If you are a hunter, a gun collector, or otherwise keep guns in your home, it is important to know proper gun safety rules and to educate visitors, about staying safe around guns. Unfortunately, devastating accidents involving guns, especially in the hands of children, happen every day. Keep yourself and your family safe around guns by adhering to these safety rules recommended by the National Rifle Association.
Safety Rules to Prevent Gun Injuries
Although the following gun safety rules may seem like common sense, it is important to practice them at all times in order to help prevent accidents and injuries:
- Keep guns unloaded until ready for use. When you pick up a gun, immediately activate the safety. Remove the gun’s magazine (if it has one) before opening the action to check for ammunition. Inspect the chamber to make sure it is free of ammunition. If you do not know how to properly handle and inspect the gun, leave it alone and ask for assistance from someone knowledgeable about guns.
- Never point a gun at another person or animal, even if you think the gun is unloaded. Always treat a gun as if it were loaded, and never point it in a direction that would cause injury or damage if the gun accidentally goes off. Use common sense to determine a safe direction to point your gun.
- Keep your finger away from the trigger until you are ready to fire. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard and never touch the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
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