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Fundamentals of Firearm Safety
Think Safety!


Safety Rules For The Gun Owner

1.

Always Receive competent instruction from a qualified instructor on how to use a firearm.

2.

Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.

3.

Always point the muzzle/barrel of a firearm in a safe direction.

4.

Never pass a firearm to another person, or accept a firearm from another person, until the cylinder or action is open and you've personally checked that the weapon is completely safe.

5.

Before handling any firearm, understand its operation.

6.

Never rely on any mechanical device for complete safety.

7.

Never engage in horseplay while handling or using firearms.

8.

Exercise extreme care in decocking any external hammer firearm because it is very easy to experience an accidental discharge while doing so if your thumb slips off the hammer.

9.

Avoid unloading a firearm by working the cartridges through the action.

10.

Avoid trying to catch an unfired round (while unloading a semiautomatic pistol) by cupping your hand around the ejection port while retracting the slide; doing so may result in an accidental discharge.

11.

Be alert at all times.

12.

Neither alcohol nor drugs should be consumed during possession of a firearm.

13.

Don't sleep with a loaded firearm in your bedroom if you sleepwalk.

14.

Safeguard your sight, hearing and health. Always wear eye and ear protection.

15.

If you see unsafe behavior when firearms are being handled or used, speak up and take action to correct the unsafe behavior at once. Children should immediately notify an adult or local law enforcement.

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Never - - -

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Climb a tree with a loaded firearm

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Cross a fence with a loaded firearm

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Jump a ditch or ford a stream with a loaded firearm

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Scale or descend a steep incline or hill with a loaded firearm

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Prop or lean a loaded firearm against a tree or other surface which may allow it to slide or

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Transport a loaded firearm in a case.

Safety Rules Related to Discharging a Firearm

1.

Positively identify your target and the threat it poses before firing at it.

2.

Be sure of your surroundings.

3.

Never shoot at a hard surface or water -- your shot may glance off, ricochet and injure someone.

4.

Never shoot at glass bottles, living trees, or inappropriate targets which would create a hazard for other persons or damage the environment.

5.

Never shoot a rifle or handgun directly upwards, or at a high angle of elevation, the bullets returning to the ground can have enough energy that it could kill someone!

6.

Never shoot across a highway or other roadways.

Safety Rules Related to Performance of a Firearm

1.

Make sure your firearm is in good mechanical condition before firing.

2.

Periodically have your firearm checked for signs of erosion, cracking, or wear by the factory, by a qualified armorer, or by a factory certified gunsmith.

3.

Never try to fire a gun, which may have a plugged or partially obstructed barrel.

4.

Insure that any modifications made to a firearm are made by a qualified armorer or gunsmith, and that those modifications don't interfere with your firearm's safety features or violate federal laws.

5.

Be sure all accessories, such as holsters and grips, are compatible with the firearm and won't interfere with its safe operation.

6.

It is your responsibility to insure that your firearm is always under your personal control, or positively secured from access by children or other unauthorized parties.

7.

Never carry a single action revolver with a round under the hammer unless that revolver is a modern transfer-bar type, equipped with an inertial firing pin.

8.

Never carry a pistol with a round in the chamber unless the pistol has an automatic firing-pin block and/or an inertial firing pin.

9.

Generally avoid carrying or storing an external hammer-type firearm with its hammer cocked.

10.

Never use a scope mounted on a firearm as a general purpose spotting scope because the weapon could be accidentally discharged causing harm to something or someone.

Safety Rules Related to Ammunition

1.

Be sure your gun and ammunition are compatible. Shooting incorrect ammunition in a firearm may cause it damage or even explode causing serious bodily harm or death.

2.

Use only ammunition recommended for your firearm by its manufacturer.

3.

Many firearm manufacturers specifically forbid the use of reloaded ammunition in their products, and will void their product's warranty.

4.

Store ammunition that isn't being used under lock and key, inaccessible to unauthorized parties.

5.

Dispose of unwanted ammunition safely.

Safe Gun Storage

1.

When you are not using your firearm, you should insure that it is unloaded and stored safely.

2.

Use trigger locks or padlocks to secure firearms that don't need to be kept immediately available for defensive use.

Note:

1.

Gun security devices that rely solely on physical strength to secure firearms from unauthorized use are generally undesirable since ingenious children can potentially employ leverage or use tools to overcome such devices.

2.

Metal gun cabinets or gun safes can be used to safeguard firearms from unauthorized access or theft in many circumstances.

3.

"Hiding" a firearm does not secure it from discovery and possible misuse by curious children or intruders..

4.

Explore "gun-proofing" your child by proper training, and by controlled and closely supervised access to firearms to reduce your child's natural curiosity.

5.

Dispose of unwanted ammunition safely.


Always Think Safety!

 

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