baby proofing

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by stl_boy32, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. stl_boy32

    stl_boy32 New Member

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    My fiance wants a baby and I know it'll be a while befor it gets here but I want to baby proof everything early..but my Q is what are some ways I can keep my weapons out of reach of kids but still have them ready if something ever happens
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Either carry them on you or locked in a safe. That's my opinion. I would never leave a loaded gun unattended, even 4 feet from me if I had a child in the house.
     

  3. drew661

    drew661 New Member

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    Our guns are always in the safe and the kids have no idea that we carry. On occasion my son will work on or clean guns with me but has had respect for firearms drilled into him.
    As far as the rest of the house, hide fire and poison. Kids are robust and learn from life lessons. Baby gates are for kids who grow up to be sissies.
    Think of them less as fragile little dummies and more as clever little people and they will respond accordingly.
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Always in a safe. Never loaded laying around. If its not on me and holstered then it's locked up.
     
  5. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Id say youd be ok storing it up high out of reach till the baby can walk. After that, on you all the time ir locked up.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Keep your guns away from the kids.

    They drool on them and get peanut butter in the checkering.

    There are touchpad gun safes you can open in about 1 second. If you are broke, Harbor Freight carries a small safe for under $40. harbor freight safe.jpg

    Plug covers for outlets, cabinet latches for kitchen and bathrooms, and NEVER think you can hide something where a kid will not find it. You are wrong.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrjwaqZfjIY[/ame]
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This is very true. A touch button safe is 'safer' than one with a key because there's a chance the little ones will find the key, too.
     
  8. drew661

    drew661 New Member

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    I agree but be careful. After a few times watching my 4.5 year old remembered and could enter our ADT code and his daycare door code.

    ADT has been changes BTW.
     
  9. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Baby Proofing???

    ....put a rubber on it...:rolleyes:
     
  10. unclebear

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    I keep my long arms on my wall, and in my closet I even have a dead bolt on my closet so it's sort of a big sun safe. As far as my pistol when I get stuck over my sisters house I keep my side arm either on me or I unload it is and sleep with the mags in the top the closet, and my pistol in my lock box under the seat (I welded it to the floor) it's a finger print activated lock box so no ones getting into unless the take off my hand.

    My nephews and my niece all know about guns, they know what they do. They know they can't touch them without permission. But when I was there age my dad kept his long guns above his bed on the wall he would bust my butt if I got caught touching them but it still never stopped me. So I expect my kids and even my nephews to do the same so there all unloaded and have trigger locks. I don't have kids yet but I think it's good to practice this stuff anyway.
     
  11. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Here's a simple lil thing..if you have a semi auto pistol,just replace the main spring with a stiffer one,leave the chamber empty,keep the gun high..that's what I did till I got a gun cabinet.
     
  12. wyoprepper

    wyoprepper New Member

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    I have a three year old that loves my AR. And I leave my AR right by the bed day and night with a loaded mag but an empty chamber.
    I feel safe with her around it because she isnt strong enough to charge it.
     
  13. midwestmack

    midwestmack New Member

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    You can't be serious! That is the dumbest reason I have ever heard. One time to forget to check for clear and you will be in jail with a lifetime of guilt.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to agree. that's just asking for trouble and IMO, very irresponsable. what happens if that child were to somehow get it charged and either they get hurt or killed, or someone else. you need to secure that firearm with a lock or in a safe before something really bad happens.
     
  15. wyoprepper

    wyoprepper New Member

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    Omg guys come on.. im not that dumb I was stirring the pot a lil
     
  16. naf84

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    Or at least just take the mag out!
     
  17. cvia

    cvia New Member

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    You should put them in a safe but if you want a pistol close at hand try a gun vault.
     

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  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    sorry, didn't see any humor in such a statement.:rolleyes:

    many, many members here take firearm safety and how it relates to children very seriously. again, i fail to see where your statement was funny.
     
  19. wyoprepper

    wyoprepper New Member

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    Do u think under a stressful situation u could get one of those open fast enough?
     
  20. wyoprepper

    wyoprepper New Member

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    hays yeah im messing I love my babies to much to loose them