But many of the more than 1,000 comments attached to the story are not critical of gun advocates. They are critical of the reporter who broke key safety rules and by doing so revealed a lack of expertise on the subject he was covering. In one instance, he aimed a weapon at someone. He also put his finger on the trigger of another rifle. Even novices learn the first rule in handling a gun safely is to treat it as if it were loaded and never point it at anybody.
Other commenters remarked that Neate didn’t seem to understand the differences between calibers.