The Detroit News: Instructor accidentally shoots man in Livonia gun class
A Detroit-area firearms instructor has accidentally shot and wounded a man attending a gun training class.
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the 44-year-old instructor was conducting a class for people seeking concealed pistol licenses when he “pulled his gun out of its holster, pointed it at the door separating the two classrooms and fired a round.”
A 39-year-old Detroit man in another classroom was struck in both legs.
Following the standard gun safety rules, this could and should have been avoided.
That instructor is likely in some trouble as a result from not following the rules.
If you're teaching a class and you're not on the range, use a bluegun or SIRT for shooting, stance, and drawing from a holster demonstrations in a classroom, not a live pistol. Pulling a live pistol off the range in a class is a definite no-no.
When you're on the range, know your backstop, keep the firearm in a safe direction always,keep your finger off the trigger, and don't put holes in things you don't intend to put holes into.
If you're in such a class when an instructor starts waving a live pistol around, politely asking for a refund and leaving is a good idea as well.