This question was posed on a forum:
So aside from the answer of "if you're doing it often enough go ahead and get Instructor certified" and "get insurance", are there realistic concerns that should be addressed?"I am active on a local ... board, and have taken one female shooting the last few weeks, and have dates set with two others who also want to learn...they're getting worried about the economic downturn and want to learn to protect themselves, so I'm making it easy, non-intimidating, and possible for them to try it out (that hooks people the best) and then they can make purchasing decisions.
I do have one concern. This will be the _th person I've taught safety, handling, and shooting to in the past two months. (Not kin). I do it for free and the joy of introducing a convert. But I wonder at liability issues. Is it legal for me to teach without being certified? What if one of them shoots themselves in the foot next month, can I be held liable? I've been pondering that lately..."