Okay, so we all know (or should know) the basic safety rules.
Is it just me or has anybody else noticed that the safety rules differ from State to State?
For example, in California they seem to have six (6) gun safety rules, where in SC they have only four (4) safety rules.
Here are California's (Source: http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/hscsg.pdf):
1. Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
2. Keep the gun pointed in the safest possible direction.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
4. Know your target, its surroundings and beyond.
5. Know how to properly operate your gun. <== Actually seems like a reasonable addition to the basic four (4)
6. Store your gun safely and securely to prevent unauthorized use. Guns and ammunition should be stored separately.
#6 is the one I have a problem with. I mean, how much safety can I possibly have if an intruder breaks into my home and I have ALL my guns stored securely and the ammo stored separately?
Personally, I keep at least a handgun with a full magazine IN the firearm ready at all times. It is all totally inert unless I rack the slide to chamber a round and ready the weapon.
Has anyone else come across any crazy safety rules?
Just saying... Does anyone else notice some safety rules don't make sense