As lethal weapons, firearms and firearm safety need to be the top priority on every shooter’s list. To experienced shooters, the precautions when using a firearm should be engrained into their heads, and first-timers should not venture to start shooting on their own.

But even the experienced and the guided falter sometimes.

This video compiled by a firearm safety instructor shows negligent discharges, improper equipment checks, improper attire and use of a firearm by incapable or inexperienced people. It’d be wise to learn from other’s mistakes.

Fundamental Gun Safety Rules

As outlined by the NRA, safe gun handling rules are:

  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.
  4. Know your target and what is beyond.
  5. Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
  6. Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  7. Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
  8. Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
  9. Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
  10. Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.

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