Here are a few safety rules that should be followed when using firearms.

  • Always treat a firearm as if it is loaded

  • Always make sure the firearms is pointed in a safe direction

  • Always keep your finger out of the trigger guard and off the trigger until you are ready to fire

  • Always be aware that safety devices can (and sometimes do) fail. Safety devices are not a substitute for safe handling and common sense.

  • Always use ammunition designed for use in your firearms

  • Always be sure of your target and what lies beyond your target

  • Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting

  • Always refrain from using alcohol or drugs before or while shooting

  • Always store firearms unloaded in a locked container and separate from ammunition. Be certain firearms are inaccessible to children and unauthorized adults.