"T.A.B. + K"—The Four Primary Rules of Firearm Safety
Whenever firearms are being handled, an incident can occur if the firearm is not handled responsibly. Preventing hunting incidents depends on knowing and understanding firearms, and handling them skillfully and safely. Responsible hunters practice safe habits until they become second nature.
- Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
- Always keep the muzzle in a safe direction.
- Be sure of your target and beyond.
- Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.