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The Four Rules introduced by Colonel Jeff Cooper, are:

1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

—Jeff Cooper

The NRA provides a similar set of rules:

ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

—The National Rifle Association, The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling

Please make a sticky of this...:trink40:
 

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Excellent idea.

I'd add to the list to secure the weapons where non authorized people can not gain access. Rather they be adult or children.

Mike
 

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Locks

There are several types of locks that serve to make it difficult to discharge a firearm. Locks are considered less effective than keeping firearms stored in a lockable safe since locks are more easily defeated than approved safes. After stealing a locked firearm, a thief can bypass the lock at their leisure.

Trigger locks prevent motion of the trigger. However a trigger lock does not guarantee that the firearm cannot be discharged. Some trigger locks are integrated into the design of the weapon, requiring no external parts besides the key.

Chamber locks aim to block ammunition from being chambered, since most firearms typically cannot be discharged unless the ammunition is in the correct position.

Cable locks are a popular type of chamber lock that usually threads through the breech and ejection port of repeating-action firearms; they generally prevent full cycling of the action, especially preventing a return to "battery", with the breech fully closed. In many designs of pistol and rifle, they also prevent the proper insertion of a magazine.




Typical Gun Safe...

 

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The Locks are not made/used for Thief deterrent. They are to keep kids and mad wife's from accidentally discharging your firearm without permission.:fing32:
 

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I would add another rule to those listed above; may sound like common sense to an experienced gun owner, but you'd be surprised what the less experienced will do:

NEVER hand a loaded gun to another person, regardless of how carefully you do it, and regardless if it's between "friends". If you do, you've accomplished two things;
1-you just disarmed yourself
2-you just armed someone else.
 
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