In order to be a responsible gun owner, it’s vital to know the rules of gun safety. The NRA has laid out a set of rules for gun owners to follow. First, the gun should always be pointed in a safe direction in case of accidental discharge. Your finger should never be on the trigger, unless you’re are ready to shoot. Finally, it’s important to always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it. Following these tips are not only good practice, but can save lives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Always point the gun in a safe position so that no one will be harmed if it accidentally goes off.
  • At all times, you should keep your gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
  • The two major causes of firearms accidents are carelessness and ignorance.

“Your trigger finger should always be straight, alongside the frame and out of the trigger guard, until you have made the decision to shoot.”

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