The 4 Rules of Firearm Safety

The following are non-negotiable:

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.
  • If you need to practice dry-firing, make sure that your live ammunition is in a separate room!

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.
  • If you are not sure where your bullet will go, do not take the shot.
  • 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

Train children to automatically do the following actions when they see a gun:
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.

    Teach them to always think of guns to be dangerous and that they are not toys.