- All guns are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
Let's see here:
- Rule 1 violation - Why was a loaded gun being handled at someone's house during firearms safety instruction? Why was live ammunition even in the room?
- Rule 2 violation - The guy muzzled himself and his wife.
- Rule 3 violation - Unless the gun malfunctioned, it didn't "just go off"
- I'm sure there's a rule 4 violation in here somewhere, but I can't articulate it, so I'll give him a pass on that one.
- Why were inexperienced shooters being left alone with a loaded gun?
Ladies and gentlemen, I've said it before: We will not be judged based on our most responsible and safe gun owners. We will be judged by the mistakes, negligence, and damage done by those who are not responsible and safe. We owe it to ourselves to be safe and to police up those who have a lapse in judgement.
Update - Jake does an excellent job summing up the situation.