Lessons we teach children


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Redfern
March 30, 2003, 11:47 PM
I am at the local store and a guy comes in with his 2 sons. He is wound up a few notches than normal, because tody he is purchasing his favorite: A large frame single action Colt revolver.

So, the salesman checks the condition (empty) and this guy starts twirling the Colt on his finger, ala gunslinger style.

THEN, he cocks the hammer, points the gun at his son, and pulls the trigger ! The son jumps a few inches off the ground and this guy says " Good thing it wasn't loaded" :eek:

It scares me to think this guy can legally own a 40 round magazine.

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TechBrute
March 30, 2003, 11:50 PM
I have come unglued at people in public for less than that. If he had done that in my store, he'd be finding his way out FAST!:cuss: :banghead: :fire:

Yohan
March 30, 2003, 11:50 PM
What an idiot. :cuss:

Triad
March 30, 2003, 11:55 PM
Did you say anything to him about this behavior?
It scares me to think this guy can legally own a 40 round magazine.
Why? If there had been one cartridge in that Colt the kid would have been shot, and probably killed, how would another 39 rounds make it any worse?

Zundfolge
March 30, 2003, 11:59 PM
I'm more worried that this idiot is breeding then whether or not he owns guns :scrutiny:

CZ 75 BD
March 31, 2003, 12:09 AM
Mama always said "Stupid is as stupid does." What is this guy teaching?:fire: I hope the shopkeep or someone climbed his frame!:cuss:

pax
March 31, 2003, 12:18 AM
I would have jumped so far down the guy's throat that he'd have needed the Heimlich maneuver when I was through.

pax

That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it. -- a congressional candidate in Texas

Telperion
March 31, 2003, 12:18 AM
So what was the sales clerk's response?

cratz2
March 31, 2003, 01:40 AM
So what was the sales clerk's response?

If it was anything less than jerking it away from the guy and pistol-whipping him with it, he didn't do enough. :cuss:

sm
March 31, 2003, 02:03 AM
< insert words Art's Grammaw wouldn't appreciate>

pax, I actually have had to physically restrain persons of this sort.

A dad got mad at a club member and pointed a shotgun at his back, I tackled and removed gun. this guy is banned from club forever.

His 5 year old daughter thought he was gonna shoot someone. traumatized , We called the Mom. One of the hardest things I've done, hold a crying kid, shaking and scared with her dad's gun in safe keeping. Kid understood why I tackled her dad, she knew about 4 rules best she could. Hardest question a child can ask is "why?". All I could do was hold, hug, and wipe her tears.

I still get a lump thnking about that day and that child/angered at the thought of that dad. At least mom had the sense to divorce this ...this, whatever , later on.

Feanaro
March 31, 2003, 07:33 AM
Dear God, what kind of parent is that guy? :confused:

J Miller
March 31, 2003, 10:19 AM
Parents who traumatize their children like this are training the enemy.

They are training future anti-gunners. :banghead:

Feanaro
March 31, 2003, 10:23 AM
Besides that, it's not nice to point weapons at children and/or try to shoot someone in cold blood in front of them.

Betty
March 31, 2003, 11:07 AM
I feel sorry for the kid having such a stupid dad. :(

Braz
March 31, 2003, 11:26 AM
That one made me whince!

Ignorance is no excuse for such an action by anyone, but from a parent is shocking. Makes my experience yesterday pale. A group of young dweebs were checking out paintball guns when one inserted a CO2 cartridge and popped a 'blank' release on one of his friends. The guy behind the counter grabs it from him and asks, "What are you, 12? You're outta here!" Working with guns might be nice, but in a large city, carries it's own types of stress.

cool45auto
March 31, 2003, 11:13 PM
Makes you wonder what kind of parents that guy had.

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