Odd Language #223: Shooting at What?

“You have to spot the nerve case and get it . . . whereupon he will trot right on past you, shooting at nothing, until he crashes into a wall or something.” – Starship Troopers, p. 135

The issue: If one is shooting, one is shooting at something. Maybe, one is shooting at nothing in particular, but that is not nothing.

Think gun safety!