There’s one other rule that must be followed when handling firearms. In fact, respect for this rule is necessary in order to effectively practice the Ten Rules of Firearm Safety. The rule is: SHOOT SOBER!
Alcohol, drugs and guns are a deadly combination. Never consume anything that would even mildly impair your judgment or physical coordination when you’re using a firearm. A staggering percentage of the shooting accidents that occur every year involve alcohol or drugs. Be smart. Shoot sober and stay alive.