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Firearm Storage

How should you store your firearm when you are not using it? Should you always have it on your person? What if you have kids or visitors in your home?


Any device that prevents a firearm from being operated once it’s installed without first removing that device. Examples of these are gun locks, cable locks, and trigger locks. Safe storage could also be achieved by placing your firearm in a gun safe, gun case or other container that has some type of locking system that will prevent someone from easily accessing a firearm.

Safely storing your firearm when you are not using it should always be a top priority.


• Whatever storage/safety device you decide to use, there should be a balance between quick access and proper storage. Only you know what that is.

• Be conscious that you comply with local laws within the jurisdiction that you are in at the the time of storage.

• Keep your firearms away from children and prohibited people.

Eleven states have laws concerning firearm locking devices. Massachusetts is the only state that generally requires that all firearms be stored with a lock in place; California, Connecticut, and New York impose this requirement in certain situations. Other state laws regarding locking devices are similar to the federal law, in that they require locking devices to accompany certain guns manufactured, sold, or transferred.

The Information given on this website is not legal advice. The information that may be posted in any format on this website is of a general nature and should not be construed in a person’s own situation as legal advice. If you so desire legal advice please consult an attorney in a one on one setting in order to get legal advice that pertains to your unique circumstances.