These days, a gun safe is widely used to store types of guns. This is in fact a gun locker which helps us to prevent the weapons and to keep secret for our purposes. Sometimes, our purposes of using guns are reasonable but other people do not understand. They will create new rumor about us and our use of a gun.

Those who use guns nowadays also want to buy a cheaper locker to save some money. Therefore, many of them choose to buy the best gun safe for the money which still has enough space for storing types of guns. In this article, we will provide you with the most important information about the gun safe.

  1. Functions

It is very clear that a gun safe is utilized to store the guns. In other words, it is a kind of tool that is responsible for protecting the guns from the impact of the outside. The air can be a cause to the gun deterioration.

In addition, this is a gun locker that will help us to keep the gun in secret. It is like a wardrobe or a cabinet that is used to store clothes or some household appliances.

We can decorate the gun safe so that no one can guess what is stored in the locker. It is also a good idea to produce a separate cabinet for storing the gun. The gun safe will be made of good materials to prevent the intrusion of air and insects that will damage your guns in a short time.

The granite is now very popular to make a gun safe. However, the price of this material can be quite high.

  1. Structures

There are a lot of gun safe designs with different structures. In general, there will have some basic drawers to store the guns.

There are many types of guns so there are also many drawers to store these types. Of course, the number of guns stored also depends on the way you arrange them in the gun safe.

In the door of the gun safe, there often have several hangers for hanging short guns.

To keep safe, there will have the secret code for each of gun safe on the grounds that gun is a dangerous weapon and not all people should know about one person`s secret. Therefore, the gun users have the right to keep secret about such a gun safe.

  1. Tips to choose

When it comes to choose a gun safe, it is necessary to take into account the following factors.

  • How large it is

How large the gun safe is depends on the number of guns you possess. If the gun safe is too large, you will have to give more money but you do not use all the space. This will be a waste of money.

Therefore, you had better measure and estimate the enough space. If you have the intention to buy more guns, you can estimate the extra space enough for your future guns.

However, do not buy a too small gun safe on the grounds that there will not have enough space for storing rifle.

  • How many types of drawers

As mentioned above, the number of drawers of the gun safe is equivalent to the number of guns. It means that each specific drawer will be suitable for storing only some certain types of guns. So you will have to choose the gun safe that has the drawers suited to the sizes of your guns.

  • The lock

The lock of the gun safe should be of high quality. Nowadays, there often has a keyboard for you to enter your secret code to open the gun safe. You had better buy the one which has the latest lock technique to insure the security.

  1. Tips to use

In terms of using a gun safe, you need to place it in a secret room where is dry and airy. Do not put it in a wet place which will have some bad impacts on the materials of the gun safe. It is also important for you to prevent the gun safe from the spider network from the ceiling.

 

America today has a love-hate relationship with guns, but in the beginning, it was mostly love.

The first European settlers found a wild continent that abounded with edible game. Guns allowed settlers to kill enough game to survive in the wilderness and to push further into lands further west. Familiarity with the hunting rifle became an essential survival skill on the American frontier. Young boys were encouraged to become expert marksmen.

Revolutionary War

Familiarity with the rifle helped the rough-and-tumble rebel Colonists defeat the British regular troops during the Revolutionary War (1776-1783).

The American frontiersmen also used the Pennsylvania rifle, developed by German immigrants. As a weapon, it was far superior to “Brown Bess,” the regulation military musket used by British troops. The Pennsylvania rifle was more quickly loaded and more accurate. It struck such terror into British troops that George Washington asked that as many of his troops as possible be dressed in frontiersman’s hunting shirts. The British thought every man thus dressed was an expert marksman.

After the Revolution

After the Revolution, guns became an even more important part of American life with the push westward toward the Pacific. Western heroes, such as Wild Bill Hickock, inseparable from their guns, especially the new Colt revolver, or “six-shooter,” the handgun that, according Colt, “won the West.”.

Guns tamed the frontier and brought “civilization” to millions of acres of land from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Often, “frontier justice” was obtained by the man who had the fastest draw–or the best gun. But that was 100 years ago. Some argue that today, America’s gun culture has outlived its usefulness. Others disagree.

DALLAS – If you think words aren’t very important, consider the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The Second Amendment says, “A well related Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The amendment is composed of simple words, but what a battle those words have generated! More than 200 years after the Second Amendment was written, its meaning remains the subject of an intense debate–more so today than ever before.

