Like some others, I store mine unloaded, battery out and muzzle cap on it in a locked case with trigger locks. I have younger kids it's just common sense in assuring an accident or incident involving MY airsoft gun does not result in a serious injury.
I wouldn't want to have to explain to police or see my name in the newspapers for something preventable, nor do I want to be the idiot who attracted negative attention to the sport. The least of my worries at a time like that would be having my gun seized and destroyed or being charged by the police. :smack:
And hopefully it makes it less attractive to a would-be thief!