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you know what my pet peeve is?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by avs11054, Jul 4, 2013.

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  1. HOOfan_1

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    Exactly....I think that is a more reasonable assumption than "they are cowards".

    Anyone who has ever worked retail (especially for a large company, like a big box store) would know that management and regional management is constantly pounding into peoples' heads that they need to please the customer.

    I've even been told stories of a place like Nordstroms allowing a customer to return a tire to their store (Nordstroms doesn't even sell tires).

    Do you know how conflicting that must be for some of these associates?

    They know they can't make a customer angry, but at the same time, they know people shouldn't be pointing guns in unsafe directions.
     
  2. X-Rap

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    Guns are built shipped and stocked like any other item in commerce. At retail it is incumbent upon the counter man to pass and receive a safe weapon to and from a customer. Negligence at that point is inexcusable and the same goes for the customer once they leave the store with their shinny new gun and box of shells.
    This is especially true when the gun is accessible to the public in open racks and at gun shows.
    To have a gun for sale without restricted access loaded is a crime in my view. These same situations also leave open opportunity for all kinds of mischief as well.
     
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    So...they have just never HEARD OF the safe handling rules? No way. They are AFRAID of losing sales, so they let them slide. That's COWARDICE.
     
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    Am I the only one that has figured out that there are a bazillion stuffed animals all hung or free standing way up high at every Cabala's Store that you can point an unloaded gun at, check out the sights, and test the trigger, and will not be pointing a gun at a person? Target? There are targets everywhere in those stores.

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Ignoring safety is never ok. I am consistantly unimpressed with the people who work at these stores. I had a person befind the counter muzzle sweep my face. I just consider it as part of the game now.
     
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  5. X-Rap

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    So every guy at the gun counter should be a range officer or firearms instructor? I just don't think they get paid enough to do that. If store policy was to not fire or discipline an employee for correcting an ignorant customer then the discussion would be different but having some irate customer up in the managers face because a $10-$15 an hour clerk corrected them in front of his sweetie is asking to much. If you want to point out cowardice then do it to corporate and store managers who don't make such safety matters company policy.
     
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    I hear you. Just pickin at ya
     
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    Are you serious?
     
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    Okay, haven't seen a clarification (might have missed it).

    Did they sweep you, or did they actually hold you on target with the AR?

    If they held it on target to me, I'd get very upset. I would definitely ask them why they feel compelled to try a gun by targeting another customer. It's disturbing that anyone would do that.

    If they swept me, i'd let it go. It happens in stores. It just does. It freaks me out, but it happens. Anytime someone sweeps someone (or is not focusing on muzzle direction) in my presence, I gently and slowly place my hand on the gun, redirect it to a safe target, then pat the person on the shoulder and shoot em a smile. Everyone deserves to have their safety corrected once in a while in a friendly gesture of firearm comraderie.

    No one is above lapses in safety, but they still deserve some respect.
     
  10. HOOfan_1

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    People are AFRAID of getting muzzle swept...COWARDICE :rolleyes:
     
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