of the main safe get the mini safe with operates on pushing buttons with your fingers. Get a cheap table and mount it to the bottom or on the top. that way it can not be stolen to be opened later.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:54 PM   #14
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Default Secure but accessable

something secure with quick access is ideal.

Loaded and ready to go ! Flashlight nearby and a cell phone a plus !

You do want to keep firearms from children and thieves but readily accessable should a criminal try entry !

I do not fear a fire in my house.....but ALL My Fire extinguishers..ARE LOADED
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