This is a discussion on Ohio Barber Shot When Customer's Gun Falls within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I had to laugh to myself when I read where the barbershop was located! I lived on the east side of Cleveland in 1960 for ...
I had to laugh to myself when I read where the barbershop was located! I lived on the east side of Cleveland in 1960 for a year before joining the Army, and lived in Kent 1964-1977, where I went to college after getting discharged in 1964. For those of you from outside northern Ohio, Parma, which is on the west side of Cleveland, was the "butt" (pun intended) of numerous jokes back in the day. There was a Friday night horror movie on one of the Cleveland TV stations where the commentators, Hoolihan and "Big Chuck" were constantly cracking jokes about Kielbasa and Parma. They even had a skit about the "Kielbasa Kid". The residents of Parma were constantly derided as not being the brightest residents in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area. While these accusations were undoubtedly unfounded (we must be politically correct now), reading the story about a barber from Parma getting shot in the butt by a customer who drops his gun brought all these forgotten memories flooding back to the forefront of my mind!
At any rate, I tend to believe the patron probably pulled his gun out to show it off when an accidental discharge resulted. I'm not buying that it just "fell out of the holster and went off all by itself"!!!!
Especially not in Parma!!!
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Never had my EDC fall out of my holster, even when I'm shaking it upside down!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein
Sounds like he just "took a little off the back"
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
Some people can be a real pain in the backside.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
I wonder if the customer left a tip?
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
We have deep thinkers and stinkers in this group that could come up with a solution...