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   Gun store employee demonstrates the wrong way to unload a hand gun

21 Nov 2012 09:23 AM   |   7186 clicks   |   Fox News
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Tarmangani     
I'm sure there was a good reason for having a loaded gun in the store...

21 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
cbcs     
A .45? OUCH

21 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
NoDitchDigging     
How do you work at a gun shop and not know to keep your damn booger hook off the bang switch?

21 Nov 2012 09:27 AM
Tat'dGreaser     

Tarmangani: I'm sure there was a good reason for having a loaded gun in the store...


Every gun store I've been to, the employees have licenses to carry. Although none of them are stupid enough to just start unloading the pistol for no particular reason.

21 Nov 2012 09:27 AM
EZ Writer     
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Wot's all this, then?

21 Nov 2012 09:27 AM
ram.1500     
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21 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
Blues Lounger     
That don't bother me....at all.

21 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
ChipNASA     
In before:

"I am the only one professional enuff...

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/linky pops to video

21 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion     

Tarmangani: I'm sure there was a good reason for having a loaded gun in the store...


I have a loaded gun on me all the time. The difference is that I don't unholster it and start finger-farking it every two seconds.

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
gothelder     
Musta been a democrat.

21 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
eldoobie     

ChipNASA: In before:

"I am the only one professional enuff...

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/linky pops to video


Thanks for the refresher course.

21 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Tarmangani     

Tat'dGreaser: Tarmangani: I'm sure there was a good reason for having a loaded gun in the store...

Every gun store I've been to, the employees have licenses to carry. Although none of them are stupid enough to just start unloading the pistol for no particular reason.


Ok, good point. How about "I'm sure there was a good reason for brandishing a loaded gun in the store..."

21 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
Freudian_slipknot    [TotalFark]  
My first thought was that it had to be my neckbeareded cousin who went to college, took 5 years to get a general studies degree and now lives at home with his parents at the age of 27. After being fired from his part-time job at a CVS, he somehow managed to get himself a job at a gun store, god help us all.

Clicked the link - ah, wrong state - well, at least Thanksgiving won't be super awkward this year.

21 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
Fissile     
I've spent a lot of time with the gun-nut crowd........that's why I quit the NRA, and stopped going to public shooting ranges.

/Belongs to private hunting club
/Members only

21 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
Sgt.Zim    [TotalFark]  
This moran violated at least two of the Rules, covering a target he wasn't ready to destroy, and putting his finger inside the triggerguard before he was ready to shoot.

That he violated Rule number one, "All guns are always loaded" goes without saying.

I say we do Darwin a favor, take him out back and put him out of our misery.

// Hope the victim survives
// There are no accidental discharges, only negligent discharges.

21 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
EZ Writer     

Fissile: I've spent a lot of time with the gun-nut crowd........that's why I quit the NRA, and stopped going to public shooting ranges.

/Belongs to private hunting club
/Members only


Ditto...

Except that I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.

/Ba-dum-dum

21 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
wingding     
Guns don't shoot people. Finger-farkers do! Pelvic made me hehe.

21 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
for good or for awesome     

Freudian_slipknot: After being fired from his part-time job at a CVS, he somehow managed to get himself a job at a gun store, god help us all.


Is it really that hard to do?

21 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
ManateeGag    [TotalFark]  
I haven't used a gun in a while, but iirc from what I was taught. aren't you supposed to NOT point it in the direction of anyone, unless you intend to fire it at them. maybe it's just be, but shouldn't he has been points it elsewhere if it was loaded?

21 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
LDM90     
Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?

21 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Tat'dGreaser     

Tarmangani: Ok, good point. How about "I'm sure there was a good reason for brandishing a loaded gun in the store..."


Nope, never a good reason. This idiot violated pretty much all of the general firearm safety rules. I hope he gets in deep sh*t for it.

21 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Pribar     
Never ever let your gun
pointed be at any one
that it may unloaded be
matters not a whit to me

21 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
dustman81    [TotalFark]  
How could someone who works at a gun shop not know the 4 commandments of gun safety:
1. All guns are ALWAYS loaded
2. Know your target and what is beyond your target
3. Don't aim at anything you're not willing to destroy
4. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire

cbcs: A .45? OUCH


You get shot by any gun, even a .22, and you'll go ouch. The major difference between a .22 and a .45 is that the .45 leaves a bigger hole.

21 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
for good or for awesome     
Is there any way to fire a gun without pulling the trigger?

21 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
Freudian_slipknot    [TotalFark]  

for good or for awesome: Is it really that hard to do?


If a person can't manage to successfully re-stock shelves of Depends Undergarments and help old ladies find the Preparation H at a CVS without getting fired, I certainly don't think I'd hire them for that kind of position.

