Firearms Safety Rules
1. All firearms are ALWAYS loaded.
Don’t pretend that this is true. Assume every firearm you come in contact with is loaded until you prove it otherwise. Do not believe it when someone says: “It isn’t loaded.”
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
If you would not want to see a bullet hole in it do not allow a firearm’s muzzle to point at it. EVER!
3. Keep your finger off the trigger and on something solid until your sights are on the target and the decision to shoot has been made.
If you keep your finger inside or near the trigger guard you are not about to shoot you may experience Involuntary Convulsive Reflex which results in a Negligent Discharge. Speed is not gained by prematurely placing your finger on the trigger.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond.
Never shoot at sounds or a target you cannot positively identify. Know what is in-line with the target and what is behind it (bullets are designed to go through things). Be aware of your surroundings whether on a range, in the woods, or in a potentially lethal conflict.