Yes, that business of handing a loaded gun to new shooters and pointing them toward the range is pretty startling -- if it's accurate.
But I don't see, Tom, that Mr. Aldous is "representing himself" -- he's the attorney for the plaintiff, a woman named Buchan, but there's nothing in the story to suggest that he was there.
Mr. Aldous does seem to be... a piece of work, however.
"Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."
(Milan Kundera, Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1980)