Whenever coming into possession of a firearm, it should always be treated as if it is loaded. If this mindset is adopted at all times then excuses that people offer in the aftermath of a negligent discharge would be eliminated. For the record, it is NEVER acceptable to say that you didn't know that the firearm was loaded. You ASSUME that it is loaded and handle it accordingly.
Moreover, you do not knowingly accept a loaded firearm from someone and you do not knowingly give a loaded firearm to someone. If you are giving someone a firearm, removed the ammunition source (e.g. magazine) and open the action to display the chamber while always keeping the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.
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