5 Questions to Ask If You Keep Guns in Your Home


March 8th, 2016

There are an estimated 300 million firearms in U.S. homes. And, with a lot of guns comes the potential for a lot of gun-related accidents. So, ask yourself these questions to help prevent your household from experiencing one.

  1. How secure are my guns? Nobody — especially kids — should be able to access your firearms without your permission or knowledge. Keep them in a gun safe or locked cabinet, and consider a gun-locking device as a second layer of security.
  2. Are my firearms loaded? Whenever they aren’t in use, keep guns unloaded. And, every time you access a gun, check again that it isn’t loaded.
  3. Where’s the ammo? Keeping ammunition separate from firearms, in a locked location, is yet another layer of security.
  4. How much does my family know? Everyone should be aware that you keep guns in your house. And, remind kids regularly not to touch any firearms, anywhere – even if they find one in someone else’s home.
  5. What does my insurance cover? Homeowner’s policies may cover accidental and negligent acts, but typically not intentional ones, which means you might not have liability protection even if you take action in self-defense. We can advise you on whether an umbrella policy is appropriate and also make sure all of your guns are covered. Many policies have limits on property coverage for firearms. Give us a call to learn more.

Keeping firearms in your home is a personal choice. And, if it’s one you make, be sure you do so safely. Because we here at Gunn-Mowery, LLC care about your family and our community, and we know you do, too.

If you have questions about your home owners policy, please call us at 717-761-4600 or email [email protected].

 

 

Jamie Mowery Lewis

Marketing Executive

Jamie joined the Gunn-Mowery team as their marketing executive in 2016, after previously working as an event coordinator for the Central Penn Business Journal and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. As the Marketing Executive, she is the main point of contact for external communications, community relations and media inquiries. She takes pride in enhancing the Gunn-Mowery brand, including the website, social media platforms, design and marketing campaigns. Jamie is a member of the Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series Class of 2019 and is the Chair of the Gunn-Mowery Upside of Giving committee. She attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications



When she’s not in the office, you can find Jamie spending time with family, friends and her beagle, Lexie. She loves being outdoors, whether it’s on her farm, playing golf, relaxing on the beach, or cheering on the Nittany Lions in Happy Valley.

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