Thanks to the OP for posting. It takes courage to post a blatant screw-up like that in public, but what you've contributed to helping other people stay safe goes a long way to balancing the scales. And that was an excellent idea about turning the gun into a teaching tool. In the end, I'm glad you and your Blood Brother are still tight, I have a friend like that, neither one of us has a biological brother so we sorta adopted each other.
Mal-"Jayne, how many weapons you plan on takin', you only got the two arms."
Jayne-"Well I just get excitable as to choice-like to keep my options open."