21 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
Sgt.Zim    [TotalFark]  

Freudian_slipknot: My first thought was that it had to be my neckbeareded cousin who went to college, took 5 years to get a general studies degree and now lives at home with his parents at the age of 27. After being fired from his part-time job at a CVS, he somehow managed to get himself a job at a gun store, god help us all.

Clicked the link - ah, wrong state - well, at least Thanksgiving won't be super awkward this year.


Sadly, this does seem to describe quite a large percentage of gun store employees. When you find a sane gun store, not populated by inbreds and Rambo wannabes, treasure it...

21 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

ManateeGag: I haven't used a gun in a while, but iirc from what I was taught. aren't you supposed to NOT point it in the direction of anyone, unless you intend to fire it at them. maybe it's just be, but shouldn't he has been points it elsewhere if it was loaded?


That's ivory-tower claptrap. You and your rules. Did you learn those rules in your PhD course in "Nosy," college boy?

The old codger that caught the round was awful thoughtful to protect the merchandise he was looking at, though.

/close sarcasm tag

Tat'dGreaser: I hope he gets in deep sh*t for it.


Negligent discharge (criminal) and a civil suit to boot should be on their way.

21 Nov 2012 09:52 AM
Fissile     

Freudian_slipknot: for good or for awesome: Is it really that hard to do?

If a person can't manage to successfully re-stock shelves of Depends Undergarments and help old ladies find the Preparation H at a CVS without getting fired, I certainly don't think I'd hire them for that kind of position.


=================

Gun buyers are some of the cheapest farks going. A stand-alone gun shop, that doesn't sell other sporting goods, is operating on a very slim margin. There's not a lot of money there to hire quality help.

21 Nov 2012 09:52 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

for good or for awesome: Is there any way to fire a gun without pulling the trigger?


The gun could have been cocked (double-action, hammer back) and when trying to de-cock it he released the hammer un-gently enough to fire the round. What he should have done was drop the magazine and then eject the chambered round, or vice versa, all while pointing the weapon into the store's clearing barrel.

This assumes that they have a clearing barrel but come on.

21 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
Eject the magazine, THEN charge the slide!

/ it's not hard

21 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
ram.1500     

dustman81: How could someone who works at a gun shop not know the 4 commandments of gun safety:
1. All guns are ALWAYS loaded
2. Know your target and what is beyond your target
3. Don't aim at anything you're not willing to destroy
4. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire

cbcs: A .45? OUCH

You get shot by any gun, even a .22, and you'll go ouch. The major difference between a .22 and a .45 is that the .45 leaves a bigger hole ballistically induced aperture in the subcutaneous environment.


FTFY

21 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
cbcs     

dustman81: How could someone who works at a gun shop not know the 4 commandments of gun safety:
1. All guns are ALWAYS loaded
2. Know your target and what is beyond your target
3. Don't aim at anything you're not willing to destroy
4. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire

cbcs: A .45? OUCH

You get shot by any gun, even a .22, and you'll go ouch. The major difference between a .22 and a .45 is that the .45 leaves a bigger hole.


Hence "OUCH" in caps. But thanks for the in depth analysis, professor.

21 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Bruxellensis     

ram.1500: dustman81: How could someone who works at a gun shop not know the 4 commandments of gun safety:
1. All guns are ALWAYS loaded
2. Know your target and what is beyond your target
3. Don't aim at anything you're not willing to destroy
4. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire

cbcs: A .45? OUCH

You get shot by any gun, even a .22, and you'll go ouch. The major difference between a .22 and a .45 is that the .45 leaves a bigger hole ballistically induced aperture in the subcutaneous environment.

FTFY


Not to mention the exponentially increased hydrostatic shock from the .45

21 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
jbuist     

for good or for awesome: Is there any way to fire a gun without pulling the trigger?


Not a modern one, no.

A Nambu/Type 14 on the other hand...

21 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
painless42     
Probably a 1911. Not that I don't love them, but they do seem to be more complex than a certain segment of the population can handle. One of the reasons I like my H&K. The external safety is 3 position safe/fire/decock. Super useful when I want to unload a weapon while still keeping senior citizens covered.

21 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
schrepjm     
Without much explanation in the article I started thinking of scenarios for a gun needing to be unloaded in a store and only came up with one: Someone brought the gun in for repair who wasn't familiar with firearms and left it loaded.

The .45 could have been a revolver instead of a semiautomatic. A poorly cared for single action may have a decent chance for the hammer to fall when not intended. Like if someone was holding it back to free spin the cylinder to unload it.

21 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
MythDragon     
It's too bad it wasn't a 9mm, the guy would have been able to walk home.

/notserious

21 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Pardon Me Sultan     
And he shot him in the back?

