l Treat every gun as if it is
2 Use only blackpowder or
3 Be sure of your target before firing.
4 Be sure the ball is firmly seated on the powder charge
before you pull the trigger.
5 Treat a misfire or failure to fire with extreme care.
6 Make sure your gun is unloaded before you store it.
7 Always store the gun, powder, and caps in separate places.
8 Never climb or jump fences or other obstructions with a
loaded gun in your hand.
9 Protect your eyes and ears while shooting.
10 Never drink alcoholic beverages prior to or during
11 Never smoke while loading, shooting, or handling black