Looking for any study in a journal that actually supports spouse’s clubs position on firearm storageRobert updated 1 year, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
- AdministratorJanuary 9, 2020 at 12:30 am
My spouse is in a club that is going to institute a new policy that restricts the hosting of events to houses where guns are unloaded and locked.
I have not been able to find any study showing the statistical change in danger between storing a locked firearm loaded or unloaded. Everything I’ve seen lumps unlocked and unloaded in with locked and loaded.
In my mind, if all guns are stored in a locked safe, and no one but my spouse and I have the combination, then the likelihood of an accident is just as high regardless of whether or not the guns are loaded or unloaded. I tried finding studies that went in either direction because I wouldn’t fight this club if they could back their position with a study, but I’m not seeing anything that actually addresses the marginal increase in safety if you store a locked firearm unloaded vs. loaded.
As a side note, if this weren’t the only issue, I’d roll my eyes and move one with life, but it isn’t.
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