Going to Area 7? Heading to the Single Stack Nationals? Going on a family summer vacation? Here is some information that may help.
Many states and localities have laws governing the transportation of firearms. Travelers must be aware of these laws and comply with legal requirements in each jurisdiction. There is no uniform state transportation procedure for firearms. The NRA has a great document available that helps you understand the interstate transportation of firearms. These are guides and are not intended as legal advice or restatements of laws but the documents are compiled with general information and is available at no cost. Check out the webpage below before you head out to your next match that might be over the Stateline or get ready to board that next airline flight.
NRA Gun Safety 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.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard 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 which should be clear of ammunition.
NRA Firearms Facts
In 2010 privately owned firearms approached 300 million including nearly 100 million handguns. The number of firearms rises over 4 million annually. 40% to 45% of American households have firearms and over 14.5 million hunting licenses are sold annually. The estimate is 40 to 45 million handguns owned here in the United States.
Understanding Minutes of Angle
Make on-the-fly adjustments to your scope so you can accurately hit targets at different distances. NSSF's Ryan Cleckner explains the measurement term "minute of angle" (MOA) and how you can use MOA adjustments on your scope to compensate for bullet drop at long range.
TACTICAL LONG GUNS TODAY
There has never been a phenomenon in the firearms industry like the stampede to the tactical-style gun. Commander Scott Wagner takes a look at long guns (rifles, shotguns, carbines) that are the choice of so many today for home protection and 3-Gun and tactical competitions.
The NSSF is a great resource. Check out all it has to offer today! See you at the Range!