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How to Store Guns in the Home and Out
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Things are much different in the United States than they were in decades past in a whole lot of ways, and that certainly includes how guns are treated.
Back in the '50s, the term safe storage didn't really mean anything in the gun world. Gun owners, especially in families that hunted a lot, kept guns around the house, perhaps in a gun cabinet, or on a gun rack over the mantle, or leaning against the wall inside the coat closet.
Only those with extensive, or particularly expensive, gun collections bothered with a gun safe.
the requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional. D.C. v. Heller (2008)
[A] statute which, under the pretense of regulating, amounts to a destruction of the right, or which requires arms to be so borne as to render them wholly useless for the purpose of defense [is] clearly unconstitutional.