Proper gun storage is critical. The most important part of storing a gun is safety. California Law says it is illegal to knowingly store a firearm where a minor or person that is not legally allowed to posses a firearm may have access. In short:
- Lock the gun in a safe, closet or room where a minor cannot access.
- A trigger lock or a cable lock are also good ideas to use.
- It is also good practice to store the ammunition in a different location.
As far as protecting the gun itself, it is a good idea to clean the gun and wipe down all metal surfaces with gun oil or WD-40. This will protect it against rust, as even fingerprints can leave rust spots. Make sure the gun is stored in a dry location. Moister is the biggest threat to damaging your gun.
Remember, safe gun storage keeps you and your family safe.
If you’re not sure about how to either dispose of or store your guns, contact California Gun Services today.
Hope this helps.