Firearm Safety


The 11 Commandments of Firearm Safety

A Community Collaboration


Supporting and promoting the traditional "10 Commandments of Firearm Safety", this brochure offers one more: when someone in the home is experiencing a mental health crisis, removing firearms from the environment, even temporarily, may save a life. 

Law enforcement, CCW instructors and

firearm vendors lent their expertise 

Inspired by a similar program implemented in New Hampshire, The 11 Commandments of Firearm Safety brochure was first created for Shasta County in 2012.  An update was completed in 2016 after consulting law enforcement, local CCW instructors and firearm vendors.  Their experience and feedback helped to ensure that the new publication served the needs of Shasta County residents.  

For more information, or to request brochures, please contact Amy Sturgeon at 530-229-8426 or at


 If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  

You can also text LISTEN to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.



The Alex Project card for CTL

 Firearm Commandment 11