If you keep a firearm in your home, there are a number of precautions you can take to ensure its proper storage and safety -- particularly if you have children in the house. (Also because guns stolen from homes is a big problem these days.) It's essential to know how to securely store your weapon while also having ease of access, should you ever need to use it. In our gallery below, we've outlined some key safety measures to consider.
Read more on AOL's series, "Guns in America":
Guns at Home: Do Firearms Permits Lower Property Values?
Murder by Numbers: Digging Into the Data of America's Gun Culture
Why Batman Doesn't Use Guns
Follow @AOLGunsInUSA for more coverage of the hot-button issue of gun control.