Me: Yeah. Do you have to close your eye to shoot a pistol?
My dad: Sort of.
Me: Okay, so I need to bring tape. Wait - does it matter WHICH eye?
My dad: Not really.
Me: Never mind, then.
Taken a millisecond after my tentative first shot - you can see the casing flying away, or whatever that thing is called. I know next to nothing about guns. And everything I know about gun safety is what I know about scissors-safety....no one can get hurt if you point it at the ground away from your feet and walk carefully.
(Yes, I'm wearing a plaid flannel shirt with a velvet blazer. Deal with it.)