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Please also remember to teach the four main rules of firearms safety:

  1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
    By treating every firearm as if it is loaded, a habit of safety is developed.
  2. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction
    A “safe direction” means that the gun is pointed so that even if an accidental discharge occurred, it won’t cause an injury.
  3. Always keep your finger off the trigger
    Rest your finger outside the trigger guard or along the side of the gun until you are actually ready to fire.
  4. Always know your target and what is beyond
    For outdoor shooting, make sure you have an adequate backstop for your bullets to impact. Know what’s beyond that backstop, too, and keep your shots within the safe shooting zone.