After all, a child as young as 3 has the strength to pull a trigger. Bill Brassard, director of Project ChildSafe, a gun-safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has some simple tips for parents: Always keep guns locked and out of reach of children.
Many firearm related Web sites have just a few gun safety rules, to as much as ten.
I have fifty of them listed here. Won't you take time today to join me in fighting against unnecessary gun accidents? A lack of knowledge and carelessness are the only two causes of a negligent firearm discharge. Now that you are on the most comprehensive and all encompassing gun safety page currently found anywhere in the world, a lack of knowledge is not an excuse.
There are three rules of safe gun handling. Learn them right here. Repeat them as many times as you wish, I'll sit here and wait for you A safe direction is defined as a direction where if the gun discharged, nobody would get hurt.
The best direction to point a gun is generally at the ground and to the side. If everyone followed this one rule, it would bring an end to accidental firearm related deaths. Be aware that the "safe direction" may change as you change your location.
There is a natural tendency to place the index finger inside the trigger guard. This MUST be avoided. Condition yourself to place your shooting hand index finger along the side of the frame. If you stumble and begin to fall while holding a firearm, please be aware that your hand and fingers will begin to clench naturally during your fall.
That is why you must condition yourself to place your trigger finger outside of the trigger guard when handling or carrying a gun.
There is no reason whatsoever that your finger should be on the trigger unless you have safely and appropriately acquired your target and your sight picture and are ready for the trigger squeeze. The action is the moving parts of the gun that allow loading, unloading, firing and extraction of the empty case or shell.
If you are not ready to use it, keep the action open and unloaded. With an open and unloaded action, the only injury that might occur, is if you drop the firearm on your foot.
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An excuse often heard following an accidental death is that " I thought it was unloaded. Never target shoot or hunt with a firearm, when you are too tired or fatigued to continue to pay attention and operate a firearm safely. After getting a brand new gun or your first firearm, you may have a tendency to stay out too long.
Call it a day before you get too tired to pay attention. NEVER point a gun at something or someone that you don't intend to shoot at.
As Jeff Cooper would say "Don't point a gun at anything you are not prepared to destroy. Condition yourself to do this. Check that action again, even if you just checked it. Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
Inviting a hot piece of metal or powder in your eye is not a very good idea, in fact it hurts like hell. If you want to be able to hear your grandchildren, you should have ear plugs or ear protection muffs and use them according to the instructions.
If they have their finger on the trigger, pulling on the barrel could discharge the gun and injure you. This is the most common type of accident among young people. NEVER use drugs or alcohol before or during shooting.
Alcohol or drugs can impair judgment. Mistakes are more likely to happen under the influence of alcohol. Be vigilant about safety, don't drink alcohol or use some prescription drugs while handling a gun.
Ok, I made up the "Stupidity Factor", but my point remains. This rule applies especially when reloading ammunition. NEVER shoot into water and avoid ricochets.The U.S. has one of the highest reported rates of unintentional child gun deaths in the world.
Not many people are aware how big of a problem gun accidents in the US actually are. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, during alone there have been well over shootings involving children ages 1 [ ].
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While efforts at gun control are still being fought, children's advocates are urging parents and communities to take their own steps to protect kids. Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting to end gun violence. We are mayors, moms, survivors, and everyday Americans.
If a society can be measured by how safe it keeps its kids, then America looks anything but great. Government data and academic research on gun violence show that young people in the United States are at disturbing risk of getting shot — by other children, by their parents, by themselves, by.
Children who participate in gun safety programs often ignore what they learned when they encounter a real firearm, research shows. The report, which appears in Health Promotion Practice, reviewed.