Gun Safety


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Gun Owner’s Responsibilities

Americans enjoy a right that citizens of many other countries do not— the right to own firearms. But with that right comes responsibility.
It is the gun owner’s responsibility to store, operate and maintain his or her firearms safely. It is the gun owner’s responsibility to ensure that unauthorized and untrained individuals cannot gain access to his or her firearms.  It’s also the gun owner’s responsibility to learn and follow all applicable laws that pertain to the purchase, possession and use of firearms in his or her jurisdiction.  Guns are neither safe or unsafe by themselves. When people practice responsible gun ownership, firearms are safe.

Gun Safety Rules

Gun Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

The three most important rules of gun safety are:

  1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Other Rules To Keep In Mind:

  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • Know how to use the gun safely.
  • Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  • Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
  • Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
  • Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting
    activities require additional safety precautions.

As a Guest using TCSL Ranges you are Required to be briefed by the member bringing you to the club or a Range Safety Office on Tri-County Rules and Regulations.

Michigan’s New Secure Storage Law

Michigan’s new secure storage law, Public Act 17 of 2023, requires individuals to keep unattended weapons unloaded and locked with a locking device or stored in a locked box or container if it is reasonably known that a minor is likely to be present on the premises. Learn more by reading the recent press release or click on the links below for additional information.

Secure Storage Law Requirements and Penalties

Firearm Safety and Harm Prevention (Lethal Means Counseling)

Project ChildSafe: Guide to Responsible Gun Ownership

Project ChildSafe: How to have a conversation with your kids about gun safety