At Greenville Marine, we not only sell boats, motors, and trailers, but we are also retailers of Guns & Ammo in Greenville, NC. Because of that, we are very passionate about gun safety. With that in mind, here are 3 firearm safety tips to follow.
1. Only Store It Unloaded
As a rule of thumb, firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use. Whenever you pick up a gun, like when you’re removing it from or returning it to storage, remember that it should be pointed in a safe direction and make absolutely sure that it’s unloaded. A “safe direction” means that the gun is pointed so that even if there was an accidental discharge, it wouldn’t cause injury
2. Keep Yourself Educated
As a gun owner, it’s absolutely paramount that you know how your firearm operates. Do this by reading the manual on your firearm to know how to safely open and close the action of the firearm. The manual and other learning materials should also be able to tell you how to safely remove any ammunition from the firearm and the magazine.
Most importantly, make sure the young people in your home are aware of and understand the safety guidelines with firearms. Educate everyone in your family about firearms safety.
3. Lock It Up
Of course, with all of this, make sure everything to do with your guns & ammo in Greenville, NC is locked up. Store your firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage case when you’re not using them, in a location inaccessible to children and cannot be handled by anyone without your permission. For another measure, store your ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms.
Another great idea is to use a gun locking device to make the firearm inoperable when not in use. A gun lock should be used as an additional safety precaution and does not substitute for secure storage.
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Greenville Marine wants to stress safety to our guns and ammo buyers in Greenville, NC. We have been serving Pitt and Beaufort counties and Eastern North Carolina for 44 years. We are your guns & ammo, local boat, motor, and trailer dealer for Bayliner, G3 Boats, Cypress Cay Pontoons, May-Craft, Nautic Star, Tidewater and Phoenix Bass Boats in Greenville, NC. We sell Yamaha and Mercury engines. We have an experienced sales and service staff who would love to help you with a new or used boat purchase.
If you’re ready to get started, contact us today.