Firearm Safety & Education
Safety Is Always
As responsible firearms owners, it is our DUTY to know and understand the rules of firearm safety and safe gun handling. It is our responsibility to ALWAYS implement, follow, practice and teach these rules. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, regardless of what you are doing, who you are with or where you are.
NEVER use alcohol, over-the-counter drugs,
prescription drugs, marijuana / other illegal drugs before or while shooting.
Gun Safety Rules
Additional Safety Rules
There are many things to learn as a new gun owner, and there are a lot of additional safety considerations as you become more involved in the wonderful world of firearms.
Ammunition (i.e., misfires, squib loads), storage, cleaning and repair, customizations, holsters, drawing and reholstering, reloading, and transporting firearms are just a few of the topics you will need to learn about.
Check out the National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation’s more-thorough safety rules.
Are your kids curious about guns?
Teaching your children about firearm safety is always a good idea,
even if you don’t want them to learn to shoot (yet).
We teach our kids about the dangers of drugs, strangers, fire,
drowning, hot stoves, crossing streets, etc.
It makes good sense to also teach them about gun safety.
Does your child know what to do if he or she finds a gun?
Talk to them about it – these resources below are a great place to start.
Click anywhere in the boxes to go to their websites.
Project Child Safe
Having a conversation with kids about firearms can be difficult, but it is an important step
in ensuring they act responsibly when confronted with a gun.
Project ChildSafe has developed a suite of resources and tools to help guide parents in having these conversations.
Eddie Eagle GunSafeProgram – by the NRA
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement,
community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety.
Eddie and his Wing Team are on a mission to help you teach Pre-K through 4th graders what to do if they ever come across a gun…
STOP, DON’T TOUCH, RUN AWAY, TELL A GROWNUP!
New to shooting?
Get proper instruction!
Get quality instruction from a Professional Firearms Instructor BEFORE shooting for the first time.
Unfortunately, there are companies / individuals offering instruction
that may not be qualified, competent or properly insured.
Do your research.
As a firearms owner, It is also your responsibility to become
familiar, proficient, competent and confident with your firearms.
Own a firearm for self defense?
Take a CCW Course!
If you intend on owning a firearm for self protection / home defense, educate yourself by taking your State’s Concealed Carry Weapons course.
Make an ongoing commitment to train regularly with your firearm
so you are safe, accurate, confident and competent. #ondemand
State Firearm Laws / CCW Reciprocity (External Website)