I think the fact that this picture was brought here as being 'in question',...
A)on a gun site
B) by the OP,a gun owner with a pro-gun mindset(assumption on my part)
C) and has generated this kind of debate among gun enthusiasts...
.... speaks volume's in of itself. And again, we are gun enthusiasts.
Just think what an anti-gun site could do with this picture as well.
IMO, even though pics. like this CAN be taken safely, just not a picture that promotes safe gun handling and can easily be used as an image to make gun owners look like morons. Or at least cause a debate as it has here.