Quiz: The Firearm Safety Quiz
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The Firearm Safety Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

Getting flippant with guns can cost you dearly. How much do you know about firearm safety? Take this quiz to find out.

The trigger guard encloses the trigger and makes it harder for the trigger to be accidentally bumped.

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True or false: A gun's safety is guaranteed to never fail.

Safeties can fail, as can any man-made mechanism.

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What should you do with the gun's action before entering a vehicle or home?

You should open it and make sure the gun is unloaded, too.

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How should you treat every gun, even if you suspect it has never once been loaded with ammunition?

Treating all guns as if they were loaded can save many lives and limbs.

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A hair trigger releases at the slightest amount of pressure.

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Where should your finger NOT be placed until you are ready to fire a weapon?

You should have already gone through every other safety procedure before touching the trigger.

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About how many states hold adults criminally liable if they fail to store guns safely and someone gets hurt?

Less than twenty states hold them criminally liable for improper storage.

The simple act of unloading the gun and placing it on the other side protects you and everyone around you.

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You should never point the muzzle of your gun at anything unless you intend to …

Assume that you will destroy anything that winds up on the wrong side of the sights.

It's why you should never shoot if there are vulnerable objects or people behind a given target.

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Before you pull the trigger, you should verify your target as well as …

You need awareness of the entire scene before you shoot.

Approved firing ranges are the safest places to shoot.

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Smart guns can't be fired by anyone other than their owners thanks to …

Some advanced versions scan fingerprints before you can fire.

Fully automatic weapons fire many bullets with one trigger pull.

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Many owners keep ammo in the same location as the gun and inadvertently make unauthorized access easier.

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What percentage of accidental child shooting victims are boys?

Eighty percent are boys.

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In decibels, how loud are many handguns?

Many handguns are as loud as 160 decibels. It's why you should wear ear protection when you're shooting.

The gun may become obstructed. It's one of the most dangerous mistakes you can make.

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What should you always be leery of?

Depending on who loaded the ammo, the quality could veer from excellent to dangerous.

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What's the primary reason to wear safety glasses while shooting?

All of these scenarios are possible, but ricocheting bullets are extremely common.

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When should you perform maintenance on your firearm?

Proper care before you shoot and store your firearm will ensure its longevity and safety.

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What is the legal maximum blood alcohol content for safe gun operation in the U.S.?

It depends on the state, but generally substance use and firearms don't really mix.

Water does weird things to the path of a bullet, including causing it to careen elsewhere.

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Because accidents happen, you should never do what?

You're always safer if you have a friend around to help in case of emergency.

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What can happen if you fire weapons in a poorly ventilated area?

Lead dust is poison to people, so it's best to minimize the possibility of inhaling it.

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Where should you store the key for a locked firearm?

To avoid careless accidents, you should store the key in a safe location.

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It takes only seconds for an unauthorized person to grab an unattended gun.

Advanced technologies shut down the gun if it is removed from approved firing areas, such as a shooting range.

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In 2013 about how many unintentional firearms deaths were there worldwide?

Forty-seven thousand deaths is a lot of accidental bloodshed.

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What can cause the barrel of a gun to split like a banana peel?

That's why you should always check for obstructions before you load the gun.

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