Proper Firearm Handling
When handling firearms you should:
Treat all firearms as if loaded.
Always point the firearm in a safe direction.
Never point a firearm in the direction of anyone or anything you don't want to shoot.
Never put your finger on the trigger until ready to shoot.
Know your target and what is behind your target.
Know the firearm and its mechanical characteristics.
Never rely on the firearm's safety.
Use the correct gauge or caliber ammunition.
Never handle a firearm during or after using alcohol or drugs.
Be sure the barrel is not obstructed before shooting.
Wear eye and ear protection.
Store firearms unloaded and in a way to prevent unauthorized use.