You know that rule about not aiming a gun at anything you don’t want to shoot / destroy? Common sense suggests that the rule applies in ALL SITUATIONS. For example, even when the gun is empty (or believed to be empty). It also remains in force (so to speak) right across the entire spectrum of guns. Starter’s guns. Emergency flares. Spear guns. Stunt guns. BB guns. Tasers. It also applies to antique firearms. There are a couple of exceptions—that aren’t really an exception. I’ve chastised (and how) paint ball gunners for post-play carelessness. Hollywood “stunt” guns that fire blanks can also be lethal. (Just ask Jon-Erik Hexum’s widow.) The “never aim what you don’t want to kill” rule also holds true for any “real” gun loaded with “non-lethal” rounds. As this video proves. More details after you press more.
“The gunman, a 33 year-old Chechen man, insists he was sure that he had emptied the pistol’s chamber of every bullet and says he only wanted to enliven the wedding,” The Telegraph reports. “But local police do not believe him and have opened a criminal investigation into the tragic incident.”