Firearm Safety

By: Damon Stachura anD GREGORY TOBOYEK 7th hour


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


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:


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


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