In Glasgow, Kentucky, a cop goes into a sporting goods store to check out a pistol. The clerk hands him (inadvertently I'm sure) a loaded automatic. The cop plays with it for a minute before proceeding to blow off his own finger.
We should never entrust firearms to cops like this. He breaks every rule in the book. First rule, you assume the weapon is loaded. That's your responsibility as soon as you pick up the gun. Second rule, you SAFE the firearm, ensuring that it's not loaded. Third rule, you never, ever, ever point a firearm at others, such as the two employees and two customers further down the counter.