Basic Safety RulesSafe handling of firearms begins with the four basic rules listed below. An easy way to remember these rules is to ACTT responsibly around firearms. ACTT stands for:
1. Assume every gun to be loaded.
2. Control the muzzle–point guns in a safe direction.
3. Trigger Finger–keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
4. Target–be sure of your target and beyond.
To help you remember these four basic rules, think of ACTT