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What is Firearm Safety & Why is it important?

Firearm safety is the study and practice of using, transporting, storing and disposing of firearms and ammunition, including the training of firearm users, for the purpose of avoiding unintentional injury, illness, or death.

Why it is important to get firearms training. The first reason is safety, the second is education, and the third is learning the fundamentals. Every day, we are bombarded with misinformation both intentional and unintentional. For the average person, it’s hard to know what the facts are, based on news, television, movies and social media. It can be difficult to see through the hurricane of information. Very rarely is the focus on the training of licensed firearms owners. Firearms training regulations do not exist to date in the Bahamas. At this time, you can simply apply for a firearm, and hope you get approved.

A firearm is only as good as the training of its owner. The challenge is , in the Bahamas there hasn't been a reliable resource for shooting and training. But it up the YOU the licensed firearm owner to take charge of you and your family’s safety and get the basic knowledge and skills to safely handle or store firearms. You've already made the investment to purchase the firearm, now invest in yourself to get properly trained.

While firearms are perfectly safe when handled with proper care, attention, and education, they can obviously pose a danger to those using them and anyone around them if mishandled and untrained.

The reason firearms training is so important for your safety is because most firearms accidents are actually caused by not following basic firearm safety rules. When these basic rules aren’t followed and mistakes happen, serious injury and even death can occur. It’s extremely important that anyone that will handle firearms is properly trained with how to treat, handle, store and care for firearms properly.

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