Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
That is big no-no. Finger off the trigger or not, did anyone else know he even had a gun at practice? And not only that, the shooter must always know what is behind his target (the floor in this case), because bullets over travel and do ricochet. In this case, if the gun had gone off, you could have been hit by a ricocheting round.
Guns and alcohol do not mix. I don't care who you are. This is how accidents happen.
I am pro-gun, and I think everyone has the right to own and operate a firearm. But if you are going to do so, you MUST learn proper gun safety, proper operation and maintenance of EVERY firearm you own, and what the ballistics are for your particular firearm because not all bullets act the same and can do some weird things once fired. Band practice is no place for a firearm.
Totally agree. A gun is not a conversation piece, unless you in a private place or a shooting range or gun store. Waving it around in public to impress people is really, really stupid, obnoxious and dangerous.
This person is a terrible accident waiting to happen. Stay far, far away.