Jeff Cooper’s Gun Safety Rules

If you’ve been around firearms at all most likely you’ve heard of Colonel John Dean “Jeff” Cooper.  He was an United States Marine and father of the modern technique of handgun shooting.  His rules of gun safety have been recounted by millions of people and are still true today.

Four Rules of Gun Safety

  • Rule 1:  All guns are loaded. 
  • Rule 2:  Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
  • Rule 3:  Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
  • Rule 4:  Be sure of your target.

Teach these to your kids and quiz them before you teach them to shoot!