Originally Posted by AA#5
A "severe tongue lashing" does not get your point across & teaches them nothing. It only distracts by putting people in a defensive mode & they don't really hear what you're saying.
I have to agree, the last thing you ever want to do is yell at someone who is holding a firearm and putting even more stress and pressure on them than there already is, especially if it is their first time.
When I went through the police academy, nothing bad happened, but if something were to happen, someone would yell Code Red and the instructor would walk over, have the person who is being unsafe unload and hand their weapon over and be asked to leave.
The only time we got a sever tongue lashing is when we were all sitting down, guns unloaded and holstered, and one of the instructors chewed us all out for a mistake one person in our group made earlier.