Contrary to uninformed opinions, the gun salute is not indicative of violence. The gun salute (which is what the gun finger represents) is a symbol of approval, respect or admiration. It’s common practice to welcome esteemed guests to a country with a ceremonial gun salute. Weddings, military acknowledgments (21 gun salute) and when your favorite song plays. The practice originates from soldiers holding their weapons in a manor that was not aimed at an opposing person but in a non threatening position (towards the sky) rendering their weapon harmless. So big gun salute to those living their best life …Brap brap brap !