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Attn: Gun Owners. This is a PSA. Take 5 minutes and do one small thing for gun safety. U know u can! [View all]

i hope you are all enjoying your Sunday!

I'd just like to say- you can do SOMETHING positive in less time than it takes to grind beans and make coffee.

I did something so simple i thought it was pointless until 30 seconds after i did it...

Here's my example-

I have a 60+ year old .22, which hasn't been used since the rabid coyote incident of 2011.

My friend from NYC was visiting, and was asking about casings and firing pins (he doesn't have a gat, and hopefully he'll be seeing less casings on the streets of NYC in the future..)

So I brought 'er out, of the cabinet that you need a step stool to reach, where it lives out of sight and mind. Its also hidden under stuff IN the cabinet, and the bullets are locked away elsewhere.

With all this gun talk going around, I indulged my imagination (one of my talents), and wondered 'what if my wife suddenly had a psychotic breakdown and got all shoooooty' (she'd actually put it in the recycling bin, but that's a whole other topic!)

Well, she could probably find the key for the bullets.

Hid that in an even better place (not that she knew where it was anyway).

Then I kept 'brainstorming'...AHA!

HIDE THE BOLT!
(not something you can get next day amazon)(for non-gun peeps, that's the part that you close after you put in one bullet by hand, and open to eject the casing and put a new one in)

On my .22, you open the bolt, slide it back, MAKE SURE IT IS EMPTY OF COURSE, squeeze the trig, and the bolt slides out.

Then 30 seconds later...duh...if someone STOLE the thing...THEY'D BE SCREWED!!! what burglar is going to spend an hour searching for a piece of a gun that's worth maybe $100? on the black market?

This might seem obvious or something, but I'm just saying-
at least take 5 minutes to think your system through.

Lock up/hide bullets and bolts separately.
If you have a collection, maybe lock up the bolts of non-defense guns in their own safe.
Or maybe buy that safe you've been putting off.
Or a LOCK for that closet..

We've all been hearing about what guns in closets can do way too much lately...

If you feel the need to sleep with one under your pillow, maybe don't keep a round in the chamber...

If its just a BB gun, hide the BBs.

It kind of boggles the mind- there are 100 million gun owners...

how many silly mistakes are we making???

Please Rec this and send it to your friends and such- make it go viral!

(i'll try to condense the above to a more catchy, fwd-able thing. but its coffee time!)

thanks!



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