Should there be laws governing guns in a home that are not under lock and key?
No. If the gun ends up mis-used then the gun owner MAY have some liability depending on what happened, but requiring guns to be under lock and key "just because" is not right. Among other things, it would effectively make it impossible to use for self defense.
Should there be laws regulating kitchen knives. Should they be under lock and key? Common sense would dictate firearms be secured when the owner is absent and locked and loaded when he is present. Children should be educated on gun safety every bit as much as they are educated about sharp objects. But not because of some legislative mandate, but because it is the prudent thing to do.
I wasn 't aware that people were leaving their guns laying around in the driveways, front lawns, and sidewalks. Most gunowners that I know have a lock on their door and lock it when they are not home, or at night.
But since many people have been killed in the name of religion, we should have laws governing Bibles and other religious material that are not under lock and key.
In Canada, we need a secure locking device, such as a trigger lock or cable lock (or remove the bolt) so the firearms cannot be fired or lock the firearms in a container or room that is hard to break into.
The only way they can be kept unlocked is if it's temporarily needed to control animal predators in an area where a firearm can lawfully be fired (ammunition must be kept separate or locked up); or in a remote wilderness area (ammunition may be kept readily accessible).
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