This is a discussion on Had a pistol pointed at me today . . . within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by inman Years ago in upstate New York, I went into the sporting goods section of a store to look at a Desert ...
Sometimes when evaluating a gun there is little room to maneuver it around safely. It would be nice if they had a "range lane" or something that you had to use if you wanted to handle a weapon.
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When looking at guns I usually just get a good firing grip on the weapon and point it at the floor in a direction away from others.
Next time someone sweeps you, ask them if they would mind having that same gun held to their head. They may think it's a bit more serious when it is their head the gun is pointed at.
I've had a clear lane to point the hand gun, and had people see what I intended to do and step right in line, grinning like they were doing something special.
I'll go with the "special" part.
Another time I told someone he should watch the rifle muzzle. He did. The muzzle, not where it was pointed and that was straight at one of his buddies.
If birds of a feather... then this is a potential gene pool cleansing.
Sheesh. Some people.
Why would it be SO DIFFICULT for the clerk to simply say, "I know I just checked it but be careful to not point the gun at anybody just to be extra safe, OK?"?
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Has anyone ever noticed that this happens at gun stores, gun shows, and on the range too. And it is usually someone who knows everything there is to know about weapons, then they usually look right down the barrel with there finger on the triggers.
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I have , uh, told someone really bad about it and the barrel of an AR kept pointing at my head...... and he never checked it was clear... that if he did it one more time I was taking the thing away from him.
His response... "oh, was I doing that ? ".
I think many people, for whatever reason, assume that shops and shows are magical safety zones.
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That's never happened to me, but you can be sure that I would go into alert and certainly say something to the manager, and especially the offender, in a polite manner, of course.
Maybe stores should post the Four Rules at the counter for everyone to see. It might work!
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