The ownership of an AR-15 not only gives you a reliable firearm but it also gives you a great deal of responsibility. Now, more than ever, firearms are under intense scrutiny; sportsmen and those who maintainfirearms for security are under great pressure when it comes to firearm safety. Responsible firearm use ensuresthat firearm ownership is not burdened in future generations. Additionally, properly cleaning and maintenance of your firearm helps ensure it will last for many years to come. Following the
three fundamental rules whenhandling a firearm will greatly reduce the number of accidents caused by careless firearm handling:1.
keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
A safe direction means that the firearm is pointed in a direction, so even if it were to accidently gooff, it would not cause death, injury or damage.2.
keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
When holding a firearm, rest your finger above the trigger guard or along the side of the firearm. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger!3.
keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use.
• Whenever you pick up a firearm, immediately engage the safety device if
possible, and, if the firearm has a magazine remove it by pressing the magazinerelease. You will then pull back the charging handle in order to look into thecamber which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open theaction or inspect the chamber, leave the firearm alone and get help from someonewho does.
WARNING: IMPROPER HANDLING OF FIREARMS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.