When hunting with a firearm, it is your responsibility to ensure that your actions do not put the safety of yourself or others at risk.
You should know the ten basic firearm safety rules in the Victorian Firearms Safety Code before you handle firearms and insist anyone who goes shooting with you follows these rules.
All firearm users must practice firearm safety to reduce the risk of firearm incidents. There is no such thing as a firearm "accident". In every case, at least one of the firearm safety rules has been broken.
Responsible hunters will know and apply the basic firearm safety rules detailed in the Firearms Safety Code at all times and will insist that other hunters do the same.