Times, they are a changing.  In days of old, it was nothing to walk into a man's living room and see his entire gun collection proudly displayed in the gun cabinet for the whole world to witness.  But those days are over, and with good reason.  

Here are five great reasons to lock your guns in a gun safe:

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    Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

    Away From the Kids

    According to SmartGunLaws.org, every year, firearms cause thousands of unintentional deaths and injuries. Recent research on unintentional shooting deaths shows that between 1999 and 2010, over 8,300 people in the United States were reported as
    dying from unintentional shootings, including 2,383 children and young people ages 0-21. On average, over 16,000 individuals in the United States are treated each year in hospital emergency rooms for unintentional gunshot wounds and a 1991 study found
    that 8 percent of accidental shooting deaths resulted from shots fired by children under the age of six.

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    Sasha Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    Safe From Burglars

    Let's face it. Guns aren't cheap and some, like your grandfather's favorite shotgun that he left you, are irreplaceable. So, why let a burglar come into your home and help himself to the fruits of your hard work?

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    David McKnew/Getty Images News

    Safe From Fire

    It's probably one of the worst things that could hit any family. A house fire can not only steal life, but it can take away any evidence of that life. For women, one of the most important things in her home are pictures. Those memories of her babies and their first steps. For guys, it's most likely our guns. With a gun safe from LokSafe, protect both! Not only can a man load it down with his favorite firearms, but purchasing one of the larger models will also accommodate loads of photo albums, thumb drives or compact discs, full of all of her favorite memories.

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    Charles Fenno Jacobs Hulton Archive on Getty Images


    According to gunsafereviewsguy.com, depending on the number and type of guns you have, you may need an additional rider or whole separate policy to be fully covered. Once your collection grows to a certain value, your insurance company may require you to keep your guns in a certified safe, often with an alarm.

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    Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images News

    Free From Fits of Rage

    Okay, this might be a little tongue-in-cheek, but it's not completely without merit. You've finally stepped on your wife's last nerve. She told you that if you walked on her kitchen floor with muddy boots one more time, this day was coming. You did it.  All kidding aside, having your guns in a gun safe could keep them what I call "properly inconvenient." Convenient enough to be reached if your life or property are threatened, but just "inconvenient enough" to insure a little thought time and out of arm's reach in a fit of rage from someone who might have a little less discipline in regards to guns.

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