Posts Tagged ‘Gun Safety’

Anytime a person handles a firearm, they need to be aware of the four rules of gun safety.  These rules are as follows.

  • Handle all weapons as if they are loaded.  Never assume a firearm is unloaded.  Every time you pick up a firearm you should visually and physically inspect the weapon twice to make sure the weapon is unloaded if it is not in use.
  • Never allow the muzzle to cross in front of anything you aren’t willing to destroy.  Always keep your weapon pointed in the safest possible direction.  You must control where the muzzle is pointed at all times.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are ready to shoot.   Your trigger finger should be indexed against the frame of the weapon, not on the trigger until you have aquired your target and are ready to fire.
  • Be sure of your target and what is beyond and around your target.  Never shoot at an unidentified target.  Every bullet will hit something so make sure of your targets and what is in front of them, behind them and around them.