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Gun Safety Test

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Swwacoma, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Jan 23, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    Swwacoma

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    What is involved in a gun safety test? Presumably one that would be given at a shooting range?

    I got assigned to be a witness in a mock court case in one of my classes and a question I have to answer is what the gun safety test entails at the range I own in fantasy land. I just have no background in guns so I have no clue what would be in this test, and I have to show up prepared with answers or face the wrath of a former JAG prosecutor.

    Thanks friends.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    there's gun safety tests? :anonymous:


    I'm assuming you're talking about like a class kind of thing?

    something they could include in a class could be:
    Domain knowledge (know the parts of your weapon, from sighting apertures to the muzzle, butt stock, action and safety devices)

    Muzzle awareness (always pointing the gun, no matter if it's loaded or not, downrange)

    weapon analysis (Know how to properly use your weapon, be it a handgun or rifle, and know how to clear malfunctions; failing that, notifying the range officer)
     
  3. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    Awesome. I thank you kindly.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM
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    This sounds like a excellent opportunity to go to a local gun range, and talk to the range officers to gain a better understanding.

    Also, lulz @ "wrath of former JAG"
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    There. Are. Four. Rules!

    1- All guns are always loaded.
    2- Do not point the gun at anything you do not wish to destroy.
    3- Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
    4- Be sure of your target and what is beyond.


    and the from the NRA:
    http://www.nrahq.org/education/guide.asp


    Fritz
     
  8. Jan 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    true!!! but #1 is a bit extreme. difficult to clean an loaded gun ;)
     
  9. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    Three things to add to this discussion:
    1. Gun safety tests are normally standardized by the state you are in. NRA rules are generic and have no legal context. The Boy Scout one you have is equally generic. The Jag is going to eat you for lunch if you don't know the Florida Gun Safety test standards. Hmm... on the other hand it looks like FL does not have their own. Perhaps this will help.... a little bit.
    http://htpolitics.com/2011/09/29/new-gun-law-victim-sarasota-county-shooting-range/
    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/safety.html
    and seeing as it is always better to have a superset of non-conflicting safety tests here is the one for California Handguns...
    http://oag.ca.gov/firearms/hscinfo


    2.The why of a safety gun test. You always hear about gun owners recommending everyone have a gun. The other side of that discusion is that no one wants to go to range and stand next to a clueless person that can easily take a loaded gun and try to show the person next to them that something is wrong.. it won't fire.(While pointing the loaded gun at them)

    3. The safety rules have been mentioned but not an actual Safe Handling Test. One is written, the other is an actual demonstration of following the rules by each person being tested. You can find information about the CA Safe Handling test starting on page 45 of the document here:
    http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/hscsg.pdf

    Good Luck!
     
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