In 2015, the state of Florida laid claim to the title of the state with the most concealed weapons permits on record. Filing nearly 1.4 million licenses, Florida's permit holders led those applicants in Pennsylvania and Texas. Addressing these 1.4 million permit owners who store their arms at home are campaigns to promote safety awareness. If you or someone you know stores a gun at home, here are three tips that will enhance security at your residence.
1. Be informed
To prevent accidental injury from discharge, it is recommended that gun owners enroll in a firearm safety class. This training is typically provided by NRA or state certified instructors who are qualified to teach others how to use firearms. Courses review firearm safety, loading and handling gun malfunctions. Having enrolled in these programs, permit holders learn about the responsibility that gun owners have to themselves and those around them when carrying their firearm. Additionally, when manuals are provided with the firearm, it's incumbent on the gun owner to read the literature to provide further education.