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  • Store ammunition, reloading supplies, and firearms in separate, locked locations, inaccessible to children.
  • Keep all ammunition away from flammables.
  • Store ammunition in a cool, dry place to prevent corrosion. Corroded ammunition can cause jamming, misfires, and other safety problems.
  • Always unload firearms carefully and completely before bringing them into the home. Never load a firearm in the home.
  • As soon as you return from a hunt or from range practice, immediately place firearms in their proper storage locations.
  • Always check firearms carefully to make sure they are unloaded when you remove them from storage.
  • Make sure that the firearms in your home are not accessible to anyone who may not be trained in the safe handling of firearms.
Examples of ammunition storage boxes