With firearms, there is nothing more important than firearm safety. There are many different groups of rules for firearm safety, and I will break them up into separate articles.
ALWAYS Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction! – That means, never point the firearm at anything you do not wish to shoot.
ALWAYS Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot! – This means, that you NEVER put your finger on the trigger of a firearm unless you are in the process of shooting.
ALWAYS Keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use! – This means, you keep unused firearms unloaded and stored away from unauthorized persons.
But, What if….?
There are always some questions about the NRA Rules. One of the most common is: What if I have a firearm loaded for keeping my home safe from intruders. My answer, you are in the process of using the firearm, and it still conforms to the NRA Firearm Safety Rules.