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    Firearms safety

    Over the years I have gained appreciation for the various gun safety rules, and ultimately I have come up with several lists of my own.

    I now divide these into smaller lists covering first firearms handling, then firearms shooting, and finally range safety rules.

    Shorter lists are easier to remember.

    My first list consisting of firearms safe handling rules are these things:

    1 - Never point a firearm at anything or anyone that you don't intend to kill, whether loaded or unloaded.

    2 - Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot, whether loaded or unloaded.

    3 - Keep your handgun in its holster except to shoot it or to clean it.

    4 - When you handle any firearm first check to make sure it is unloaded even if someone else already checked it.

    5 - Always treat all firearms as if they are loaded, whether they are loaded or not.

    Then there are 5 more rules for shooting a firearm:

    1 - Always consider everything around, in front of, and behind your target before touching the trigger.

    2 - Change the angle of your shot by kneeling or moving if you must to avoid collateral damage behind your target before shooting.

    3 - Squeeze the trigger not jerk it while holding the front site blade on target.

    4 - Keep aiming after the shot.

    5 - Scan the area for accomplices after taking down the main opponent.

    Most shooting ranges have their list of rules posted. There are several versions of these, and rules for indoor ranges are different than at outdoor ranges. Two rules apply to all ranges however:

    1 - Eye and ear protection is always required.

    2 - Be aware of the other shooters and observe them carefully before you start shooting and be aware of their bad habits.

    3 - Move to a different shooting station if it is warranted for better safety.

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  3. Hi,

    This is really important safety rules that should be considered while using Firearms.

    Thanks for sharing the same.

    Keep it up..

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    WTH? The 4 rules aren't enough?
    In an emergency individuals do not rise to the occasion, they fall to the level of their MASTERED training
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eidolon View Post
    WTH? The 4 rules aren't enough?
    The 4 rules are definitely not enough, no.

  6. This is what pisses me off about the gun grabbers they can't understand that a gun is a tool anf can only do 3 things 1) function 2) fail 3) rust

    Everything else that happens comes from not adhering to safety standards, lack of training, or generally use by bad/ evil people.

    I believe there should be some level of firearms training everyone should poses, but hey that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blredneck13 View Post
    This is what pisses me off about the gun grabbers they can't understand that a gun is a tool anf can only do 3 things 1) function 2) fail 3) rust

    Everything else that happens comes from not adhering to safety standards, lack of training, or generally use by bad/ evil people.

    I believe there should be some level of firearms training everyone should poses, but hey that's just me.
    Guns are like sex however.

    It's the dirty little secret that everybody does not want to talk about but everybody does it.

    I like Massad Ayoob's viewpoint that public carry is a privilege like a drivers license and warrants training and testing.

    But he freely admits that his view is viewed as too progressive by most gun enthusiasts.

    Gun ownership in private is a right and should not be infringed. However that also requires training to be safe. And a whole lot of gun owners never get any formal professional training at all.

    As far as the far left element like Feinstein and Pelosi who are all anti gun, they can have mine when they peel it from my cold dead hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKS View Post
    I like Massad Ayoob's viewpoint that public carry is a privilege like a drivers license and warrants training and testing.

    But he freely admits that his view is viewed as too progressive by most gun enthusiasts.
    I prefer the good, old fashioned 2nd Amendment. You can keep your "progress".
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I prefer the good, old fashioned 2nd Amendment. You can keep your "progress".
    Well as explained by Scalia in "Heller" the "keep" clause means in your house and the "bear" clause means bring to a militia call-up.

    But you really need to read it carefully to get this part.

    He specifically leaves public possession to the various States to regulate.

    Ergo you are off topic and uninformed, again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKS View Post
    I like Massad Ayoob's viewpoint that public carry is a privilege like a drivers license and warrants training and testing.

    But he freely admits that his view is viewed as too progressive by most gun enthusiasts.
    I actually know Massad Ayoob and he never said anything like this
    In an emergency individuals do not rise to the occasion, they fall to the level of their MASTERED training
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by HKS View Post
    Well as explained by Scalia in "Heller" the "keep" clause means in your house and the "bear" clause means bring to a militia call-up.

    But you really need to read it carefully to get this part.

    He specifically leaves public possession to the various States to regulate.

    Ergo you are off topic and uninformed, again.
    FAIL. In the Heller decision, the US Supreme held, "1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home."

    Scalia never limited keeping a firearm to the home. He merely stated that the right to keep a firearm in the home existed. And he clearly stated that the operative clause of the 2nd Amendment "the right of the People to keep and bear arms" was unconnected with service in a militia.

    The Supreme Court in 2008 made it clear that the right to “keep” a gun is a personal right, and that it means one has a right to keep a functioning firearm for self-defense within the home. But it has refused repeatedly since then to take on the question of whether that right exists also outside the home.

    A court decision declaring that a right to do something under certain circumstances in no way limits that right in other circumstances unless that is also included in the ruling. The Heller decision did not address the right to bear arms in general public places - neither establishing it nor denying it.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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