A couple of days ago, I recommended
Kevin Creighton's article (below) to a friend, who was kind enough
to read it and respond. He pointed out that "he" didn't have
to worry about such things, since "he" had no intention of ever
becoming an instructor.
To all of my
friends: Anytime you respond to even the most trivial shooting
related question, someone believes you know more than they do about
the subject. Now, they are turning to you as an instructor.
Don't send them down a path that will get them or another innocent
If you don't want the
instructor's job, try: "I ain't got a freakin' clue."
Then, just walk off. But, whatever you decide, please don't
give the person an answer you just made up. No answer is
better than the wrong answer.
yet, work on your own firearms related education, and be able to use
what you know to make shooting safer for everyone.