The Questa area has been through a hard couple of months this summer. No parent should have to experience the death of their child — it is among the greatest of tragedies.
The Questa del Rio News wishes to help provide saftey guidelines that we feel are practices that can benefit our community and are also just good habits to maintain.
According the the National Rifle Association there are several basic safety guidelines for gun handling and storage (published on their website):
They are listed as:
(1) Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. This is the primary rule of gun safety. Common sense dictates the safest direction depending on some circumstances.
(2) Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. When holding a gun, rest your finger alongside the frame and outside the trigger guard. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
(3) Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to shoot. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
(4) Always keep your guns locked away securely where no-one is able to access them. They are your responsibility when they are registered in your name.
We hope that by publishing these saftey guidelines, they will serve as a reminder to all gun owners to always prioritize safety when handling and storing firearms.