Always treat the shotgun as it were loaded.
1) Always keep the safety on until the gun is in firing position.
2) Never put your finger on the trigger until you’re ready to fire.
3) When you’re not in firing position, keep the barrel aimed up or straight down at the ground, never point the gun in the direction of yourself or anyone you’re with, and always assume the gun is loaded.
4) Before you try aiming, loading, or firing a shotgun, learn to respect the shotgun for what it is: a dangerous and powerful tool.
Make sure the safety is on and the gun pointed away from you in a safe direction. Always treat a gun as though it were loaded, even if you know it isn’t.
How to load 12 bore Gun
Find and engage the barrel breach lever. This will usually be on the to of the gun, where the barrel meets the Body.
A break action has breaks open to allow you to load a shell directly into the chamber of your barrel (or barrels). This means your gun needs to be reloaded after every shot, or every two shots if you have a double-barreled shotgun.
Open the break-action and lower the barrel away from the body of the shotgun.
Place the Cartridges in to the Chamber (Barrel)
Bring the barrel back up and close the break until you hear and feel it click.
Your gun is now loaded and ready to fire.. but as the safety concern the gun action automatically lock the trigger when you are finally ready to shoot and aimed the target release the safety forward
Now aim the target and fire