He looks to be well left.
People fear guns. Thus a "news" stroy about a famous person using one is good for ratings.
I got the pleasure to attend some training in which a sniper took a 100 yard shot at a balloon that was 5 feet from my head (.308, for you gun nuts). I had full trust in the man, so no worries (well, a little worry the first time if I'm to be honest).