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  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Attempt to engage the safety.
  • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard.
  • Open the action.
  • Remove the ammunition; eject cartridges or shells if it’s the only way to remove them–use extra care with lever-action firearms.
  • Count shells or cartridges to make sure the gun is empty.
  • Ensure the safety is on.
  • Visually check the chamber and receiver/magazine to make sure it’s clear.

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