Here is my opinion on the matter. You interjected yourself into a conversation that you had nothing to do with and called another man an idiot. Several words come to mind here. Disrespect. Assumption. Childish. Lack of control. Most people that I know of would have simply left and took it up with the clerk later if they saw an action that they didnt like. There is a proper way to go things and calling someone an idiot is not one of them, nor is it smart. The guy had a ,loaded gun and you are insulting him. You assumed that he wouldnt shoot you for having potty mouth.
I was in my local pawn/gun store (they have a better selection than all the other gun stores around here) looking for some new toys to buy with my tax return. When an older man standing next to me talking with one of the clerks pulls out a little Kel Tec and turns the laser on that's mounted to it! As soon as he put it away I couldn't help myself and called him an idiot.
Before another word was said I told him that pulling a gun out in a gun shop with kids twenty feet away in the pawn shop part is just plain stupid
He was in a place that sold guns right? It wasnt a bank, or a church or a school. It was a shop full of guns.
Are you sure it wasnt in a pocket holster of some sort or is this another assumption on your part?
And pulling it from a zipped hoodie pocket with no holster is even stupider.
The clerk was probably glad that you just removed yourself from a conversation that you had no buisness being in, a conversation that could have escalated into something much worse that you started.
I told the clerks that I would be back later to look when it's less dangerous. The only thing that he did even remotely "not stupid" was that he kept it pointed at the ground and didn't put his finger on the trigger
And yet you insult an armed man. Not smart. Not smart at all.
BTW I wasn't armed as having just came from work at the airport.
You knew the guy?
Sadly the clerk just smiled and tapped his pocket (apparently to show where he was carrying concealed) when the old guy pulled his little pocket pistol out (I used to respect his opinion on matters concerning firearms).
That's because deep down inside you know you screwed up. If you had confidence that what you did was the right thing, your overbearing,disrespectful and impulsive action would not have you second guessing yourself.
In hindsight even my reaction seems wrong to me now.
The gun shop that I frequent sees lots of guns being cleared, pointed at the floor and just being looked at. The man had the sense to keep his finger off the trigger and keep it pointed in a safe direction, which tells me that he may not be the idiot that you claim him to be.So what would I do ? The same thing that I always do...nothing. For one, its none of my buisness. Second, if he handles his gun in a safe manner, there is no danger. Thirdly, some punk calling me an idiot in public will be met with some sort of response that more than likely would not be approved by the moderators here.
Getting out of there would be my first priority while letting the Glock Armorer know what was going on (he is kind of an A#% but he also would not put up with that. What would any of you do if somebody pulls a loaded gun out of there pocket at your GS?
Yes, there was an idiot in the gun store, and it wasnt the guy with the gun. :scruntiny:
Just my two cents.