Safe Gun Storage
Thousands of firearms are stolen in Colorado each year. Attorney General Phil Weiser has partnered with local law enforcement officials across Colorado to remind firearm owners to secure guns when not used to save lives. The Erie Police Department and 20th Judicial District Attorney Michael Dougherty, have collaborated to create public service announcements and share responsible ownership and safe storage tips. To view the recommendations and public service announcements, visit www.coag.gov/firearmsafety.
Some common safety tips include the following:
- Store your firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage case when not in use, ensuring they are in a location inaccessible by children and cannot be handled by anyone without your permission.
- Store your ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms.
- Use a gun locking device that renders the firearm inoperable when not in use. A gun lock should be used as an additional safety precaution and not as a substitute for secure storage.
- Always unload, clean and place your firearms in their secure storage location immediately after returning from a hunting trip or a day at the range.