NRA recommends the following list of gun safety rules.
THE GOLDEN RULES
Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
NRA GUN SAFETY RULES
Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
Know how to safely use the gun.
Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
Know your target and what is beyond.
Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
Store guns so that they are not accessible to unauthorized persons (especially children).
1. Treat every gun as a loaded Weapon
Don't assume the firearm you're carrying is empty. Give it the respect you would a loaded gun.
2. Watch Your Muzzle
Know and control the direction of your muzzle at all times.
Never pull a gun toward you by the muzzle.
3. Know Your Target
Make sure you identify your target before firing, and know your safe zone of fire.
Prepare yourself by studying game features before hunting.
4. Don't Load before You're Ready
Take down or have all actions open before traveling. Make sure firearms are unloaded while in their cases.
5. Watch Your Step
Never climb fences, jump ditches or make awkward moves while holding a loaded firearm.
6. Make sure of Your Backstop
Be aware of your line of sight. Make sure your backstop is more than adequate.
Avoid shooting at hard, flat surfaces or bodies of water, and always wear ear and eye protection.
7. Keep It Serious
No matter how enjoyable it is, hunting is no game. Avoid horseplay,
and never point a firearm where you don't want to shoot.
8. Inspect your Firearm
Before loading, inspect your barrel for obstructions.
Check ammunition to make sure its specifications match those of your gun.
9. Store Firearms Safely
When not in use, store unloaded firearms separately from ammunition.
Keep all out of reach of children and inexperienced users.
10. Never Drink and Hunt
Never consume alcoholic beverages or other mood-altering drugs before or while hunting.
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