EP 37 - Last for 2014 an Interview Nicole McKee the Programme Manager – Firearms & Hunter Safety from the Mountain Safety Council.
We talk about how to stay safe over the festive season and look back on 2014.
Have a great Christmas and a safe New Year from the Hunting Show !
The Firearms Safety Code:
1. Treat every firearm as loaded
Check every firearm yourself.
Pass or accept only an open or unloaded firearm.
2. Always point firearms in a safe direction
Loaded or unloaded, always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
3. Load a firearm only when ready to fire
Load the magazine only when you reach your shooting area.
Load the chamber only when ready to shoot.
Completely unload before leaving the shooting area.
4. Identify your target beyond all doubt
Movement, colour, sound and shape can all deceive you.
Assume colour, shape, sound, and shape to be human until proven otherwise.
5. Check your firing zone
THINK: What may happen if you miss your target?
What might you hit between you and the target or beyond?
Do not fire when you know others are in your firing zone.
6. Store firearms and ammunition safely
When not in use, lock away the bolt, firearm and ammunition separately.
Never leave firearms in a vehicle that is unattended.
7. Avoid alcohol or drugs when handling firearms
Good judgement is the key to safe use of firearms.