LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) – He’s hired to show people how to safely use firearms — but tonight a local instructor could face possible charges after his weapon accidentally goes off at a gun range.
That bullet hit another person at the range.
Gun owners and firearm instructors FOX 2 talked with say this should serve as a stark reminder to not become cavalier and overconfident with using guns and to always remember the basic safety rules about firearms.
“It is just carelessness,” said Rick Ector, firearms expert.
A local firearms instructor has become an object lesson of what not to do with a gun after accidentally shooting the man. It happened at the Firearm Exchange gun range in Livonia Saturday afternoon.
Police say the instructor from Lifechoice LLC was teaching a CPL class when he unholstered his gun during a demonstration, pointed it at the door and pulled the trigger.
He was unaware that his gun was loaded.
“It’s one of those errors that when it happens, things can go bad, can go south very quickly,” said Ector.