As my tactical pistol instructor says, "No, Sven! It's Rape, Pillage then Plunder." He has a way of making you remember the basics, like standard firearms safety!!! Let's go through the steps together, shall we?
1) RAPE: Remove the source of ammunition.
2) PILLAGE: Turn into your weapon. With the ejection port facing down, rack the slide/action to clear the chamber. Repeat and lock the action open.
3) PLUNDER: Now, with your non-nosepicking finger (lest we ruin a good steak), physically and visually verify the magwell and chamber are clear.
Now, let's look at Ramjet the Rocket Scientist's approach:
The couple were talking in the parking lot outside the woman's home at the Huntwick Apartments in the 5100 block of FM 1960 West just before 2 a.m. while the man was testing the safety on the rifle, he said.
The firearm accidentally discharged, and the bullet went through the driver's side door of the man's truck and grazed the woman, he said.
Williams said reports indicated the man had been drinking.
What is it that Homer Simpson says? Oh yeah, "Alcohol, the cause of and the solution to all of life's problems."
Something also tells me that the AK Kid was thinking with the little head instead of the big head. Did he really believe that if he pulled out his rifle that she would want to pull on his 'gun'? Way to go, skippy. You just about Darwinized your girlfriend.