Yikes! Glad you caught her!Several years back (this happened in California when it was still free) I took a friend and his wife shooting in some of the canyons just outside of Camp Penilton. They had a couple of 22 I had my super Blackhawk and a Marlin 44 lever acton. After shooting for awhile his wife asked to shoot the Blackhawk. I informed her that it had a bit of a kick, sat her down told her to rest her arms on her knees and hold the gun straight out. Turned to say something to he husband, looked back at her and she had pulled the gun back so the hammer was resting right between her eyes. Luckily I was able to get to her before she pulled the trigger.
+1Setting up someone for failure like that is very dangerous and could have fatal consequences. All humor aside, the people that handed the guns to the shooters shouldn't have guns themselves until they learn to respect them and learn about safety.
And you receive the same safety instructions from them first?When I take a shooter new to me into the range I always give the full safety instruction over coffee before going then again in real time while preparing to shoot. Never, ever do I allow more than one round to be loaded until I am confident the individual can safely handle the firearm.