Gail Pepin, Photo, Massad Ayoob 2010 MAG40
I am a thirty year veteran police detective who has been involved in the shooting sports for the last forty years. I am an AZ POST certified police combat firearms instructor as well as an NRA certified firearms instructor. I currently am adjunct faculty at Pima Community College where Eva has been a guest speaker in one of my classes. Her obvious skill and knowledge of firearms and their use are surpassed only by her abilities as a teacher and lecturer. - Jim Williamson, Certified Fraud Specialist, Adjunct Faculty Pima Community College
The Fundamental NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Whether you are shooting or simply handling a gun, never point it at yourself or others. Common sense will tell you which direction is the safest. Be mindful of the fact that a bullet can penetrate ceilings, floors, walls, windows, and doors.
- Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. When holding a gun, rest your trigger finger outside the trigger guard alongside the gun frame. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
- Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. If you do not know how to check to see if a gun is unloaded, leave it alone and seek competent assistance.