Below are the most quoted gun safety rules

Three Rules for Safe Gun Handling from the NRA

  • 1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • 2. Always Keep your Finger off the trigger until Ready to Shoot
  • 3. Always Keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Jeff Cooper’s 4 Rules of Firearm Safety

  • 1.Always treat firearms as if they are loaded at all times.
  • 2. Never point a firearm at something you are Not willing to destroy.
  • 3. Keep your Finger off the trigger until your sights are on your target.
  • 4. Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.