projectiles to ricochet and kill or seriously injure persons anddamage property.Always wear adequate eye and hearing protection whileshooting
. Firearms, upon discharge, are extremely loud, andviolently eject spent cases, hot gasses and particles. Operators and bystanders must wear adequate eye and hearing protection at alltimes while shooting to prevent permanent vision and hearing loss.
Never drop a firearm or allow the muzzle to strike hard objects.
Sharp blows to a firearm my cause it to fire accidentally or damageit making it unsafe to fire.
Always unload the firearm and check the bore of the barrel to make sure there are no obstructionsafter dropping the firearm. Never shoot a firearm which has anobstructed bore or which has been damaged. If unsure as to thecondition of a firearm, have it examined by a competentgunsmith before shooting.Always unload the firearm when finished shooting. Whileunloading, always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction,remove the magazine, empty the chamber and visually inspect itto make sure no round is present.Never use a firearm if you have consumed alcohol, or if you aretaking drugs or medication which could alter or impair yourvision, physical responses, or judgement.Always store your firearms, unloaded, locked up, and out of thesight and out of the reach of children and other unauthorizedpersons
. It is your responsibility to make sure that children andother unauthorized persons do not have access to your firearms andthat the firearms are safely stored out of sight and in a secure place.
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