Originally Posted by tlech29
There is common thought amongst myself and some of my friends here in Ky about the general guy who works behind the counter at most guns stores.. it seems that most of these guys share some common personality traits. These traits usually are
2.know everything about everything
3. Very bias towards larticular brands especially un american brands
5. Again..knows everything about everything.
We have come to the conclusion that these guys either suffer from very small penis syndrom and or were beat up or picked on as a teenager. These men now feel that with a trusty piece attached to their hip that their IQ has risen to higher than normal standards. They also feel that they can come across in a condescending tone to anyone and anywhere because they have this gun on them and they will no longer need to knuckle up like real men. This in turn makes them feel that they can speak to anyone in anyway that has an opinion that differs from them or ask "in their opinion" a silly question...
I can see all these things mixed with the whole tough guy internet persona brings a lot of these same guys out of the wood work on this forum.
I think that guy has twins everywhere in the US lol. I have worked with some very friendly and helpful guys at gun shops as well, but yes you nailed the stereotype pretty well! Agreed there are some that have the 'tough guy' persona that would be worthless in a fistfight, had their lunch money taken from them as a kid so now they are strapped and have an attitude.
There are plenty of first class pricks out there and yes some of them are our fellow firearms owners. I take them with a grain of salt. But I do not consider them 'brothers' just because they carry a gun.....heck there are a lot of scumbags in prison who carried guns as well, and plenty of thugs and gang-bangers carrying now. I consider folks who care about and demonstrate decency in their dealings with others to be my brethren....