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Old 01-29-2013, 11:13 PM   #31
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That, and a common sense test X3
Or if you walk in the store reekin of alcohol or high
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They did get escorted out of the building right after.

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I just left my LGS and I walked around for a while and then went to look at handguns and there was an older gentleman looking at a pistol and just kind of waiving it around and even pointed it in my direction. When he asked about another one he was doing the same. I went back to the rifles and later told my sales person, who I've bought several guns from in the last year, I was pretty uncomfortable with this guys carelessness. I always chamber check before handling any firearm even if the counter person did it. He did make me an ok deal on a Glenfield model 60 which I bought.

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I just left my LGS and I walked around for a while and then went to look at handguns and there was an older gentleman looking at a pistol and just kind of waiving it around and even pointed it in my direction. When he asked about another one he was doing the same. I went back to the rifles and later told my sales person, who I've bought several guns from in the last year, I was pretty uncomfortable with this guys carelessness. I always chamber check before handling any firearm even if the counter person did it. He did make me an ok deal on a Glenfield model 60 which I bought.
I still have my model 60. That was my first gun. Great little .22
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I found a .22 round, laying on a shelf by the BB guns. I showed it to the employee at the Sporting Goods dept, and asked to see the manager. The employee wanted the round, but I knew the manager, and insisted on giving it to him. When the manager came, the employee fessed up to spilling a box of .22 rounds a couple days before.

Most likely, not a good idea having live ammo laying around inside box stores, selling riffles. The fact I found it on a shelf, means someone else found it on the floor, and put it on a shelf. Who knows how many customers handled that live round in several days?

Only a .22, I know, but that is a powerful round, and people die being hit with them.

All is well, that ends well.

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People constantly muzzle sweep one another at the used gun racks at my local Cabelas. All the rifles and shotguns have trigger locks on or zip ties on bolt handles, but it's still seriously annoying. Nothing like checking tags on one side of the rack while someone's sighting in on your neck through the guns on the other side of the rack. It's why I try to go immediately after work on a Tuesday through Thursday. No one there to point weapons at you. On weekends the place is a cattle farm.

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One of the dumbest things I have ever seen was in Gander Mountain, and it was the stores fault! I was looking at the used gun rack and recognize that they had a Type 99 arisaka. I also have a Type 99 that my grandpa gave me. I was wanting to see how much they were asking for it so I look at the tag. They had it listed as a 8mm Mauser! I went to tell one of the salesmen That it is a 7.7x58mm and they just looked at me like I was stupid. I told them I just want you to know, because I am not going to be the one responsible for this gun blowing up in someones face. I never did think much of the gun salesman in gander mountain but after that, WOW

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Is anyone really surprised considering most people’s ‘knowledge’ of firearms comes from TV & movies?

Absolutely there are many stupid people with firearms, but I think it’s mostly ignorance. I know some here will consider this an infringement, but I believe some proof of knowing & understanding the rules of firearm safety should be required. At the very least, some form of the rules could be conspicuously posted in the gun shops. I.e.; DON'T put your finger on the trigger. DON'T aim the gun at anybody. DON'T wave the gun around in front of people, etc. Something simple and easily read to let people who don't know any better what the minimum standards of gun handling are.
Ignorance can be cured, stupid is forever!
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Couple months ago I was at my LGS indoor range. A few stalls down from me a young guy is trying to impress his girlfriend/wife/whatever. He tells her to "watch me". Then he loads up his pocket pistol and rapid fires the magazine full. Guess she was all kinds of impressed with his testosterone levels (no rapid fire allowed by the way). Next he loads up again and hands her the gun. She points the gun downrange, crosses her thumbs behind the grip, closes her eyes and pulls the trigger...once. She drops the gun for the good reason that she has just about slashed the web of her left thumb to the bone. The guy couldn't be bothered to show her how to grip the gun safely, not sure he knew how either. I felt bad, cause I could see her grip was wrong, but couldn't get there in time to stop her. Got some paper towels, told her to apply direct pressure, LGS employees suggested she go to ER since the wound was well beyond Bandaids.

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I need to hang around more gun stores. I don't have any good stories other than a woman looking over a new Ruger Mk III a few weeks ago. The action was open as she aimed it at the shop guy's stomach.

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