While guns are safe to use when handled with care, proper attention, and education, they can pose a great danger to other people if mishandled.
That’s why firearms training is very important so as to keep you safe (and to keep others safe), because most of the accidents involving guns are caused by failure to follow basic rules in guns safety.
When these rules are ignored, accidents CAN happen. And this may result in serious injuries and even death. So it is extremely crucial for anyone who owns firearms to undergo proper training on how to use it and care for it.
Owning A Gun Is A Big Responsibility. Therefore, You Must Be Aware Of These Basic Rules In Gun Safety:
When using a gun or hiring any firearms in general, there are rules that you need to follow to ensure your safety and the safety of others. And these rules should not only be followed by heart as you also need to constantly practice to make it a routine, a habit, and an instinctive move any time you use a gun.
Always treat guns and firearms as if they are loaded at all times
Never make a mistake of assuming the firearm isn’t loaded, even if you are sure that it’s not. This is where most gun owners tend to ignore. That’s why they end up firing the gun and causing accidents in the process.
Don’t point the gun at anyone
Never aim at anyone or at anything unless you are planning to shoot. While this may be a bit extreme, it is for your own good. So it’s best to point the muzzle downward if you will not use it.
Don’t put your finger on the gun’s trigger until you are ready to shoot
Always remember: fingers off the trigger at all times to avoid misfire. While guns have safety mechanisms, the true safety is in your hands.
Identify your target and its surroundings
Take note: bullets can travel long distances and penetrate materials. So before you shoot, make sure that you aim only at the target and be mindful of surroundings.
Rules Of The Gun Range
It is recommended that you follow the Range Safety Officers’ instructions during firearms training. Also you need to follow the rules of the gun range and do what the RSO says at all times with no exception whatsoever.