f you only follow one firearm safety rule, let it be this: Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. If you mess everything else up—or some freak mechanical failure occurs—and a round somehow discharges, no one will be injured. This Golden Rule should be the first thing taught to anyone that conveys interest in owning or shooting a firearm. It should probably be impressed upon everyone at an early age, even those that do not express curiosity with gun ownership. If it was, perhaps we could avoid situations like the one in the video above.
- Treat all guns as if they are loaded
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. (Never let the muzzle cover anything you don't want to destroy.)
- Always keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it