I have to agree. I was raised around firearms, shotguns and rifles mostly. Gun safety and proper cleaning was a must.
I haven't seen anyone post it yet so I'm going to for those that don't know. there are 3 simple rules...
1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
NRA Gun Saftey Rules
EDIT: Oh! and if some 10 year old asks me to hold his $1000 marker, and he walks off, he don't have a marker anymore.
This post has been edited by paintball valley: 19 May 2007 - 04:32 PM
If you can't hit him in 3 shots... You are probably in the way of someone who can... MOVE!!!
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had invented a paintball marker it would have been an electro-pnuematic.
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