I think this is one of those cases of leading horse to water.
The OP knows, or at the very least suspects, his methodology is unsafe. This has been confirmed by the multitudes, and yet, no dice. I can't think of any other way to state the same information that will have an effect, so to the OP, good luck. You have received good sound advice. It is up to you to be a safe and competent gun owner, I hope you become one.
"A Liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory". - Charles Krauthammer