Can You Pass a Firearms Safety Test?

February 25, 2019

Owning a gun is both a right and a responsibility. Knowing how to properly operate, maintain and store your gun reduces the risk of unintentional firearm deaths. Many states require that a person pass a firearms safety test and obtain a Firearm Safety Certificate before issuing a concealed carry permit or license. Would you be able to pass a Firearms Safety test? Here are a few sample questions to try your hand at and see how you fare.


  1. What does Firearm or ammunition caliber refer to?


  1. True or False. You should treat all firearms like they are loaded and ready to fire.  


  1. True or False. A Safe practice is to rest your finger outside the trigger guard or along the side of the gun until you are ready to shoot.


  1. True or False.  You may face felony charges in some states if you keep a loaded firearm where a child can get ahold of it and use it.


  1. What kind of gun does the National Firearms Act of 1934 restrict civilians from owning?


  1. Gun safety specialists highly recommend you wear what kind of protection while shooting a gun?


  1. True or False. What lies beyond your target is relatively unimportant when shooting as long as you are sure you can hit what you are aiming at.


  1. The first step when cleaning a firearm is:
  • Make sure the gun is unloaded.
  • Wipe the outside with a clean cloth and then apply a light coat of gun oil to the outer metal surface.
  • Run a cloth patch with a light coating of gunpowder solvent through the barrel.


  1. If you have taken over-the-counter cough or allergy medicine, is it okay to handle a firearm?


  1. How are firearms categorized by the federal government?


  1. How should firearms be stored?


  1. True or False. Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction.



  1. Answer: Barrel or bullet diameter
  2. Answer: True
  3. Answer: True. Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  4. Answer: True. Twenty-two states have no laws whatsoever requiring responsible storage. Fourteen states make it a crime for an adult to knowingly or recklessly give a gun to a child.
  5. Answer: Automatic weapons. The National Firearms Act of 1934 also restricts civilians from owing hand grenades and short-barreled shotguns.
  6. Answer: Ear and eye protection. Noise cancelling headphones and safety glasses are recommended.
  7. Answer: False. The bullet can miss or go through your target. Never assume the bullet won’t hurt anyone beyond your targets range.
  8. Answer: Make sure the gun is unloaded.

Answer: No. Allergy and cough medication can affect your senses and reflexes. It’s considered being under the influence if you operate a firearm after taking it.

  1. Answer: Title 1 and Title 2. Title 1 weapons are ordinary weapons like rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Title 2 weapons are destructive weapons such as short- barreled rifles, silencers, and machine weapons and are highly regulated.
  2. Answer: Store them unloaded, separate from ammunition, and under lock and key in a secure safe.
  3. Answer: true.


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