Most people would describe safe handgun storage merely as locking the handgun in a gun safe, gun cabinet, or locking case, or as keeping the handgun separate from ammunition. However, safe storage goes beyond just keeping the handgun locked in your house and using a storage device. It is restricting access to your handgun. When securing a handgun, it should be stored in a place that is not accessible to anyone but to those intended to have access. The handgun can be secured by making it inaccessible or inoperable.
Safe handgun storage is a learned behavior that can mean the difference between life and death. Safe storage practices should be followed anytime and anywhere; it is a constant responsibility.