t. When holstering a firearm, keep your thumb pressed against the hammer.
REMEMBER: Accidents are caused. Students must carefully follow all directions.
3. Safety at Home and Off Duty. (Possible Criminal Prosecution)
In the home, a firearm must be kept out of the reach of children and inaccessible to curious teenagers. A locked cabinet or drawer provides an acceptable storage place. The higher the storage area, the less likely it is that children will attempt to retrieve it. Should a child gain access to your weapon at home resulting in injury, and you did not take sufficient precautions to secure the weapon, you are subject to criminal prosecution. (PC 12035)
A firearm should always be kept in the same location when not in use, assuring that adult family members will be able to retrieve it, if needed. Discuss the following methods of storage:
a. Padlock (shank coated with rubber, padded) through the frame of the firearm.
b. Trigger lock.
c. Lockable firearm container.
Ammunition must be kept in a safe location away from the handgun. Store the ammunition in a locked and secure metal container in a cool, dry place to prevent deterioration.
4. Transporting the Weapon to the Range
Firearms are to be transported to the range unloaded and in a holster or a locked gun container. If transported unholstered or uncovered, keep the action open.
At the range, students must leave their firearms in the holster or gun case until the instructor gives further instruction. (P.C. 12031 (d)(5) and 12026.2(a)&(b)
5. Carrying the Weapon on Duty. (Transportation of Weapon)
In a safe area, inspect the firearm and ammunition for defects before going on duty. When on duty, the firearm must remain properly holstered at all times. Do not neutralize the safety features of the holster. Do not remove the firearm to show, compare, or demonstrate the weapon or to threaten with it.