What Does It Mean?

Does the Second Amendment mean an individual has the right to own a gun, as an individual has the right to freedom of speech? Or does it mean that Americans have the fight to defend themselves as a group through state militias such as the National Guard?

Gun control advocates–those who favor laws limiting private ownership of guns–say the Second Amendment clearly applies only to militias, or collective defense. Gun control opponents say no, the amendment clearly establishes the right of individual gun ownership. Both sides say, “Look at the words.”

Turning to the Courts

In interpreting laws, Americans have traditionally turned to the courts. And courts have consistently interpreted the Second Amendment as meaning militias and therefore supporting gun control laws.

Now a court case in Texas has thrown those judicial interpretations into confusion. In April, a U.S. District Court judge in Texas, Samuel R. Cummings, ruled in the case of U.S. v. Emerson that the Second Amendment does indeed grant individuals the right to own guns. It is the first time that a federal court has ruled in favor of individual gun ownership for law-abiding citizens.

U.S. v. Emerson began last August when Sacha Emerson, 26, of San Angelo, Texas, filed for divorce. The local court placed a restraining order on her husband, Timothy Joe Emerson, 41, after she complained that he had threatened to kill her boyfriend.

Timothy Emerson owned a gun, which made him a lawbreaker under a Texas law that bars people under restraining orders in domestic disputes from owning guns.

Emerson was indicted, but the case never got to court. Judge Cummings found the law unconstitutional, arguing that it violated the Second Amendment.

In his decision, Cummings said, “The rights of the Second Amendment should be as zealously guarded as the other individual liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights.”

Now Judge Cummings’s decision is under appeal to a higher court–the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. That means that Federal prosecutors and other legal experts have asked the court to overrule, or reverse, the decision.

A Serious Matter

Both sides are taking the appeal very seriously. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Rifle Association (NRA), a politically influential organization that supports gun ownership, plan to file briefs (legal arguments) supporting the judge’s decision favoring an individual right of gun ownership. A group of 45 law professors and legal historians has filed a brief arguing against the judge’s decision.

The stakes are high. If the federal appeals court upholds the lower court’s ruling, it would put in jeopardy a number of gun control laws at a time when many Americans are calling for stricter gun control laws in the wake of recent gun violence.

The shocking school shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., and more recent shootings at a day care center in Los Angeles and at two day-trading offices in Atlanta have spurred new efforts to pass stronger gun control laws.

Gun control advocates argue that the way to curb gun violence is to more strictly limit ownership of guns. Gun control opponents argue that enforcing existing laws more diligently and getting tougher with crime, not taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, is the answer.

Consequences

“The real-world consequences [of upholding the lower court ruling] could be enormous,” said Carl Bogus, a specialist on the Second Amendment at Roger Williams Law School in Bristol, R.I. “It would destroy Congress’s ability to pass gun control laws. Anyone arrested under current laws could argue that they’re unconstitutional.”

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit is expected to hear the case of U.S. v. Emerson in January or February. Meanwhile, both sides are gearing up for a monumental courtroom battle over the meaning of the Second Amendment that is expected to have wide implications for all Americans.

In August 1996 a New Orleans man, in a running feud with neighbors over yard work, was observed sitting on his porch reading the Bible–just before he got a handgun and shot his neighbor as she raked and her husband as he mowed. “He put down his Bible and picked up his gun,” reported the New York Daily News. Another headline read: “Shooter Was Loner Who Loved Guns and Carried Bible.”

The gun lobby

Some gun adherents are even trying to connect their “great religion” with Catholicism. According to The New York Times, one John Snyder, “dean” of gun lobbyists, has taken it upon himself to name a 19th-century Passionist priest, St. Gabriel Possenti, “patron of handgunners.” Gabriel, said Snyder, saved the town of Isola, Italy, from marauding bandits by wresting pistols from two brigands–and demonstrating his shooting prowess by killing a lizard darting across the road with a single shot. Inscribed “Marksmen–Defenders of the Faith,” Snyder’s medal depicts Gabriel flanked by a pistol and a lizard.

You don’t have to be Catholic to question this purloining of St. Gabriel Possenti to prove the “sanctity” of the gun cause.

