Responsible owners of firearms, or weapons of any kind, are very clear about the importance of safety and common sense when it comes to handling them. Recent Chicago IL gun violence makes it more obvious than ever that, regardless of someone’s political or religious views, age or skin color, the subject of guns and gun safety is on many people’s minds.
There are 3 fundamental rules advocated by the NRA (National Rifle Association) for gun safety:1. Your finger must ALWAYS be kept off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Hold a gun correctly by resting your finger either along the side of a gun, or upon the trigger guard. Never touch the trigger until you’re ready to fire.
No matter what is happening, pointing a firearm, loaded or not, in the direction of a person or structure, is never a wise decision. Accidents occur without warning, and a terrible situation can result in an instant. Whoever is holding the gun should keep it pointed to the ground and retain total control of it at all times.
Loaded guns should never be left unattended. If you are unsure about whether or not the weapon has bullets in its chamber, always presume it has. You should check this every time you pick up firearms. If you don’t know how to check it, you probably don’t need to be handling one.
Tragically, news reports about children who have gotten their hands on family firearms are becoming more and more common. Hundreds of deaths result from these preventable situations every year.
The Everytown group is a pro-Second Amendment organization, which teaches families with guns in their homes to train their children and other family members about smart gun ownership.
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