Gun Safety

Gun safety is not a one time activity.  You don't take one gun safety class and become an expert.   Gun safety is an ongoing activity that must be practiced every day.

Laws concerning firearm ownership, storage and handling vary among states and local jurisdictions. Learn and comply with your state and local laws and those of any jurisdiction to which you plan to transport or use firearms.
If you own firearms you are responsible for the safe handling of those arms.
If you have children you are responsible for safeguarding them and teaching them gun safety.
Each participant in a public situation with guns, such as target shooting or hunting,  is responsible for gun safety.  This means for yourself and others. If you see an unsafe practice point it out and correct it immediately.
The following is a list of safety tips compiled from everywhere. After items one and two they are not in any particular priority order.

1. Always keep firearms pointed in a safe direction

2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3. Always keep firearms unloaded until you are ready to shoot.

4. All firearms should always be assumed to be loaded and should be handled as such.

5. Don't rely on your gun's safety.

6. Use correct ammunition for your gun.

7 .Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.

8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.

9. Store firearms unloaded and under lock and key.

10. Store ammunition separate from firearms and under lock and key.

11. Never store firearms in a place accessible to children.

12. Teach children the basic principles of firearm safety.