Authorities are cautioning everyone that handling guns can be dangerous if you are not well acquainted with the weapon.
Accidents like the one that happened this morning at Florida State is a sad reminder that everyone should take the extra time to ensure safety.
Florida State University Police say practicing common sense is key.
Lt. Trumbower of FSU Police say, "Well first and foremost just preach common sense you never want to play with firearms especially when others are around."
He also said to double and triple check to see if your firearms are loaded. He recommends taking a gun safety course to familiarize yourself with your weapon and also practice shooting at a shooting range.