Ironclad Reasons to Buy a Gun Safe
Why Buy a Gun Safe?
There are many great reasons to invest in a solid, secure gun safe. Continue reading to find out why you should invest in a gun safe. You might be really surprised by some of the important reasons for buying a gun safe that you might have overlooked.
Don’t Let Thieves Steal Your Firearms
It’s almost impossible to steal a weapon from a gun safe that comes with 12-guage American made steel, extra safety measures such as multiple lockers and double steel doors. You might have heard of stories where thieves break into a home, steal firearms, and then use them to commit other crimes. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau, 1.4 million guns were stolen in the US from 2005 to 2010. It was also discovered that a large percentage – around 80% – were never returned to their original owner. It also found that the vast majority — at least 80 percent — were never recovered.
Keep Your Guns Out of Children’s Reach
Thousands of children die every year due to improper storage of firearms. As their parent, it’s up to you to make sure your kids are safe by not letting them be able to access your firearms. Consider who else might be at home: your children’s friends, babysitters, other family members, house-sitters, anyone who might have a spare key.
Child Access Prevention Laws
27 states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring that firearms be locked up so that children can’t reach them, even if you don’t have children yourself. The consequences for letting a child access a firearm vary from state to state, but remember that you can be responsible for negligent storage even if the child never touched a gun. To see if Child Access Prevention Laws apply to your state, go here.
Protect Other Valuables
There are probably quite a few other valuables that you would want to be safe from fire and burglary. A gun safe is quite large and therefore perfect for preserving deeds, jewelry, photos, titles, coins, passports, adoption papers, birth certificates, marriage license, and other important papers. Of course some of these things you can replace, but it certainly wouldn’t be easy. Unlike a safe deposit box at the bank, you can get to these items all day and night. You don’t have to drive to the bank and hope that they are open. Neither do you have to miss work just to get to the bank before it closes its doors.
Protect your Firearms from Fire and Smoke Damage
Be sure to find a gun safe with a good fire resistance rating which lessens the likelihood of damage from fire. Champion sells gun safes that can withstand fire from anywhere from 45 minutes to 120 minutes. To see more, go here. In the case of an actual fire, Champion Safe will replace your gun safe for free under warranty.
If someone breaks into your home, steals your gun, and then uses it to commit a crime, a lawsuit can be filed against you. By storing your gun in a gun safe, you can protect yourself against lawsuits and insurance claim disputes. Having your firearms locked in a gun safe proves to insurance companies and judges that you did everything possible to safely and securely store your firearms.
To Sum It All Up
Don’t become a victim of state gun law, or let a burglar steal your guns, or have children access your firearms only to put themselves in harms way. It’s never been a more important time to buy a gun safe to protect your firearms and your other valuables. Keep in mind that not all gun safes are made the same. Champion Safe Co. thoroughly tests all its gun safes, making sure they survive even under the most extreme conditions. To sum it up, we make the best gun safes, period. Nothing safer than a Champion Safe!
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