Gun Shop

Gun Shop Actually Has a Jar of Shame for Rounds from "Unloaded" Guns

It's okay to laugh... but don't be the one to give the anti-gun crowd a reason to complain! Here's a good-humored reminder about a serious issue.

So, with the holidays over, it's time to hit the gun shops, checking for sales or for something to go with that new firearm you got.

Remember not to be "that guy" holding a loaded firearm in a store. You know, the one that makes all the gun shop employees nervous the second they walk through the door.

Watch the video below to see what we mean. These scenarios are a gun shop owner's worst nightmare.

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So, it's kind of funny when it's scripted, but remember there is a person on the other side of the counter. You shouldn't pull a gun anywhere, including a gun shop, unless you intend to use it. As mentioned in the video it's not safe and you might be sweeping half the store with a loaded firearm.

While on the subject of loaded firearms, don't. This video poked fun at the issue but accidents happen. Notice the jar, in a matter of a few weeks they had several rounds collected that people didn't realize were racked and in the chamber. That makes the earlier skits a little more horrifying when you realize each of those scenarios likely happened already. We feel bad for the employees of this store, we really do. We never realized how many careless people stumble through a gun shop's doors!

Don't be this guy or gal. Double checking never hurt anyone. We would say it's an even better idea to have the chamber locked open and flagged so when they pull it out of the case, it's obvious the gun is unloaded at a glance.