When he gets of age to take Firearms Safety, You Sir, should also attend.
That picture tells why.
Another thing about semi auto's, and i bring that up because it's happened.
The young shooter's can have trouble holding on and if the rifle gets away from them after a shot, its just like dropping it before the shot is taken except always worse, the safety is off and its loaded and ready to go.
Although you can singularly load any rifle for safety sake.
And congratulations to the young hunter!