Academic Photographic Study
Don't try this at home. The photographer is in her 60's, has been doing photography since the age of 12, and is a trained shooter.
The photographer took this shot safely. Notice her finger is clearly off the trigger, and though the camera and light were in front of the pistol, she remained behind it at all times.
The pistol is a Springfield XD-45 ACP 4” service model, with 14 rounds of JHP ( jacketed hollow points ), one of which is showing at the inside base of the barrel in this photo.
The phraseology of the caption is purely hypothetical, for the purpose of making a political point. The photographer loves most people, thinks almost everyone is good and decent, and would never endanger herself or others, except perhaps to endanger an attacker who had initiated lethal force against her, in the gravest extreme of self defense situations.
No people or cute animals were injured or endangered in the taking of this photo.
Two of us took turns for these photos. Which do you like best, the first or second one?