We all know the 4 basic rules of gun safety. Briefly:
That thing is loaded, even when it ain’t
Don’t point it at anything that you don’t mean to kill or destroy
Keep your booger picker off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot
Positive ID your target and know what’s behind it
I’d bet most of us have a fifth or sixth rule. Maybe a best practice, or perhaps a personal rule or something you learned from a trusted mentor. What are your fifth rules?