I don't know you Gino, and I don't have a bad opinion of you or anyone else. I don't think I'm better than you or anyone else. The basic fact of the matter is that just as I have no business running your MTI without the proper experience or having someone there to guide me, you had no business transporting firearms you knew absolutely nothing about.
Was the cop an idiot? Obviously. What I'm saying is that if these guns were handled in a proper manner prior to being transported, the incident would have never happened. I'm not saying you're responsible for the shooting. The idiot cop is. You're responsible for using bad judgment in handling firearms you had no business handling. I'm not trying to be rude or a jerk or anything. The basic fact is that if the firearms were handled properly from the get go, there would have been no issue.
Yes, we are all human and we all make mistakes from time to time. Unfortunately when people make mistakes with firearms, others get hurt or die. It is the very basic argument the anti-second amendment people in this country use every day to deny responsible gun owners their rights. Just like people who don't like our loud speed boats use the crash and death statistics to try to get us banned from lakes.
As I said before, there is no room for error in dealing with firearms. Additionally, now that you have taken safety courses, you can see how simple it is to make sure things are as they should be. It is too simple to get it right to say it's ok sometimes to get it wrong.
Oh, and it wouldn't be like jumping in at the dock. It would be more like driving it across the lake to another dock to pick up the inspector and getting lucky that you didn't ram it into the dock or anything else along the way because the steering broke.