This title examines the four golden rules of gun safety. The importance of understanding how a gun works is also coveredincluding safe loading and unloadingas well as how to safely hold and carry it. Permits and registration requirements and how they differ by state are examined, as are laws governing transporting guns. Hunting safety is covered, including different types of guns used in hunting and how their safeties operate, and different types of carries in the field are introduced. The importance of hunter safety and marksmanship classes in being gun safe is stressed. Safe storage and keeping of guns and ammunition in the home, and what to do if a gun is encountered at school is emphasized. The Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.