There are certain things you shouldn’t do without some training and guidance first… like handling firearms. Firearms have the power to injure or kill people. Therefore, firearm safety is crucial. You should take firearm training courses in order to be totally familiar with, and comfortable with, using firearms.
If and when you have no experience handling firearms, how are you going to learn how to safely operate, fire and/or store them? Someone should teach you the basics. You should be able to learn what the local rules and regulations are so that you aren’t breaking the law. Moreover, someone needs to teach you the golden rules of dealing with firearms.
What are some things a firearms training course will teach a person? Well, there are some basic golden rules which include: always treat a firearm as if it’s loaded; always point a firearm in a safe direction; always keep your finger off the trigger until you intend to shoot the firearm; and always understand what you are shooting and what is beyond/near it.
It’s a good idea to get hands-on experience with a firearm so you get used to handling it. This can be done under expert supervision in a training class/course. You can also learn about laws concerning firearms and more. You don’t want to get into legal trouble because you’re ignorant of gun laws.
In the Chicago area, you can take firearm training courses at the Security Training Center, 10922 S. Western Avenue. Call 773-445-4413 for more information or see this page.