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Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety
1.Treat every firearm with the same respect due a loaded firearm
2.Control the direction of your firearm's muzzle. Carry your firearm
safely, keeping the safety on until ready to shoot. Keep your finger
off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3.Identify your target and what's beyond it. Know the identifying
features of the game you hunt.
4.Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions and that you
have only ammunition of the proper size for the firearm you are
5.Unload firearms when not in use. Leave the actions open. Firearms
should be carried unloaded when traveling to and from shooting areas.
6.Never point a firearm at anything you do not want to shoot. Avoid
all horseplay with a firearm.
7.Never climb a fence or tree, or jump a ditch or log, with a loaded
firearm. Never pull a firearm toward you by the muzzle.
8.Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard surface or water. During target
practice, be sure your backstop is adequate.
9.Store firearms and ammunition separately beyond the reach of
children and careless adults.
10.Avoid alcoholic beverages or other mood-altering drugs before or