If liberals had their way, every privately-owned firearm would be stored unloaded, with a trigger lock and then locked in a gun safe. A few states actually have such laws, requiring all guns in the home to be unloaded and locked away in a gun safe.
A recent survey reported that nearly half of all gun owners do not keep their guns locked up at home or secured with a trigger lock. Even more troubling for liberals was learn that about 10% of gun owners keep all of their guns unlocked and without a trigger lock. It was also discovered that about 75 keep their guns unlocked and in the same location as their ammunition.
(Los Angeles Times) – More than half of U.S. gun owners store at least one firearm without any locks or other measures to prevent its theft or use by an unauthorized person, according to the first study in more than two decades to ask owners about weapons storage.
The remaining 46% of gun owners who responded to the survey said they kept all their weapons locked in a gun safe, case or cabinet, or inactivated their weapon with a trigger lock.
Among gun owners with children younger than 18 living at home, rates of safe storage were a bit higher. But 45% of these gun owners said they keep at least one firearm in an unsecured state, and 10% said they store all their guns in unlocked locations without trigger locks.
The study, published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, revealed that 7% of survey takers keep all their guns and their ammunition together in an unlocked location…
Liberals fail to understand that keeping a gun unloaded and locked up makes it useless for any kind of defense against a home intruder. With the rise of drug abuse, especially opioids, the number of home invasions seem to be increasing and people should have the right to defend themselves in case someone does break in and threaten them or their family, which is why so many keep their guns and ammo handy.