Shooting in a dream is usually about “shooting off” at the mouth. If you are doing the shooting ask yourself if you have shot your mouth off recently. Have you said critical or hurtful things to somebody? If you are shot at, has someone said hurtful things to you? Or are YOU being overly critical of yourself? Shooting in a dream can also refer to giving something your best “shot.” If the gun doesn’t shoot in the dream, then you or someone around you may not be giving their best effort towards something.