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Whenever handguns are being handled, an incident can occur if the gun is not handled responsibly. Gun safety rules are meant to eliminate the chance of an incident.

  • Obey the Ten Commandments of Handgun Safety.
  • Use common sense.
  • Be responsible with your handgun.

The Four Primary Rules of Firearm Safety

  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Treat every firearm with the respect due a loaded gun.
  • Be sure of the target and what is in front of it and beyond it.
  • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
Practicing handgun safety