Firearm Safety

“Get to, know your firearm; become thoroughly aware of the way it works and how to look after it properly.”

National Firearms Safety Code

  1. Treat every firearm as being loaded.
  2. Your firearms are your responsibility.
  3. Always ensure your firing zone is clear and identify your target beyond all doubt.
  4. Never point a firearm at or near another person.
  5. Never load a firearm until you are ready to shoot.
  6. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  7. When you have finished shooting remove the magazine (if fitted), unload and then check that the chamber is empty.
  8. Make sure that all firearms are transported securely to prevent misuse or theft.
  9. Never allow unauthorised access to your firearms or ammunition.
  10. Do not climb fences or obstacles with loaded firearms.
  11. Encourage safe and responsible handling of firearms in the field, on the range and within the community.
  12. Never mix shooting with alcohol or drugs.
  13. Understand the operation of your firearm, keep it in good repair, and always use the correct ammunition.
  14. Never store firearms and ammunition together. Ensure they are safely locked away when not in use.
  15. Be familiar with the legal requirements for safe storage, firearms ownership, possession and use in your state or territory, or in the state or territory you are visiting.
  16. Dispose of unwanted firearms lawfully. Surrender them to the police or sell them to or through a licensed dealer.

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Observe this code ~ insist others do the same.

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