Protecting Your Guns
- If you do not know anything
about guns, do not purchase one for the purpose of
- A shotgun is better for
protection purposes than a handgun.
- If you own any gun, know the
federal, state and municipal laws about them and their use .
. . ignorance of the law is not a defense.
- Do not display your guns or
let it be known that you have them in your home - they are a
tempting goal for a burglar.
- Keep your guns in a locked
cabinet or security closet.
- If there are children in the
home or apartment, do not allow any gun to be loaded in an
open area or to allow ammunition to be within their reach.
- A firearm to be used for
self-protection as a concealed or hidden weapon must be
licensed. It is illegal to carry a firearm, for example,
under your coat or in your glove compartment if it is not
licensed, regardless of whether it is loaded or not.
- Be sure to keep a complete
listing of all your guns, their serial numbers and other
identifying data to aid in their return if stolen.
Participate in the Operation Identification Program by using
the police-provided engraver (at no cost) to mark your
driver's license number or other mark on guns to further
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For more information, contact the Office of
State Senator Vincent J. Fumo.
|1208 Tasker Street|
Philadelphia, PA 19148
|2637 East Clearfield Street|
Philadelphia, PA 19134
|Senate Box 203001|
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3001
|Copyright © 1996 by State Senator Vincent J. Fumo. Copyright is not claimed as to part of the original work prepared by an employee of the Senate of Pennsylvania, or Commonwealth governmental officer or employee as part of that person's official duties. All rights reserved. No part of this transmission may be copied, downloaded, stored, disseminated, transferred, or used, in any forms or by an means, except with State Senator Vincent J. Fumo's prior written permission.|