The most important thing to remember about firearms – all firearms – is the SAFETY RULES. As I noted before, there are many different versions of the firearms safety rules, but what’s important is that you KNOW them and remember them.
- Always assume the gun is loaded.
- Never let your muzzle cross anything you do not want to destroy.
- Finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
- Know your target and what’s beyond it.
Train on these, recite them in your head, EVERY TIME you are handling a firearm, whether in a gun shop, the range, your home.
We’ll continue to work through these in more detail on WomenWiseGuns.com.