And the heavens opened and a Voice was heard and these four commandments were added to the ten which Moses brought down from Sinai. Follow them with rigor, least wailing and lamentations become thy lot. Then carry these commandments to every and all. Teach them to thy children and thy children's children even unto the end of the age:
All of the things that go bang, verily, the pistols and the rifles and the guns of shot are, each and every time, unto a certainty, filled with powder and shot and primed.
It is the opening where the charge of lead exits that is of great risk. Point it not at that which thou wouldst not destroy.
The levers and devices that cause the shot are of grave importance. Touch them not until ready for the discharge.
Know, as thou knowest the palm of thy hand, the object of your shot. Know also that which lies beyond thy shot.
**Updated to affirm JustPeachy's pedantry