Note: This article was originally posted on NRA Blog: http://bit.ly/2mlTndM
USA -(Ammoland.com)- Americans are purchasing firearms at a historic rate, with more than 27 million NICS background checks performed in 2016, the closest indicator of gun sales in the U.S. Gun ownership is a great responsibility, entailing not only a well-formed understanding of the basic rules of gun safety while shooting, but at all times. Gun safety is never more important than inside your own home.
Even if you don’t own a firearm and have no plans to buy one, family members and friends may have guns in their homes that you might visit. Despite plans to never use a gun, it’s always a good idea to learn what to do if you encounter a firearm in order to stay safe.
The NRA has taught more than 29 million American youth what to do if they find a unsecured gun through the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program, adults should also know how to properly handle a gun, load and unload it, perform basic maintenance, and safely store it so unauthorized persons can’t access it.
NRA’s Home Firearm Safety Course is the leading resource to provide safe gun handling and storage fundamentals, and is the perfect education for gun and non-gun owners. The course requires no time on the range, and can be accomplished in as little as four hours.
NRA Certified Instructors, the leading authorities on firearm training in the U.S., teach students the NRA three rules of safe gun handling, explore the types and basic function of firearms, and discuss primary causes of firearm-related accidents.