Nope. Rule # 1: Every gun is loaded.
I think better phrasing is, "Treat every gun as if it's loaded".
The statement, "Every gun is loaded" is false. The problem is that one can never be sure and that it is better to be safe than sorry. We don't want people to think that their knowledge of the state of the gun can override the rule.
Some things my dad (a WWII vet) taught me about firearms:
Always assume that every gun is loaded every time you pick it up. When in doubt, check and recheck and triple check and never forget to check the chamber. It only takes one bullet to kill another person or yourself.
Shooting a gun by accident is no accident, it is stupidity.
A gun is not a toy, dont treat it like one. Thats not to say that guns cant be fun to shoot, but always respect the gun.
A clean gun is a happy gun.
Never aim a gun at any person, ever, unless your intent is to kill that person. Never aim a gun at another person in jest or as a joke even if you are sure the gun is unloaded. That includes a gun that you think is loaded with blanks.
If you aim your gun to shoot a person in self defense, never, ever shoot over the perps head as a warning or shoot to wound; always shoot to kill and with the very first shot as you may not get a second chance.
An unloaded gun with a safety lock in one room with bullets locked away in a safe in another room is about as useful as no gun at all.
When your life is in danger, remember the cops are only a phone call and probably 10 to 15 minutes or more away.
You are a woman (girl), you cant overpower most men if their intent is to do you harm, that is unless you have a gun and know how to use it.
Target practice, no matter what your mom says, is never a waste of time. Neither is fishing.
I miss my dad.
How could you ever clean it? It's more like "Assume every gun is loaded till you check it and then check it again".