So incompetent AND cowardly?

21 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
speedycat     

Fissile: I've spent a lot of time with the gun-nut crowd........that's why I quit the NRA, and stopped going to public shooting ranges.

/Belongs to private hunting club
/Members only


I did the "private" "members only" range a few times. It was plagued with range Nazis who told to go back and walk around the 2ft bench I stepped over to get to the firing line. I was 13 and with my father so I had bite my tongue on the "go fark yourself" response. Not to mention the rpm limits, hi-cap mag restrictions (nothing over 10) no, you can't bring your 30 and just load it to 10. It has to be a 10 box. Paper targets only too. Where's the fun in that? Don't get me started on the windy ass fudds there either.

While public ranges are dangerous, I'd much rather go out there and shoot my tannerite and various fruits and vegetables.

/wants his own land to shoot on

21 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
Fromageball     

Fissile: I've spent a lot of time with the gun-nut crowd........that's why I quit the NRA, and stopped going to public shooting ranges.

/Belongs to private hunting club
/Members only



I know a guy who worked for the NRA and accidentally shot himself in the leg, I think while he was trying to unload or something. I know nothing about guns so I can't remember exactly what he said he did, but I do remember that I didn't take him up on his invitation to the shooting range.

21 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
T.M.S.     
I bet a hundred bucks all the guns in the display cases are pointed directly at the customers.

21 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
lordaction     
Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds says an employee at Copper County Sporting Arms was unloading a .45 caliber handgun when the weapon went off when the dumbass pulled the trigger...

FTFY

21 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
Mayhem of the Black Underclass     

jbuist: for good or for awesome: Is there any way to fire a gun without pulling the trigger?

Not a modern one, no.

A Nambu/Type 14 on the other hand...


Hot bluing a loaded gun might do it? 300F and the primer pops... therefore the round in the chamber comes out of the chamber?

21 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
KidneyStone     

speedycat: Fissile: I've spent a lot of time with the gun-nut crowd........that's why I quit the NRA, and stopped going to public shooting ranges.

/Belongs to private hunting club
/Members only

I did the "private" "members only" range a few times. It was plagued with range Nazis who told to go back and walk around the 2ft bench I stepped over to get to the firing line. I was 13 and with my father so I had bite my tongue on the "go fark yourself" response. Not to mention the rpm limits, hi-cap mag restrictions (nothing over 10) no, you can't bring your 30 and just load it to 10. It has to be a 10 box. Paper targets only too. Where's the fun in that? Don't get me started on the windy ass fudds there either.

While public ranges are dangerous, I'd much rather go out there and shoot my tannerite and various fruits and vegetables.

/wants his own land to shoot on


You mean land like This?

/all the low shots are my brother. Can't shoot for shiat

21 Nov 2012 11:58 AM
TommyStiletto     
Ah, one of my favorite pet peeves: "Stable condition." What the hell does that mean? A flesh wound is stable, but so is dead.

21 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
theMightyRegeya     

dustman81: How could someone who works at a gun shop not know the 4 commandments of gun safety:
1. All guns are ALWAYS loaded
2. Know your target and what is beyond your target
3. Don't aim at anything you're not willing to destroy
4. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire

cbcs: A .45? OUCH

You get shot by any gun, even a .22, and you'll go ouch. The major difference between a .22 and a .45 is that the .45 leaves a bigger hole.


Careful, now, I've spouted those rules off here on Fark before, and have been called all sorts of names.

Though to be fair, I said "kill", not "destroy". Either one works imho.

21 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
Fish in a Barrel     
There's at least one gun store I can think of that I won't step foot into because they employees there scare the shiat out of me with their loose safety standards. I don't care if there's no ammo in the store, I want you to clear it, then show me that it's cleared, before you hand the gun to me. And then I'll clear again just to be sure.

21 Nov 2012 12:20 PM
DocBubba    [TotalFark]  

for good or for awesome: Is there any way to fire a gun without pulling the trigger?


All firearms (and their safeties) are mechanical devices which may, under the right circumstances fail to operate properly.

Humans on the other hand will almost certainly do something dumb to worsen the circumstances.

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21 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
JesseL     

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: jbuist: for good or for awesome: Is there any way to fire a gun without pulling the trigger?

Not a modern one, no.

A Nambu/Type 14 on the other hand...

Hot bluing a loaded gun might do it? 300F and the primer pops... therefore the round in the chamber comes out of the chamber?


I've never heard of anyone trying to hot blue a gun that wasn't detail stripped.

21 Nov 2012 01:12 PM
angry_scientist     

iheartscotch: Eject the magazine, mention something about "I know it won't bring her back," THEN charge the slide!

/ it's not hard


FTFY

21 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
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