Safety Rules

Rules for Safe Gun Handling
Three basic rules apply whenever you are handling a gun – under all circumstances. Rule Number 1 is the “Golden Rule of Gun Safety.”

  1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Rules for Safe Gun Use and Storage

  1. Know your target and what is beyond.
  2. Know how to safely use the gun.
  3. Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
  4. Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  5. Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
  6. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
  7. Store guns so that they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.