FIREARM SAFETY TIPS
Treat every firearm as being loaded >
Treat every firearm as being loaded. If it has not been continually in your possession, there is a chance that it may be loaded. If you have not personally checked it, assume that it is loaded.
Always check that the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction >
Always check that the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction. Do not point a loaded or unloaded firearm at anybody, or at anything you do not wish to shoot.
This is one of the most important safety precautions and should be faithfully followed until it becomes a habit.
Unless in storage, never leave firearms unattended >
Unless in storage, never leave firearms unattended. Never leave a firearm lying about the house.
Keep out of reach of Children >
Make sure your firearms and ammunition are always kept out of the reach of children. Children are inquisitive and could match ammunition with a firearm and accidentally discharge it creating grave danger to themselves and others.
Avoid Horseplay >
Never "skylark" or engage in "horseplay" when you have a firearm in your hands. This is irresponsible behaviour and can result in a serious accident.
Never mix alcohol or drugs with firearms use >
Never mix alcohol or drugs with firearms use. Alcohol dulls and slows mental and physical faculties. Alertness is essential to proper and safe firearms use