That's right! He went for it, broke all Four Rules, with the predictable results.
He took a loaded gun, pointed it at other people at a church supper, put his finger on the trigger, and shot two people.
All Guns are always loaded. He couldn't even say he thought it was unloaded. He knew it was loaded. He had just loaded it.
Never point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy. He pointed it at a couple from his congregation.
Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target (and you have made the decision to shoot).His finger was definitely on the trigger.
Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. He not only shot one person in the hand, he hit the next person in the abdomen.
If he had just pointed the gun away from the people into a corner as he loaded it, most of this stupid would have been reduced to embarrassment and sheet rock repairs. If he had left it in the holster, all of it would have been eliminated.
As Tam would say, "Just stop touching it."