Four Basic Rules On Gun Saftey that you won’t soon forget
Most gun owners have gone through some type of gun safety training but it never hurts to brush up on your knowledge. Maybe you’re not yet a gun owner but are thinking about owning one, whatever your situation everyone should at least know the basics. The folks at Griffon Industries put together an unforgettable video about the four basic rules of gun safety that you might actually enjoy watching.
Rule One: Always Assume The Gun Is Loaded
Rule Two: Never Point the gun at something you are not willing to destroy
Rule three: Always be sure of your target and surroundings.
Rule Four: Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
More Information About Gun Saftey As Written By Wendy LaFever With The NRA Family:
“You wouldn’t believe what happened at the airport the other day,” said a friend of mine in low, confidential tones. “I was flying out to a match and went to TSA to check my competition revolver. I showed it to the agent and went to lock it back up when she asked me if she could pick it up. I thought that she merely wanted to inspect it further, so I opened the cylinder so she could see it was unloaded, closed it again, and handed it to her.”
My friend took a deep breath. “Then she picked it up in both hands, pointed it right at a woman walking by, and sighted down the barrel at her. With her finger on the trigger. My heart dropped into my shoes so fast I thought I was going to pass out.”
If you don’t own guns (or even like them), you may not know why what that agent did was such a terrible breach of gun safety. But you should—whatever your personal position on firearms and their place in society. Here’s why.
1. They’re everywhere.
Guns are a fact of life here in America. Estimates vary, but anywhere from one-third to one-half of Americans own firearms. Statistically, what that means is that many (if not most) gun owners don’t match…