ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.
There are several safe ?carries? depending on the situation.
NEVER ALLOW THE MUZZLE TO POINT IN THE DIRECTION OF A PERSON.
2. TREAT EVERY GUN AS IF IT WERE LOADED.
You can never be positive that you were the last person to handle the gun. Never
take anyone?s word whether or not a gun is loaded. Always check to see
if a gun is loaded when removed from storage or received from another person.
Even if you have fired an airgun one or more times and no pellet or BB was expelled
from the barrel, it does not mean that the magazine of the gun is empty of ammunition.
Any airgun can fail to feed for any number of reasons. Continue to treat the
airgun as loaded and ready to fire. ALWAYS TREAT A GUN AS IF IT IS LOADED EVEN
IF KNOW IT ISN?T.
3. ONLY LOAD OR COCK A GUN WHEN YOU ARE SHOOTING.
A loaded gun has no place in your home or other public place.
4. CHECK YOUR TARGET AND BEYOND YOUR TARGET.
Be sure all persons are well clear of the target area before you shoot. Check
behind and beyond your target to be certain you have a safe backstop and that
no person or property could be endangered.
5. ANYONE SHOOTING OR NEAR A SHOOTER SHOULD WEAR SHOOTING GLASSES.
Also, all other persons should remain behind the shooter.
6. NEVER CLIMB OR JUMP WITH A GUN.
You can?t control the direction of the muzzle if you stumble or fall. You
should safely lay the gun down or hand it to a companion while you climb or jump
7. AVOID RICOCHET.
Never shoot at a flat hard surface or at the surface of water. Ammunition can
ricochet off of water just like a skipped rock.
8. KEEP THE MUZZLE CLEAR.
Never let anything obstruct the muzzle of a gun. Don?t allow the muzzle
to come in contact with the ground.
9. GUNS NOT IN USE SHOULD ALWAYS BE UNLOADED.
Keeping guns unloaded when not in use is critical to the safety of you and others.
When you are finished shooting, put the trigger safety in the ?on? position
and unload the gun. Store guns so that they are inaccessible to untrained shooters
and store ammunition separately from the gun.
10. RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE?S PROPERTY
Whether you?re target shooting or hunting, if you are a guest on other?s
land, you should leave it exactly as you found it.