Basic Rules for Gun Safety and Proper Handling of Firearms

March 18, 2016

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John Dillon

Jun 23, 8:41am

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John Dillon

Jun 15, 9:11pm

If U thought Stop & Frisk policies were terrible, just wait until there are national red flag laws…

Instead of being stopped in the street and searched for a BS reason, they will now get to kick your door in, trash your house, and seize your property.

#guncontrol #RedFlagLaws

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John Dillon

Jun 2, 10:20pm

“Weapon of war” is just the new BS term to replace “assault weapon” in order to scare society into caving to greater government control and the further elimination of fundamental rights:

Change my mind.

#guncontrol #2A #guns #gunpolicy

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John Dillon

Jun 2, 8:27pm

The fact that this person doesn’t get the irony of suggesting we send AR15s to Ukraine where civilians are taking up arms to defend against an invading government/military is scary. twitter.com/marcnyc36/stat…

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John Dillon

Jun 2, 8:19pm

Yea, screw checks and balances and the Constitution! Let’s go straight to tyrannical dictatorships! 🤦🏻‍♂️ twitter.com/greg_price11/s…

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John Dillon

Jun 2, 8:10pm

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John Dillon

Jun 2, 8:05pm

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John Dillon

Jun 2, 9:24am

I encourage all law abiding adults to purchase whatever arm they choose, for whatever lawful purpose they have.

Whether you are white, black, brown, purple, green, I could care less.

In fact, AR15s are ideal self defense.
#shootback #stayarmed #rightsforeveryone twitter.com/calltoactivism…

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John Dillon

May 31, 4:44pm

For all those who say a good guy with a pistol is no match for a shooter with an “assault weapon…”

The day after the Uvalde shooting, a women w/ a pistol shot & killed a shooter w/ an AR15 and stopped a mass shooting.

#shootback #2A #guncontrol

news.yahoo.com/woman-lawfully…

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John Dillon

May 30, 3:54pm

As if anyone needed even more proof that @JustinTrudeau is a tyrant twitter.com/gunpolicy/stat…

With all the debate on whether or not individuals are allowed to own firearms, many forget to enforce basic firearm safety when handling and operating a firearm. It is surprising how often people are unaware of the most basic firearm safety procedures even if they have been shooting for years.

This article is not only for those who own a firearm, but for everyone whether you own a gun or not. This is because you may come across a firearm some time in your life and its always better to be knowledgeable and safe than ignorant and unsafe. If you own a gun, know someone with a gun, or just always want to be prepared, these rules will lay the proper foundation and help keep everyone safe.

1. ALWAYS act as if the gun is loaded. 

People often overlook this rule or even brush it off as they become more comfortable with handling a firearm. However, there is a reason that this is rule number 1. If you treat every gun as if it were loaded, the likelihood of any negligent discharge drops tremendously.

Even if you have checked and cleared the gun, it is to be treated as if it was loaded at all times. Most negligent discharges happen when a person is cleaning their firearm or taking it in or out of storage, because they assume that it was put away empty. Do not make this mistake.

2. NEVER place your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

Again, this is a simple rule, but it is broken almost every time I see someone handle a firearm. When holding a gun, your fingers naturally wrap around the grip. Thus, your trigger finger naturally falls on the trigger. This is a habit that needs to be broken. They only way to break this habit is constant reinforcement. Therefore, the only time it is acceptable to place your finger on the trigger is when you have a target in front of you and are about to fire the gun. 

3. ALWAYS know what you are shooting at AND also know what is behind your intended target.

When partaking in the sport of shooting, or even if you are shooting in self-defense, you must know what you are shooting at and what is behind your target. You do not want to hit something dangerous, or even someone you didn’t intend to shoot. If you know your target and what is behind it, it will be dramatically safer.  Remember, the best shooters in the world miss. Everyone misses, there is no exception.  Therefore, if you are going to shoot at a target, you better be sure of what is beyond the target. 

Takeaway

If you truly follow all of these rules, the likelihood of an accident that results in the injury of yourself or another is very slim. These rules work together to ensure that even if one is broken, as long as the other two are followed, there is still a strong chance that no one will get hurt. These rules are for everyone, both veteran shooters and beginners. Every time you handle a gun, you should consciously remember and apply these rules.