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Introduction:

Gun Safety. Lets discuss several rules you need to follow when using or storing a gun.

 

  1.  Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction – A safe direction depends on your environment.
  2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use – Ask yourself, are you ready to use this gun?
  4. Know your target and what is behind it – You need to be aware of your backstop and what is beyond it.
  5. You need to ensure your gun is safe to operate – Read the manual, make sure it works properly. Guns are mechanical and mechanical devices fail!
  6. Know how to use your gun – Be sure you know how to utilize the safety features of your gun. Know how to load and unload, know how the gun works.
  7. Utilize the proper ammunition for your gun – There are a plethora of different types of ammunition out there. Some look very similar.
  8. Wear the appropriate safety equipment – Always utilize eye and ear protection.
  9. NEVER use alcohol or drugs before or while you are operating a gun.
  10. Be aware that certain types of guns and certain types of shooting activities require additional safety precautions.

 

 

LINKS:

NRA Safety Rules – http://training.nra.org/nra-gun-safety-rules.aspx

 

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