Originally Posted by partdeux
All my guns are always loaded. Much easier that way.
I was impressed with my brother in law last week when he looked at my new rifle. I completely cleared the rifle in front of him, he took it from me and completely cleared it again. I yelled at him for apologizing for it tho... no apology necessary, safety requires no apology.
Let me clarify, all of the guns that are in storage
in the safe are unloaded. All guns that are in use
are kept loaded. I make a clear distinction between the guns I have for defense that are in various places and those that are in storage. I see no reason to have my M1 Garand, my trap gun, or any other of my various range and hunting guns loaded at all times when I have specific guns that for that purpose. It is much safer that way, especially since I do have kids and there are other kids around at times.