As we head into the summer months and (hopefully) out to the range more often, it’s a good idea to take a minute to refresh our memories on the four rules of gun safety.

  • All guns are always loaded. (Treat them so!)
  • Never point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target (and you have made the decision to shoot).
  • Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

Summer is a great time to take new shooters with us to the range; kids are off school, days are longer and you know the saying, ‘sun’s up, guns up’! While we already know how much fun and the amazing opportunity to connect with others our local ranges provide, I’m sure there are friends you know who may not be familiar and would appreciate the invitation to learn.

It’s also a great opportunity to get others involved with NSSF’s Project ChildSafe and NRA’s Eddie Eagle Program before the new school year begins.

So let’s do our part to foster a love of shooting sports and gun safety in others by committing to take new shooters with us as we head out to the range over the next few weeks! Send us your pictures, we’d love to share that incredible look that spreads across new shooter’s faces after spending time at the range.