Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Rules of Gun Safety

Folks, this is too darn important.

Like any tool, firearms should be used properly and only by competent users.

Train your family to live by these rules!

The 4 Rules of Gun Safety

Rule # 1
Treat all guns as if they are always loaded.
  • Always assume that a gun has a bullet in the chamber and is ready to shoot!
  • Learn from a competent instructor how to properly operate a gun so you can be certain of its status.

Rule # 2
Never point the gun at anything you do not want to destroy or kill.
  • Inexperienced users will point the gun without thinking of the gun in their hands. Therefore, if you are holding a gun, point it towards a designated "safe area" at all times.
  • Never play with guns.

Rule # 3
Keep your finger straight and off the trigger.

  • Never insert your finger on the trigger unless you are already aiming at your target and are about to shoot.
  • A common cause of accidents is when people keep their fingers on the trigger while running, falling, getting startled, or forgetting about their trigger fingers!

Rule # 4
Be absolutely sure of your target, and what is around it.  

  • Always be 100% certain of your intended target before you even point your gun at it.  Be aware of what is behind the target or what you can accidentally hit.
  • Your bullets may also penetrate walls and hit people on the other side. 
  • You are responsible for all of your shots even in a life-threatening situation!


Gun Safety For Children

Don't touch 
Leave the area 
Tell an adult

    • Children need to recognize what a gun looks like so they can take the appropriate action by leaving the area w/o touching it, and then to notify an adult right away.

    Never compromise with any of these rules!

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