I am a firm believe that everyone, regardless of their stance on gun control, should learn firearm safety. Education on safe gun handling practices, storage and hunter safety help prevent injuries and accidents.

The four basic rules of firearm safety everyone should know before they handle a gun in their simplest form:

  1. Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
  2. Never point a gun’s muzzle at anything you don’t want to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  4. Always be aware of your target and what is beyond it.

Click on the image for a printable version of these safety rules. Post them at your range, in your gun safe and any where you handle guns as a reminder. Remember, as a responsible gun owner it is your responsibility to learn and understand the basic rules of firearm safety. Never take firearm safety for granted.


Gun Safety Begins With Education


Firearm safety is something children need to learn too. There are excellent resources for parents and educators to help children learn what they should and should not do around guns. As a pro-gun parent, it can be a challenge dealing with those who wish to remain ignorant about guns and true firearm safety. Children & Guns – Everyone has an Opinion is a post I shared about how I introduced my first daughter to the wonderful world of shooting and advice on how to deal with those who oppose talking to kids about guns.

In an effort to promote talking to kids about guns, I created the #takeaMOMent firearm safety social media campaign. Become a part of a movement that is truly dedicated to firearm safety! Talk to your kids on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and every time they have questions about guns. Check out NSSF’s Project ChildSafe and the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program as resources for parents, educators and child care providers to help ensure kids stay safe.




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