  1. First, the pistols did not belong to Gabriel. No one knows his position on handgun ownership.
  2. Second, as patron of college students since 1932, Gabriel, who shot a lizard instead of a bandit, would hardly support the gun cult’s claim to be defending property. (Recall the defense of the handgun owner who shot an Asian exchange student who had come to his door on Halloween to ask directions.)
  3. Third, the Jesuit-educated Gabriel, who joined the Passionist order during a cholera epidemic after having a vision of the Blessed Mother as Our Lady of Sorrows (see Saints Preserve Us! by Sean Kelly and Rosemary Rogers) is hardly likely to intercede on behalf of instruments of death.
  4. And finally, according to The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, Gabriel died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. His marksmanship, as well as his ability to disarm bandits, is more about divine intervention than about the gun cult’s tenets of faith.

In 1996

The gun lobby and their House adherents repealed the assault-weapons ban, defeated a measure to put traceable chemical “tags” into black gunpowder and made it illegal for the Government even to study using those tags. “I want my party to be the party of law and order. . .not the party of the militias,” said Representative Henry Hyde, the lone Republican gun moderate. Although Charles Schumer, a Democrat, pushed through language permitting a study of tagging explosives other than black powder, Republicans refused to provide money for the study. Now the gun lobby is trying to dismantle the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (5 percent of whose budget goes to research on firearm-related accidents) and repeal the Brady Bill.

The gun lobby may win battles, but the “silent majority” who favor gun control can win the political war. Thanks to some victims-turned activists–“civic saints”–they finally have a voice. In 1996 two New York women who lost loved ones, Freddie Hamilton and Katina Johnstone, won the right to a class action suit against gun makers for negligent distribution practices. Ms. Johnstone was also an organizer of the Washington “silent shoe” demonstration. Some 40,000 pairs of shoes were placed around the Capitol Reflecting Pool in silent testimony to lives lost every year to guns.

Civic saints also appeared to the Democratic Convention: Jim and Sarah Brady; Carolyn McCarthy, Democratic Congressional candidate and ex-Republican wife of a Long Island Railway massacre victim; and Officer Michael Robbins of the Chicago police, a gun victim and organizer for HELP (the national network founded in 1992 by Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, a pediatrician concerned with the public health consequences of gun violence). Officer Robbins equated gun control efforts with patriotism. “I wanted to do something to help my country,” he told Bob Herbert of The New York Times.

For the sake of conscience as well as country, Catholics should examine the issue of gun control. No matter how anti-abortion the gun cult pretends to be, it is still anti-life. In 1993 preschoolers killed by guns outnumbered police officers or U.S. soldiers shot in the line of duty. Guns are the number two cause of death for the age group 10 to 19. (Politicians should regard them as even more dangerous than drugs and cigarettes.) Gun lovers, by accident or design, kill children.

Called to prayer power, not fire power, Catholics can ask St. Gabriel Possenti, as well as St. Michael and the heavenly hosts, to help fight the gun cult–a dragon in Judeo-Christian disguise.

Gun buyback programs were established in some notably crime-ridden US cities in an attempt to control gun-related violence. However, it is shown that such programs have not been successful deterrants to crime.

It was an anti-gun obsessive’s Christmas wish come true: a gun buyback program filling news pages and TV screens across the country with pictures not of gangland violence but of people turning in guns for Toys-R-Us gift certificates. Better yet, the dateline was New York City’s most notoriously crime-wracked drag bazaar, Washington Heights. So impressed was Bill Clinton with the images he saw on television last Christmas that he’s now considering a national gun buyback program as part of his crime bill.

Buyback Programs

  • But buybacks have been probably unsuccessful in deterring crime, despite the myths that have grown with their popularity. Using a list put out by the Los Angeles Times of cities that had gun buyback programs, I called those police departments and found that the number of homicides, in the majority of cases, rose following gun buyback programs.
  • In those cities where homicides fell, they increased the following year, usually surpassing the number recorded the year of the buyback. In Rockford, Illinois, the murder rate doubled, and in St. Louis a new homicide record was established in the year beginning fourteen months after the buyback.
  • Police officers around the country said they never saw gun buyback programs as having any impact on crime.

Buyback programs do not even take guns out of the hands of criminals. In most cases, fewer than one percent of the guns turned in are stolen. While many are unregistered, police say most of those are weapons that have been in families for years and were held long before gun registration was required. With the advent of gun control, previously legal guns became illegal and law-abiding citizens were nervous about turning them in. “It was a way for honest citizens to get rid of a gun,” Rockford, Illinois police chief William Fitzpatrick said of his buyback program. While many buybacks are conducted in high-crime neighborhoods, statistics show it’s not the criminals turning in the guns. So one effect of the buyback is to disarm the law-abiding citizens of statistically dangerous neighborhoods.

