Is a Gun Safe Important for Households Without Children?
If you have children in your home, the reasons for getting a gun safe are clear. According to the Brady Center, “three in four children ages 5-14 know where firearms are kept in the home” and “80% of unintentional firearm deaths of kids under 15 occur in a home.” Combine those two facts and it’s easy to see why a gun safe makes sense.
But what about households without children? Is a gun safe still important? Why do you need one?
While gun owners aren’t bound by law to have a gun safe, there are several reasons why it’s important to get one, such as giving would-be burglars less incentive to break into your home and keeping guns out of criminal’s hands. Read on to learn more about these reasons and how a locksmith can help you find the right gun safe for your home.
Reasons to Get a Gun Safe
Whether you have a gun already or are planning on purchasing one, a gun safe makes sense for a variety of reasons. As you make your decision, think about the future as well; you want to make sure it has enough room for any future guns you may buy, as well as any extra valuables you want to store in it. Here are some reasons why you may want to get a gun safe, even if you don’t have kids:
- To remove a prime target: Burglars target high-value items and guns definitely fit that category. By not leaving guns out in the open (or easily accessible to thieves), you remove one prime target from their list.
- To protect your valuables: Guns aren’t the only thing you can store in a safe. Whether you have valuable jewelry, important documents (like wills) or even cash on hand, it’s a wise idea to store them in a safe. This can also protect them in the event of a disaster, like a fire or flood.
- To keep stolen guns off the street: When thieves steal your guns, they become available to other criminals on the streets who may have bad intentions about using them. Keep guns in a safe and you’ll keep them off the street.
- To follow the law: Some states require that you store your guns in a safe area (such as a safe), regardless of whether you have children in the house or not.
So, if you’ve decided to get a gun safe, the only question is, where do you buy one? You could go online, or you could go to a big-box retailer. Or, you could go to someone who specializes in locks and safes, such as a locksmith.
Benefits of Getting a Gun Safe from a Locksmith
Locksmiths spend all their time thinking, breathing and living security. No one knows safes like them, so who better to buy your gun safe from than someone who specializes in keeping people, homes and valuables safe? In addition to being a great source for buying a gun safe — they tend to have a bigger selection than big-box retailers — they can install, upgrade and work on gun safes as well. Best of all, they can consult you on the right gun safe for your home.
Ready to buy a gun safe yet? A-1 Locksmith has 10 retail stores in DFW that are ready to serve you. Visit one of them or call us at (972) 284-7500 today.Back to Blog