Basic Firearm Safety Rules
- Handle all firearms as if they were loaded.
- Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
- Keep your finger out of the gun's trigger guard
and off the trigger until you have aligned the gun's sights on a safe
target and you have made the decision to fire.
- Always be certain that your target and the surrounding area are safe before firing.
- Whenever you handle a firearm, the first thing you
should do (while keeping it pointed in a safe direction with your
finger outside the trigger guard) is to open the action to determine
whether or not the firearm is loaded.
- Thoroughly read the instruction manual supplied with your firearm.
- Before firing your weapon, you should routinely
make sure that your firearm is in good working order and that the barrel
is clear of dirt and obstructions.
- Only use ammunition recommended by the firearm
manufacturer, and always be certain that the ammunition matches the
caliber of your gun.
- Quality ear and eye protection should always be worn when shooting or observing.
- Never use firearms while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- All firearms should be stored unloaded and secured in a safe storage case, inaccessible to children and untrained adults.
- The transportation of firearms is regulated by
Federal, State and local laws. Always transport your firearm in a safe,
unloaded condition and in accordance with applicable laws.