Getting flippant with guns can cost you dearly. How much do you know about firearm safety? Take this quiz to find out.
The trigger guard encloses the trigger and makes it harder for the trigger to be accidentally bumped.
Safeties can fail, as can any man-made mechanism.
You should open it and make sure the gun is unloaded, too.
Treating all guns as if they were loaded can save many lives and limbs.
A hair trigger releases at the slightest amount of pressure.
You should have already gone through every other safety procedure before touching the trigger.
Less than twenty states hold them criminally liable for improper storage.
The simple act of unloading the gun and placing it on the other side protects you and everyone around you.
Assume that you will destroy anything that winds up on the wrong side of the sights.
It's why you should never shoot if there are vulnerable objects or people behind a given target.
You need awareness of the entire scene before you shoot.
Approved firing ranges are the safest places to shoot.
Some advanced versions scan fingerprints before you can fire.
Fully automatic weapons fire many bullets with one trigger pull.
Many owners keep ammo in the same location as the gun and inadvertently make unauthorized access easier.
Eighty percent are boys.
Many handguns are as loud as 160 decibels. It's why you should wear ear protection when you're shooting.
The gun may become obstructed. It's one of the most dangerous mistakes you can make.
Depending on who loaded the ammo, the quality could veer from excellent to dangerous.
All of these scenarios are possible, but ricocheting bullets are extremely common.
Proper care before you shoot and store your firearm will ensure its longevity and safety.
It depends on the state, but generally substance use and firearms don't really mix.
Water does weird things to the path of a bullet, including causing it to careen elsewhere.
You're always safer if you have a friend around to help in case of emergency.
Lead dust is poison to people, so it's best to minimize the possibility of inhaling it.
To avoid careless accidents, you should store the key in a safe location.
It takes only seconds for an unauthorized person to grab an unattended gun.
Advanced technologies shut down the gun if it is removed from approved firing areas, such as a shooting range.
Forty-seven thousand deaths is a lot of accidental bloodshed.
That's why you should always check for obstructions before you load the gun.