The initiatives gobble up scarce crime-fighting dollars. Although a number of the programs are privately funded, even these often use public funds. The New York City program that presented $100 gift certificates last Christmas was privately funded–but under a longstanding city-funded program, the participants also received $25-75 in cash. The media have been lazy about covering these and other, less flattering aspects of buyback programs. The New York Times hyped the surrender of one 9-mm. pistol, correctly implicating such guns in street crime, but it wasn’t until paragraph seventeen of the 22-graph story that the reader learned the gun had been sitting in the dresser drawer of a law-abiding citizen for many years.

Some buyback programs fail on their own terms. In New Jersey, a man turned in eighteen guns, some that couldn’t even be fired, and collected $1,350 in certificates for food, clothing, and furniture. “Had this guy sold the stuff to a gun dealer, he would have gotten maybe $75 for the lot,” a police officer said.

At a Hartford

Connecticut program that gave $100, residents were legally buying handguns at local gun shops for $60 and turning them in for $100. One man came in with thirty-nine Chinese-made rifles and made a profit of about $1,200.

And in Camden, New Jersey, a teenager turned in a sawed-off shotgun at a buyback for $50 and used the money to buy a handgun nearby. He later used it in a homicide.

Hunting is now getting more and more popular as it creates a lot of values for human beings. It is clear that this kind of sport forces people to have a long harsh period of time in training their physical condition and to raise their spirit all the time if they want to become a professional hunter. Even though there are a lot of dangers to our life, many people still go for this sport thanks to more supporting equipment in hunting. In this article, I will give you some tips about hunting in a forest with the help of such equipment.

  1. The skills of a hunter

A hunter has to break up for a number of activities to form and keep their skills required in hunting. You may know that in a hunting trip, hunters never attack the animal or entice it without a detailed plan on the grounds that the animal will go for them right away. To look for and defeat the prey, hunters have to train some skills bellow.

  • Tracking and detecting

Firstly, to know where the prey is, we will have to track them to detect them as soon as possible. You know that animals are wise and they will detect hunters if there is abnormal sound. However, they do not erase their footprints or their trace so it is not difficult for us to figure out.

When we are in the forest we will have to find out the prey and we need tracking skills. There will have tips for train these skills. Sometimes, we will have to disguise to be unlike human beings, which will be easier for us to track and trace, to detect and aim at.

Approaching

Approaching is of the most difficulty on the grounds that hunters will have to encounter the prey directly. Therefore, there will have more risks. A lot of hunters are all afraid of standing near or standing in front of the prey, especially the preys that eat meat and often attack human beings.

However, if hunters are brave and have experience in taking an approach to the prey, they will overcome all the difficulties. Approaching real animals is very challenging and risky. If we are not skillful and we do not equip all the essential equipment, we will fall into dangerous situations.

Shooting

Every hunter needs to learn about shooting before they go hunting. However, it does not mean that hunters will use the gun to shoot all the prey. The hunters are allowed to shoot only several certain types of animals and they can only shoot in some specific cases.

For example, when hunters aim at the animal and can control over the situation by themselves and even they can defeat the prey with only an arrow and a bow. However, they still shoot it with a gun. This will create loud sound threatening all other animals in the forest. If the hunters shoot incorrectly, it will become a failure.

Therefore, there should have a ban on the shooting the animal indiscriminately so that the wild animals are preserved and hunters can have safe and humane hunting trip.

  1. Supporting equipment

  • A flashlight

In terms of hunting, especially hunting at night, it requires hunters to prepare a lot of utensils and hunting equipment. In the darkness, the first thing they have to bring is the flashlight which will give the light to brighten the path.

  • Thick clothes

Secondly, hunters have to bring some thick clothes to prevent toxic wind at night and to prevent the attack of some birds. More severely, the beasts can detect hunters easily when it is dark on the grounds that it is the time for resting of almost all kinds of animals in the forests.

When you walk or run, you will make noise and you will be detected if you are not careful. This is one important note you have to remember.

  • Hunting weapons

You also have to prepare hunting weapons that are suitable for hunting at night. There are hunting guns, traditional bows or compound bows. You even can use some kinds of poison to infect the prey in order to defeat it more easily. However, do not shoot so many times at night.