Chris over at Arma Borealis poses some questions to think about when securing your firearms.
Personally, I have a safe. It’s indoors, bolted to the floor, out of sight, and in a location that would prevent it from being pried open. All my guns are in there except my carry gun. And the carry gun is put on when I wake up and taken off when I go to bed.
I didn’t really worry about a gun safe until my son was born. At that time I decided that it was to put the guns in the safe, since before long he’d be in to anything and everything. I’ll teach him about guns and make sure that he knows that he can see them any time he wants just by asking me. I think by doing those two things, it will take out the ‘forbidden mystery’ factor and he’ll learn to respect the guns.