You know those videos we sometimes share with you that feature a highly respected firearms instructor blowing you away (no pun intended) with their essential shooting techniques? Yeah, this isn’t one of those.

In the Facebook video above, we have a firearms instructor going through basic lessons some with his students when the .44 Magnum he’s handling negligently discharges. He tries to play it cool — even jokingly responding in the affirmative when asked by somebody off-camera if he “meant” to do that — but the look on his face tells a very different story.

As our readers are no doubt aware, this firearms “instructor” violated one of the four cardinal rules of gun safety and nearly earned a trip to the morgue in the process. Say it with us, everybody: Always keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.

Be safe, kids.

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