Things I would have done differently are
1 never drink around guns. (alcohol quickly removed the safty thinking in my brain) it is amazing how quickly it killed out years of safe handling habbits.
2 left the trigger and trigger guard alone, to keep the gun functional as it was desighned to be.
3. I would not have put it in the pocket of my jacket, and left it in the truck.(I was scared to be caught without it. The gang bangers that were bothering me knew what my truck looked like, and the town was small so they could have found me quickly, and easily.)
I had also mentioned that the gang bangers had been rounded up while I was in the hospital. (they were rounded up because they tried a drive by on my house. Luckily mom was at the hospital with me when they did it.