Having a firearm in your possession is like being the captain of a ship: it's a serious responsibility, and yours alone. It's up to you to KNOW how to keep and use your firearm safely, and up to you to always TAKE the necessary precautions - all of them. If you fail to do so, and someone gets hurt, the blame rests on you.
Remember: Accidents are rarely the fault of the firearm. A gun is just a machine, with no judgment of its own. It responds to your actions, whether wise or foolish. Of course it has mechanical safety features, but none as effective as the brain of a cautious shooter who never forgets that a moment's carelessness can produce a permanent tragedy.
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