Firearms That Are Not in Use

Firearms should be Emptied When they are Not in Use

  1. Firearms should be loaded only when you are on the target range or shooting area, ready to shoot. When not in use, guns and ammunition should be secured in a safe place, separate from each other. It is your responsibility to prevent children and unauthorized adults from gaining access to guns or ammunition.  A safe is a preferable spot for your firearm because it can be safely secured.  Do not rely on the safety button, many accidents have occurred from reliance on the safety mechanism.  Always unload all ammunition and be sure to double check that the firearms chamber is empty.
  2. Unload your gun as soon as you are finished. A loaded firearm has no place in or near a car, truck or building. Unload your gun immediately when you have finished shooting, well in advance before you bring it into a car or home. When unloading the firearm be aware of your surroundings and use caution so you do not to set off the firearm.  The immediate dispensary of ammunition is an important part of the safety involved in being a gun owner. Guns should always be handled and stored in a responsible manner at all times. Although recreational shooting is okay, firearms are not a toy and they should be taken very seriously.

Never perform any awkward action with a loaded gun. While in the field, there will be times when common sense and the basic rules of gun safety will require you to unload your gun for maximum safety. Never pull or push a loaded firearm toward yourself or another person. There is never any excuse to carry a loaded gun in a scabbard, a holster not being worn or a gun case. When in doubt, unload your gun!

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