The Cardinal Rules of Firearms Safety

  1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
  2. Never let the muzzle point at anything you are not willing to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you have made the decision to fire.
  4. Identify your target and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything you have not positively identified.