Please never JOKE around with your firearm.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bakerconch, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. bakerconch

    bakerconch New Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    North Florida
    First off I have to say that I have known this person for many years and we JOKE and kid around quite a bit, so I know he thought that he was being funny.
    Not long ago I was walking out of a local grocery store and I spot this man sitting in the passanger seat, parked along the curb in front of the store. He sees me and says look at this! I look to see a loaded 38 revolver pointed directly at me. I said, you better put that away old man! Then he lowered the weapon and laughed. My first reaction was calm and I set it aside as I knew that he thought he was just was JOKING around with me.
    I told this story to my favorite gun dealer after he told me that the same man
    (who he knows as well) was in wanting to purchase a new hand gun. Well his reaction was much different than mine and really made me think a little harder on the situation. Even though I know this man, it gives him no right to point a gun at me, even in a so called JOKING manner. The scenarios of what could have happened in this situation are endless, who was walking out of the store behind me? Could they be carrying? What would they do if they thought I was in danger? Scary to think about really.
    I know that most people on this forum are very responsible and would never do anything like this, and I am certainly not trying to direct it at anyone, just thought that I would share it.
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010

  3. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    I'd have been hot if somebody, even a friend, had pointed a loaded gun at me. I dont like it when I KNOW the gun is unloaded and is pointed at me. That would not have gone over well.
  4. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    Good grief. Time for you to find some new friends -- :eek:
  5. bakerconch

    bakerconch New Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    North Florida
    Well he is not really a friend as much as a long time acquaintance, an older gentleman, not if that means anything, just much older than me. My close friends would never do such a thing.
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I happen to know the person he is talking about. When he told me the story, the first thought was this, had bakerconch pulled his firearm and fired on this guy, it would have been a justifiable shooting since he had a loaded firearm pointed at him. So many things could have gone wrong here. This is another reason why stupid people shouldnt breed.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  7. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I was in the local sproting goods store a couple of years ago and had a heart rate increase. I came around the end of an aisle and saw a fellow pointing a pistol at me.

    I ducked back, hit the deck, drew and sat there a for a second realizing that I had glanced at the gun counter, where a fellow was examining a pistol. I reholstered and stood up, when I noticed one of the store clerks on the floor behind me, with HIS piece out, covering my back.

    The fellow who had pointed the pistol down the aisle was spoken to by several people and invited to leave.

  8. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    sounds like he has a screw loose. I have a close nit group of friends that are mature responsible gun owners. some of my friends however have some growing up to do.
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    That just means he doesnt have any excuses.. He should know better.

    Many things could have gone wrong, but first and foremost is, what if the weapon had accidentally discharged. He could have killed you AND anyone standing behind you.

    Unfortunately, I have seen this type of ignorance for safety in the gunshop repeatedly. Most memorable for me, This one time I went over to Cheaper Than Dirt to browse the gun counter a bit. there was this older fellow, dont know for sure but he struck me as retired military from the way he talked. Him and a couple of other customers and a clerk were talking proper hold for handgun shooting. When suddenly he whips out his OfficersACP, points it right at the clerk, drops the mag and racks the slide and catches the ejected round with his offhand. He was all but shot dead. 2 other clerks had already unholstered and were holding centermass and the manager quickly escorted him to the door. He cussed the manager like he had done nothing wrong.. I really hope he took that one home and thought it over real good.. He drew a condition 1, single action weapon on a store clerk, then proceeded to handle his weapon, crossing the clerk and the guy next to him while he unloaded it. Dumbass!
  10. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    If I had ever pointed a gun - even an empty one - at anyone, my daddy would have raised welts on my backside with his belt.

    This guy did not have that advantage, it seems.

    Shame, the number of people who grow up with no common sense instilled in them.
  11. Rocketman1

    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    I would have been absolutely furious! It doesn’t matter if it was unloaded or not. He broke several rules. Treat every gun as if it were loaded, even if you have checked it. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, even if it is unloaded.

    Reminds me of the time when my next door neighbor was sitting in his living room with his 12 ga shotgun. He had supposedly just cleaned it. He was sitting there watching TV, and when someone came on the TV that he didn’t like he pointed the gun at it and pulled the trigger. He forgot that there was one in the chamber. Thats when I came up with my signature below:

    On Edit: "I should change my signature to read "Stupid gun owners cause so called gun accidents."
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  12. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    +1 my daddy tore my backside up for pointing a toy gun at a friend when I was a kid then came the lecture and Rules of safe gun ownership his #1 was Every gun Is loaded #2 do not point a gun at anything you dont want to kill/ put a hole in there are quite a few others and I learned to live by them
  13. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

    Friend, acquaintance whatever. I would have, after my heart rate went down and the adrenalin had drained from my system, quietly informed him that if he ever pulled such a stunt again I would place said revolver in a very unaccommodating and painful location. Like many of you my father literally pounded into my head proper gun safety. I caught his nickel/steel wedding band upside my head many times during his training sessions. I wholeheartedly agree there are no such thing as accidental discharges.
  14. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I believe the very same thing. As a gunsmith, and intimately familiar with the basic way every single firearm works. Guns simply cannot fire themselves. It requires human interference to manipulate the firing mechanism of a firearm. Whether it be intentional or unintentional, it is the operators responsibilty to ensure the firing mechanism remains unmanipulated and safe until the weapon is 100% intended to be fired.

    Where guns are concerned, There should never be accidents.
  15. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member

    If he had pointed a gun at me, I'd probably be in jail right now. All I can say is the guy is stupid, really stupid.
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