The story of the accidental gun death in Jefferson County does raise some important points on owning a gun.
Investigators say they believe that alcohol was involved in the accident in which the victim held the gun to his head while trying to demonstrate the safety mechanism.
All this may seem elementary but it's worth stating. Gun experts say the first rule of owning a firearm is to never point it at someone unless you're intention to shoot. Guns and alcohol do not mix. And always take a firearm safety class before becoming a gun owner.