I believe the OP was referring to long guns. It is only natural when you shoulder a long gun to place your finger in the trigger guard and rest your finger on the trigger. Normaly the safety is operated with your thumb. Handing a rifle or shotgun to someone to examine you would make sure the weapon is clear before handing it over then watch where the muzzle is pointing. The normal person would want to dry fire the weapon. After years of hunting the rifle or shotgun comes up to the shoulder, the finger goes on the trigger. You make sure you have a clear shot. Release the safety. Pull trigger. You don't have much time.Take meat home. Handling pistols and revolvers is a different drill. Keep your finger off the trigger till you are ready to fire. I think you are giving the guy to much flack. I don't usually chip in on these disagreements but I had to put in my two cents.