Safety is paramount, people. You never point a gun unless you intend to kill whatever you're aiming at. Now, let New York's top public safety official show you how to kill the shit out of that Powerpoint presentation and freak out our friends from Europe.

Via the Albany Times Union:

Jerome M. Hauer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's director of homeland security, took out his handgun and used the laser sighting device attached to the barrel as a pointer in a presentation to a foreign delegation, according to public officials. It happened Oct. 24 in Albany at the highly secure state emergency operations center below State Police headquarters.

Hauer, pictured below, "was disabled by a stroke a few years ago and can be unsteady," the report continues. "He carries the loaded 9-millimeter Glock in a holster into state buildings, an apparent violation of state law barring state employees from bringing weapons to the workplace, several witnesses say."

Hey, the Second Amendment doesn't stop when your positive motor control is seriously degraded. If it did, old people would be completely helpless. And old people love guns almost as much as they Werthers Originals. Respect the right to keep and bear arms, and also to terrorize Swedes with the arms you bear:

...three Swedish emergency managers in the delegation were rattled when the gun's laser tracked across one of their heads before Hauer found the map of New York, at which he wanted to point.

Freedom isn't free, you lutfisk-gobbling Vikings. The next time terror comes to your shores, count on Jerome "Rutger" Hauer to have your back. And head and thighs and chest.

[Photo credit: Netfalls-Remy Musser/Shutterstock; Screenshot courtesy of New York Senate]