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Careless handling is the cause of most hunting-related firearm incidents. All careless handling incidents could be prevented if shooters followed three simple rules:

  1. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction at all times.
  2. Keep the gun's safety on and the chamber empty until ready to fire.
  3. Keep fingers away from the trigger until ready to fire.

There is no excuse for handling firearms carelessly, and there is no way to call back a bullet if you are guilty of careless handling!