Government of Nunavut urges safe firearms, ammunition storage
“Let’s keep our communities and families safe!”
The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Justice wants to remind Nunavummiut to properly store firearms and to practise firearm safety, through a public service announcement sent out on Friday, Aug. 23.
When not in use, firearms can be properly stored in gun cabinets or secured with a trigger lock, which is a two-piece lock that fits over a gun’s trigger and trigger guard. Storing ammunition separately, that is, away from the gun, is also part of proper gun storage, said the release.
Trigger locks are available for free at local RCMP detachments, hunters and trappers organizations, or hunters and trappers association offices.
Inuusittiaringniq, a GN website highlighting health and wellness practices, also recommends taking a Canadian firearms safety course and locking up gun-cleaning supplies.
In June, Nunavut’s housing minister announced that new housing units would be equipped with gun cabinets.
“Let’s keep our communities and families safe!” said Friday’s public service announcement.