Ten Commandments Of Gun Safety
Gun safety rules are meant to eliminate the chance of an accident. The rules are not intended to just minimize the risk of an accident.
How can firearm accidents be prevented? Obey the Ten Commandments of gun safety and exercise common sense. Be responsible for the welfare of others.
- Treat every gun as if it is loaded.
- Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
- Never put your finger on the trigger until ready to fire at a proper target.
- Keep the safety on and/or the action open unless firing.
- Know your target and backstop.
- Know your handgun and its ammunition.
- Always transport your gun unloaded and, when possible, with the action open.
- Always be certain that the barrel and action are clean.
- Never shoot at a flat surface or water. Bullets may ricochet.
- Guns and alcohol do not mix. Never drink around firearms.
The right to bear arms carries with it a responsibility. You must safeguard the welfare of others when handling firearms. If you exercise the right, you must fulfill the responsibility..