Long story short I am an air cadet corporal and I am being punished for briefing cadets on firearms safety (firearm is always loaded, finger off the trigger until ready to fire, if in doubt put the safety on, don't point the rifles at each other) when I am not a qualified instructor. While being trained on the rifle the instructor deemed safe to teach others how to use a firearm failed to give any safety brief whatsoever, subsequently a cadet loaded a drill purpose rifle with a drill round, cocked it, disengaged the safety and fired off the action at the head of another cadet. He was given no discipline other than having to miss the next two trips to the range. Also the qualified instructor was teaching incorrect facts about the rifle and let cadets treat firearms training as a casual activity. I see this as endorsing the incorrect and dangerous use of firearms. Am I wrong to expect cadets to treat firearms with respect and is it really worth demoting me for telling them to be safe because rifles can kill you? Should leave the organisation because personally I would rather never fire a semi automatic centre fire firearm (I'm in the UK so outside cadets or the military I can't) than be associated with an organisation that teaches children that firearms don't kill on practice ranges and that you need a bit of paper to point a rifle in a safe direction and generally highly dangerous use of firearms or am I overreacting.