This is question that is asked often by customers purchasing a gun for the first time. However, the question is much more complex than it at first appears…
Some firearms require more diligence in practicing firearms safety, and we feel that this is probably the intended meaning behind the question. You want a gun that is easy to use and difficult to hurt yourself with, said simply.
We have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that first, all firearms must meet a minimum safety standard per federal regulations in order to be sold in the United States. For example, all firearms must meet a minimum drop-safety standard, meaning that they are not extremely likely to go off if you accidentally drop them on the ground. Likewise, firearms sold in the United States are not likely to suffer a catastrophic malfunction due to manufacturer negligence.
The bad news is that in order for a firearm to be safe, it is entirely up to YOU to be safe. Let’s explain this by clearing up some myths: