1) "Ladies." Please forgive me for taking offense at those who use sex as a slur -- just as I would at those who use race as a slur. It's offensive. Please don't do it.
2) I have several pictures similar to this one on my computer, nearly all with unloaded guns. All were taken safely with a tripod and timer, with a safe backstop behind the camera. (There's one example near the bottom of this article: https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/ccm...er-three-rules
. My husband took that picture of our buddy Don, using a tripod and a timer, while I watched. I love the image, and it provided exactly what I needed to illustrate the point I wanted to make.)
3) It is not
okay to point a firearm (loaded or not
) at another human being unless you are legally, morally, & ethically clear to shoot them.
4) In my state, it is literally illegal to point a firearm at another person, whether or not the gun is loaded. It's a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5k fine.