Never keep a round in the chamber; unless you plan to fire your weapon.
Otherwise you have mishaps like an instructer in a gun safety class accidentally shooting a student.
The student at a class required for a concealed carry permit in Ohio, Michael Piemonte, sat in the front row next to his wife, Alison.
After realizing he'd gotten shot, he felt relief his wife suffered no harm.
"It was the first time I've been shot," Mr. Piemonte said. "And hopefully the last."
Mr. Piemonte still plans on buying a gun.
Click2 Houston, 13 Aug '13