Stupidest thing I've seen a gun owner do, ever.

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    Stupidest thing I've seen a gun owner do, ever.

    So, yesterday I'm at a LGS and the owner pulled out his carry gun to show a customer and inadvertently (I thought) swept himself and his HEAD with a cocked and (I assume) locked 1911. I didn't say anything, just left before I got shot, had to race the other customer to the door...

    So today I came back to pick up the gun I had sent there. I mentioned the previous days safety violation, and...

    you aren't going to believe this...

    The guy says, "Oh I point loaded guns at myself all the time, see." And then he whipped out his gun and LOOKED DOWN THE BARREL of a cocked 1911!

    So, what I really want to know is can I take out a life insurance policy on someone I'm not related to? I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet.

    Good grief!

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    It does make you wonder about some folks.
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    More ammo for the anti's.

    It CAN happen to you.

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    Some people have to learn respect for firearms the hard way.
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    But he never shot himself looking down the barrel before....
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    I don't know what your options are, but if it were me, I'd take my business elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunTeacher View Post
    So, yesterday I'm at a LGS and the owner pulled out his carry gun to show a customer ...
    The owner of the store did this?

    He/she is in the wrong line of work, apparently.



    Knew of a shop owner who did similar stuff. Blew his finger right off, at one point. Shop's no longer in business, so far as I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    The owner of the store did this?

    He/she is in the wrong line of work, apparently.



    Knew of a shop owner who did similar stuff. Blew his finger right off, at one point. Shop's no longer in business, so far as I know.
    I'm not Pointing the finger at anyone but the guy is an idiot .
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    Unfortunately this is the type person that has to learn things the hard way. Hopefully it want cost him his life.
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    Sounds like he's been listening to that Shinedown song a bit too much.
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    Well for one thing, there is no guarantee that people will be safe with firearms, this guy definitely qualifies as someone I would not want to have one. Just a matter of time and something deadly will happen to him.

    Firearms can kill when used improperly and this clown definitely is going to do that someday when his "number" comes up. I would shy away from this place as much as possible and warn others of the incompetence of the owner.
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    Wow. So much for the LGS setting a good example. With friends like these who needs antis?
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    If he was just a worker I'd get the manager and have a sit down with him. But he's the owner...wow. This guy's a moron. There's just no other words that can come to mind right now.
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