10 Commandments of Safe Firearm Handling

10 Commandments of Safe Firearm Handling

  1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
  2. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  3. Identify your target and what is beyond it.
  4. Ensure the firearm and ammunition are in good working condition and that only the correct ammunition is used.
  5. Store firearms and ammunition separately under lock and key, and use trigger locks.
  6. Always keep the action open except when actually hunting or preparing to shoot and always keep your finger off the triger except when firing.
  7. Never point a firearm at anything you do not want to shootAvoid all horseplay with a firearm.
  8. Never climb a fence, tree, stand, or jump a ditch without unloading your firearm.
  9. Never shoot at a flat hard surface or water.
  10. Avoid alcohol and other drugs before or during hunting and shooting.

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