Many years ago world-renowned firearms instructor Jeff Cooper established some simple and universal rules for all gun handlers. Those of us who passed through his school were told in no uncertain terms that we must make these four rules elements of our character.
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.