Firearm Safety

By: Damon Stachura anD GREGORY TOBOYEK 7th hour

Introduction

You might already know that a firearm is not a toy but do you really know how to use one safely?

Facts

1. 16,272 murders were commited in the USA during 2008 and 10,886 was using firearms.


2. In 2005, 96% of the firearm murder victims in Chicago were killed with handguns.


3. Based on survey data from a 2000 study, civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year.


4. This graph was made in 2005:

Category

Percentage Owning

a Firearm


Households 42%

Individuals 30%

Male 47%

Female 13%

White 33%

Nonwhite 18%

Republican 41%

Independent 27%

Democrat 23%



The Four Basic Safety Rules

Preventions

1. Never point a gun at someone


2. Always treat a gun as if it was loaded


3. Never put your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to shoot


4. When a gun is stored take out the clip and put a safety clip on it then store ammunition locked up in a separate location


5. Always wear eye protection