Gun safety important for all ages.

Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 01:55 PM.

This week I have the privilege of teaching a Gun Safety Camp for kids through the Surf City Community Center. This camp is designed for 9-14 year olds but the information is pertinent to people of all ages. 

Sometimes we forget the most basic of safety rules so today let’s have a refresher course, shall we?

Rule No. 1 – Always treat a gun as if it were loaded and always point the barrel in a safe direction.

Rule No. 2 – A gun not in use should be locked up and out of reach of a minor at all times. No exceptions.

Rule No. 3 – Always wear eye and ear protection when firing any type of firearm. 

Rule No. 4 – Always use the correct ammo and make sure you gun is clean and in good working condition. 

Rule No. 5 – If you gun does not fire when the trigger is pulled, immediately move to a safe area where you can open and inspect the firearm or get someone who can help you. Do not pull the trigger again!

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