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  • I do not "show off" my firearm regardless of where I carry it. The manager's behaviour is inexcusable.
  • He should have brought a gub instead.
  • The guy bringing his gun to the bank is fine, but the fact he was waving it around to show off the laser is not.
  • From reading a few stories like this one, I'm convinced of two possibilities:

    1) There's apparently lots of people in the U.S. and elsewhere that have extreme anxiety at even seeing a gun not in the posession of law enforcement. They feel personally threatened when they see ordinary citizens armed.

    OR

    2) There's lots of gun owners who brandish their weapons around in complete violation of the law.
  • 1derful: The guy bringing his gun to the bank is fine, but the fact he was waving it around to show off the laser is not.


    You are not allowed to post rational responses in a gun thread.
  • Dimensio: I do not "show off" my firearm regardless of where I carry it. The manager's behaviour is inexcusable.


    You mean showing it off by pointing it at someone's head and chest is wrong? But I swear it's unloaded! Look at this cool thing I have!
  • Big Man On Campus: From reading a few stories like this one, I'm convinced of two possibilities:

    1) There's apparently lots of people in the U.S. and elsewhere that have extreme anxiety at even seeing a gun not in the posession of law enforcement. They feel personally threatened when they see ordinary citizens armed.

    OR

    2) There's lots of gun owners who brandish their weapons around in complete violation of the law.


    I suspect that both are true, to some extent, though I suspect the former to be far more common than the latter. A police officer informed that he prefers that citizens not carry firearms openly displayed specifically because insecure bystanders will contact police, resulting in a waste of resources. He did not object at all to carrying concealed firearms (with permit), however.
  • Vash's Apprentice: [www.examiner.com image 314x301]
    Agrees


    I just KNEW that was gonna be in here...
  • I'm the bank president
    Not anymore, you're not.
  • Am I the only one that instantly thinks someone is a tool when they flick on their Crimson Trace at the range (or the bank...) I mean really, I hardly even need sights after the thousandth or so round I put through a new handgun. Lasers are the new spinning rims of the handgun world.
  • Oh, look, it's my former bank!
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    To be fair, bankers do have a recent history of egregious criminal activity.
  • Dimensio: I do not "show off" my firearm regardless of where I carry it. The manager's behaviour is inexcusable.


    FTFA:
    Cenovic, who has worked at the bank only a few months, told police that she and Dahir had argued. Later, after the bank closed, she noticed a laser dot move from her forehead to her chest, then to her computer.

    Yeah, that's not showing off anything. That's threating someone with your CCW. You're missing the point if you think the guy needs to understand that he shouldn't be showing off a "cool new laser sight." He actually needs to understand that you don't threaten people with a defensive weapon after an argument.
  • Whiskey Dickens: Later, after the bank closed, she noticed a laser dot move from her forehead to her chest, then to her computer.

    Humm, how do you notice a laser on your forehead? Desk mirror?

  • FilmBELOH20


    Lasers are the new spinning rims of the handgun world.


    Counterpoint: I don't use lasers, but I can see how they might be handy on a firearm with a very short sight radius.
  • 1. Always treat all firearms as if they were loaded.
    2. Never allow the muzzle of any firearm to point at anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3. Never put your finger near the trigger until you are ready to fire. Do not depend on any mechanical device for safety!
    4. Always be sure of your target, and what is behind and in front of it.
  • kombat_unit: Whiskey Dickens: Later, after the bank closed, she noticed a laser dot move from her forehead to her chest, then to her computer.

    Humm, how do you notice a laser on your forehead? Desk mirror?


    She was probably visiting a website with a dark background.
  • 1derful: The guy bringing his gun to the bank is fine, but the fact he was waving it around to show off the laser is not.


    This.

    You usually can't carry a gun into a bank. Yeah, a Bank President could probably get away with that.

    Heck, I recall a story on Fark not too long ago about a Bank President who used his gun to thwart a robbery.

    However, brandishing the firearm was way, WAY out of line. Trying to show off your new laser sights, in a bank, to a VP?

    Bad Idea. Very Bad Idea.
  • Domina said the bank's board asked Dahir to stay away from the bank "while it sorts things out, and it's still in that process."

    I think he'll be staying away from the bank for a while.

  • GregGates


    2. Never allow the muzzle of any firearm to point at anything you are not willing to destroy.


    Good safety advice is important, but people carry this one too far: the muzzle has to be pointed *somewhere* at all times simply because it exists. According to this statement, I am willing to let the long guns destroy the top of the gun cabinet since the muzzles are pointed in that direction.

    Instead, one could say "don't aim at anything you are not willing to destroy", but there would be exceptions for that too, like getting a know a new firearm and looking at the sight picture in a non-shooty way. 

    "Don't be an idiot" should be sufficient, but we can't get everyone to agree on what "idiot" means.
  • From the article:

    Karen Cenovic, a biatch that wants to be bank president, reported the incident to police and the board
  • About 10years ago when I worked at a bank a co-worker was talking about seeing some shady looking guy hanging around outside the backdoor.

    This new hire lady, Brenda, gets up and starts panicking saying "Oh lawd, he ain't gonna rape me! Dat's why I carry my .357" and she pulls it out of her purse and waves it around the room to let everyone know what her .357 looks like.

    Brenda was 5'9", +350lbs, bald, had no teeth and was mistaken for a man several times.
    Probably not in most rapist's demographic. Somehow she didn't get fired.

    Turns out the "shady looking guy" was the bank president taking a smoke break.
  • Big Man On Campus: From reading a few stories like this one, I'm convinced of two possibilities:


    2) There's lots of gun owners who brandish their weapons around in complete violation of the law.


    in some states/areas, you are allowed to carry in a holster out in the open

  • sn0wblind


    Big Man On Campus: From reading a few stories like this one, I'm convinced of two possibilities:

    2) There's lots of gun owners who brandish their weapons around in complete violation of the law.


    in some states/areas, you are allowed to carry in a holster out in the open


    "Open carry" and "brandish" are two very different things.
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