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There are a variety of ways to safely store firearms in the home. Anyone of these is 100% better than no gun storage at all, which would leave your home vulnerable to a firearms-related accident.

  • Standard Safes: Most standard and large gun safes are digitally programmed with a push-button combination that either auto-releases door locks or allows the owner to turn a dial to release the door locks. There are hundreds of models of standard safes varying in size and scope from simple safes designed to make it challenging for anyone unauthorized to get to your guns. Most safes also have significant fire protection and are heavy enough to be very difficult to move.
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  • Biometric Gun Safes: Many gun safes now can be programmed to recognize fingerprints so that no one except the programmer can access the firearm. These are great deterrents to thieves, and the technology has become very reliable.
Fingerprint-activated gun safe

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  • Furniture Storage: There are also now safe locking systems for homes that are disguised as décor, allowing easy access to firearms in any room of the home. Equipped with digital radio frequency identification (RFID) locks, these storage containers are perfect for home-defense storage.
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