In this day and age, regulating gun safety is a top priority as guns in the hands of careless individuals can make a dangerous weapon, a deadly one. But for the learned hunter or marksman, it can be a very effective hunting tool. Educating oneself about gun safety should never be skipped, and there's still plenty to learn! We got you started with the four basic rules of gun safety but here's more! These are the commandments for gun safety that everyone should know!
Commandments Of Rifle & Gun Safety
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If you think that there are only four rules to gun safety, think again. There are numerous possibilities where a gun proves to be deadly, not only to other people, but to the hunter who wields it as well. Take the time to learn the ten commandments of rifle and gun safety to be sure you're always handling your firearm the right way.
1 Assume Every Gun Is Loaded
Even when you know the gun is not loaded, always assume that it is. You never know when your mind will play tricks on you so to be safe, never handle a gun carelessly.
2 Always Point The Gun In A Safe Direction
Guns are known to misfire from time to time and when that happens, at least there's no one there to get shot.
3 Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Unless You're Ready To Shoot
To avoid accidentally pulling the trigger while the muzzle is pointed at another person, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you're sure of your target.
4 Be Sure Of Your Target And Beyond
You must always account for the things behind your target. Bullets can make exit holes on deer and other targets, especially for high caliber firearms, and still have enough momentum to harm other people or animals.
5 Proper Gun Storage
Storing the gun and ammunition in different locations is a good practice and should always be followed.
Gun safety is an important aspect in today's society, and it should always be a goal for every responsible gun owner out there to know that it is not only a given right they carry but also it is their responsibility. These commandments for gun safety are good reminders for what and what not to do when handling your firearms. And even if you are a learned marksman or hunter, it never hurts to get some more tips on gun safety!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Feb 27, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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