Loaned a pistol to a friend once who had never owned a firearm.
Two weeks later it was stolen from his home.
I'm sure he was showing it off to anyone who would stand still long enough.
I never got the pistol back or was reimbursed.
Got knows what the criminal who stole it used it for.
Lost a gun and a friend (who refused to pay for the piece).
Then I would tend to blame YOU for your choice of 'friend", and loaning it to somebody in the first place who never even owned one in his life. You are right about one thing, him being a "friend" no longer!