YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FIREARM AT ALL TIMES.
In owning a firearm, you must undertake full-time responsibility for your firearm’s safety and security. You must protect yourself and all others against injury or death from misuse of your firearm 24 hours a day. You must secure firearms safely from children and unauthorized users. Your firearm should always be kept unloaded and locked when not in use.
Smith & Wesson provides locks for this purpose with each of its firearms. Please read and follow the instructions packaged with this lock. A lock, when properly used, can be an effective tool in preventing unauthorized access to your firearm. Nevertheless, never assume that the use of the lock provided by Smith & Wesson alone is sufficient to safely secure your firearm. There are other alternative locks and safe storage containers available in the marketplace which may also be appropriate for your particular needs. Consult your local gun shop, hardware store, or local law enforcement agency for guidance on the variety of other safe storage devices or practices which may be appropriate for your particular needs. You must always evaluate your personal situation and employ the security systems that meet your needs to prevent children and unauthorized users from gaining access to your firearm.
NEVER LOCK A LOADED FIREARM AND NEVER LOAD A LOCKED FIREARM!
NEVER LEAVE THE KEY TO THE LOCK FOR YOUR FIREARM WITH THE STORED FIREARM!
ALWAYS STORE YOUR FIREARM AND AMMUNITION SEPARATELY.
Firearms and ammunition should be stored separately so that they are not accessible to children or other unauthorized persons. Safe and secure storage of your firearm and ammunition are your responsibility. It is a full-time responsibility.
NEVER ASSUME THAT A “HIDING” PLACE IS A SECURE STORAGE METHOD.
Others may be aware of your storage location or come upon it by chance. It is your personal responsibility to use common sense when storing your firearm and ammunition and to always make sure they are not accessible to children or other unauthorized persons.
NEVER TRANSPORT A LOADED FIREARM.
When transporting your firearm, be sure it is unloaded and locked.
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE LAW!
Many jurisdictions have laws that make it a crime to keep a firearm unlocked and in an area accessible to children or others. You must be familiar and comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding the safe storage and transportation of your firearm. Failure to know and follow the law could lead to criminal charges against you! Obey all laws relating to the storage and transportation of firearms. Consult your local law enforcement agency or firearms dealer for information on storing and/or transporting a firearm safely and legally in your jurisdiction.
YOUR FIREARM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
You are responsible for securing your firearm from theft or misuse by untrained or unqualified individuals.