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ND College Opens Gun Storage Facility for Student Hunters

by Kim Kilpatrick October 15, 2010 12:13 PM
Like most U.S. colleges and universities, North Dakota State University has a “no weapons” policy on campus. But the policy has made it difficult for students who hunt in the winter to pursue their hobby -- so NDSU has opted to open a gun storage site where students can store firearms, ammunition, and bows safely and securely, without threatening campus security. [More]

Westchester County, New York: Legislators Reconsider Local Gun Storage Laws

by Winnie Hsiu August 30, 2010 11:48 AM
In response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, legislators in Westchester County, New York have been considering changing local gun storage laws to make it possible for gun owners to more quickly access their guns in the event that they need to defend themselves in their homes. Gun advocates had hoped that legislators would change the laws, which they argued violated U.S. citizens’ right to bear arms. Legislators last week decided to hold off on making any changes to gun storage laws, at least for the time being. But the dialogue will probably continue for some time. [More]

Safe Gun Storage Can Prevent Tragic Accidents

by Holly Robinson July 21, 2010 10:46 PM
About ten days ago, a nine-year-old Los Angeles boy, looking for something to do, rummaged through a closet in his home. He found something he thought would be fun to play with -- a gun. The gun was loaded, and the boy wound up accidentally shooting and killing his two-year-old brother. According to a National Rifle Association brochure on gun safety, around half of all U.S. households contain at least one gun. Guns, whether loaded or unloaded, do not belong within the reach of children. Ammunition, likewise, should be stored out of reach. Children can be quite creative about finding ways to get items that have been stored on high shelves or locked drawers thought to be out of their reach. Consequently, the safest place to store a firearm, whether it is a hand gun, a shotgun, or a hunting gun, is outside the home, in a locked, secure facility. Tragic gun accidents illustrate one of the best uses of self storage -- to keep dangerous items out of the hands of children. [More]