Careless handling is the cause of many hunting-related firearm incidents in Washington. All careless handling incidents could be prevented if shooters followed three simple rules:
- Treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction at all times.
- Keep the gun’s safety on and the chamber empty until ready to fire.
- 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.