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Firearm Code of Ethics

Rule #1 I will treat all firearms as if they are always loaded and ready to fire, until I verify otherwise.
Rule #2 I will never point the muzzle of a firearm at anything I am not willing to destroy.
Rule #3 I will keep my finger outside the trigger guard and off of the trigger until the sights are on the target.
Rule #4 I will be sure of my target and what is behind it before firing.

This Above All Else

Any firearm is only an instrument. It contains no evil, no conscience, and no ability. It is strictly the intent, competence, and character of its user that decide the outcome of any and all actions taken with it.
   • Therefore, it is my intent that determines it use.
   • Therefore, it is my competence that determines the accuracy of the firearm’s use.
   • Therefore, it is my character that determines the intent for which the firearm is used.
   • Therefore, from the moment I chose to handle a firearm, it is I who am ultimately responsible for the consequences of any actions that may follow from the use of the firearm.

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