1.Treat all guns as if they are loaded!
2.Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy!
3.Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target!1
4.Always be sure of your target!
The National Rifle Association has rendered them into just THREE basic “always keep” rules…
A.Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
B.Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
C.Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
Note the accidental discharge at the Raleigh Gun Show was caused by someone who violated ALL THREE of the last set of rules. He brought a loaded gun into a public area, not pointed in a safe direction and apparently pulled the trigger as he removed it from the case. I’ve never know a hammer to fall without manipulation from a human being. A gun cannot make a mistake, it isn’t possible. It acts on physics alone. Following any one of the ABC rules above would have prevented injury at the show and following rule B or C would have prevented it all together. Thats what I meant by the rules ‘backing each other up’ to a certain degree. Follow the rules. Don’t hang around a situation where people are not following the rules. That keeps your name off the accident report, the lawsuit, the hospital admission form and possibly the tombstone. Be Safe my friends.