Yet another "accidental" discharge resulting in an innocent individual being seriously injured.
As is typically the case, the irresponsible person in the above story violated every one of the basic rules of firearms safety:
The First Four Rules of Gun Safety:
1. The gun is always loaded.
2. Never point a gun at something you are not prepared to destroy.
3. Always be sure of your target and what is behind it.
4. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
If you are reading this and for any reason disagree with any of the above rules, or are otherwise simply unable to comprehend these rules and burn them indelibly into the subconscious of your very tiny little brain, please do the rest of us a favor and remove yourself from the gene pool.