2: Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.
3: Do not load your weapon until you are ready to use it.
4: Make sure you know what’s behind your target.
Oh, and for good measure, don’t clean a loaded weapon.
What happens if you don’t follow the basic rules – how about a dead 15 year old girl. Honest to God, if it turns out he simply discharged his weapon in the air to “empty” it so he could clean it, he should go to jail.
Sheriff: Ohio man cleaning gun killed Amish girlNews from The Associated Press
FREDERICKSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- A man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle shot the gun into the air, accidentally killing a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away, a sheriff said Tuesday.