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This is a discussion on The 4 rules of gun safety? within the Basic Gun Handling & Safety forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Originally Posted by Rabbit212 <snip> Please stop and remember that the Majority of us on here may not have your level of training/experience/expertise. I say ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    <snip> Please stop and remember that the Majority of us on here may not have your level of training/experience/expertise.
    I say to your, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you and pray for them which despitefully use you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    I say to your, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you and pray for them which despitefully use you.
    Kind of lost me on this one but sound advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Sometimes ad nauseum...

    Sorry Mike, sometimes I cannot resist urges. No explanation needed.

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    One of the more memorable safety lessons I witnessed at Parris Island. When you came off the firing line the Rifle (M14 @ the time)the bolt was to be locked open. Should the bolt not be open the recruit was told to stand at semi- port arms and open the bolt with their nose. Painful lesson!!!!!. From what I witnessed no one but no one accomplished opening the bolt in that manner.
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    Sounds like I have my bases covered and mist of you folks roughly agree. I would disagree with some of you that say always treat a gun like it is loaded, otherwise I would have some dirty, broken guns. I agree with the premise behind it, but that is why we have the rule about not pointing at something you don't want to destroy. Plus I like to think I'm not a complete moron, and I feel common sense plays a huge role in gun safety as well.

    Thanks for the feedback ladies and gents.

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    The rules of firearm safety are not meant to be followed sequentially...they are meant to be followed simultaneously.


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    The only time I consider a gun not loaded is after I have field stripped it.
    Then I know it is not loaded and can proceed with whatever cleaning or repair I am accomplishing
    No brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    "I'm not arrogant, I'm pedantic. Here, let me explain the difference."
    That's funny!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kshj View Post
    I keep reading about the 4 golden rules of gun safety, however most don't define them. I guess you are just supposed to know. I've been shooting/hunting for 30 some odd years and never had a negligent discharge. Here is what I was taught by my father and grandfather, let's see what you guys think.

    - A firearm is loaded until you confirm otherwise.
    - Never point at something you don't intend to dispatch.
    - Always keep safety on/ finger off trigger until you are ready to fire.
    - Be aware of what is behind your target.

    Is there something I missed? Have I been doing it wrong all these years?
    Your's are close to those originally articulated by Jeff Cooper at the beginning of the Modern Technique, they have always been defined the same;

    Rule One: All guns are always loaded.
    Rule Two: Never let the muzzle cover anything which you are not willing to destroy.
    Rule Three: Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    Rule Four: Always be sure of your target.
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