24th national farm safety week

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Material Information

Title:
24th national farm safety week July 23-29, 1967 : keep your sights on safety
Series Title:
National farm safety week
Portion of title:
Keep your sights on safety
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet (4 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
National Safety Council
United States -- Dept. of Agriculture
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication:
S.I
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Firearms -- Safety measures   ( lcsh )
Genre:
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

General Note:
Title from cover.
General Note:
"April 1967."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004939624
oclc - 156947174
System ID:
AA00008472:00001

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Treat
s-a U- -- -


Every


Gun


Loaded


,r nrnint a gun at anything you don't intend to shoo.


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Keep action open when gun is not nniuo .
If ou become careless w ded gun you might be cares


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with a loaded gu,.
Playing with guns


is dange


rous anywhere,


anytime.


Tips


for


Hunters


Wear bright,


blaze-oran


ge hat and vest so you can be seen easily


by other hunters.


When


crossing fence


alone


over fence, then retrieve


unload the
stock first.


un and


lay it down.


Get


When crossing


guns with muzzle


fence with a companion, have one person hold both


up while the other gets over the fence.


Unload the gun or open the action before you cross or jump a ditch
or small stream.


Keep


muzzle


pointed


forward,


either


while carrying gun.
Constantly check area for other people,


up or


houses


down


not horizontal


and livestock.


Keep gun barrel free of


snow, mud or other restrictions.


Know the


location of your companions


at all


times.


sure it's


game


before you aim.


Physically


Capable


and


Mentally


Alert


Don't
A well


use firearms


when


fatigued,


ill or taking strong medicines.


rested shooter is both rfiore accurate and safer.


Alcohol and gunpowder don't mix!


Person
visual


nh~:cirn


impairments such


as heart troub


defects or shakiness should not use firearms without consulting


physician and takin


adequate precautions.


Use


the


Right


Ammunition


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Don't Fire an


Unsafe Gun


Keep your gun well maintained


and in good


Have


operating
a gunsmith


any needed repairs.
Shotguns with Damascus,


nated


or twisted steel


Be sure of your target before
you pull the trigger.
Don't shoot at water, rocks or
other flat, hard surfaces from
which bullets could ricochet


Keep "saf
to fire gun.


conaI-
make


b


ety"


on until


ready


Keep finger out of trigger guard
until ready to fire.


lami-
arrels


may be dangerous with modern
ammunition.


Old guns


or second-hand guns


defective


make sure they are


operating
using.


-4


actions-


"tight"


properly


before


Be careful about some firearms


brought


from


foreign


Da eUpt


countries after World War I1-


many
won't
tions.


When


barrels


modern


ammuim-


You've


Finished
Shooting..


cc
hui~drcu39


Gunms


Apart


and
unition


Remove magazine
and any cartridge
from chamber.


sure


barrel


W~hen
Traisporfig
Cwu u.-.aE 6. O~


empty and clean.
Leave action open,
on "safe" or with
firing pin released.


If you


down,


ay the gun
lay it flat


Remove


sure


firearms


are unloaded.
Store firearms in a
locked cabinet or a


ammuni-


place inac
to children.


Store


Keep muzzle point-
ed in safe direction
na w. -


position gun
can't fill


so it


cessible


ammunition


in a separate locked
location.
Instruct children to


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U.S. FIREARM FATALITIES


(ACCIDENTS)


IN 1964*


Home
Farm
Streets and highway --
Public buildings
Industrial location
Recreation and sport --
Mine and quarry
Resident institution
Other specified place -


1,175
238


Not specified


Total


2,275


* Includes dynamite, bombs and grenades
(less than 3%)


STUDY


OF 173 HOME


I IllI 111 1 iii Ii l II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIU
3 1262 08851 7247


Gun discharged by:
Another
Place and activity Total Victim Person*
Playing with gun ----49 18 31
Examining or demonstrat-
ing gun -- -- 25 9 16
Cleaning or repairing
gun- ------ 22 14 8
Russian roulette ----- -11 11 -
Picking up or setting down
gun----------9 9 --
Loading or unloading gun_ 9 7 2
Tripping or falling with
guns __ ----------7 6 1
Scuffling for possession of
gun --- ---5 1 4
Total 173 81 77**


* 15 cases were unspecified
** Member of victim's family in 43 cases
(From Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Statistical Bulletin)


7.530


hunting (
following


Victim out of


casualties


were
sight of


reported tF
12 major


the National
causes of th4


shooter


Victim covered by shooter swinging on game
Shooter stumbled and fell
Victim mistaken for game
Victim moved into line of fire
Trigger caught on brush or other object
Removing weapon from or placing in vehicle
Ricochet


Rifle


Association


accidents


1,075
827
714
655
429
331
291
278


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<17


S
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Defective weapon


Weapon fell from insecure rest


Riding
Cross


in vehicle with


loaded weapon


ng fence or other obstacle with loaded weapon


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H omemakers:


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Understand


firearm


"safety"


works-how to unload


and check for load.


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Don't let anyone


in a corner.


Teach all


eave a gun


Have user


members of


lying around the house or standing


put it in safe storage.


your family respect for guns.


Be sure suns


and ammunition are stored seoaratelv and keot


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Tips


for


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