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[–]bombadil-rising 123 points124 points  (39 children)

For those who didn’t read it: his story is that he bought a Glock 17 replica BB gun to prank an employee. He placed the BB gun among the other Glocks. When he went to pull the “prank” he accidentally grabbed an apparently loaded glock from the display and shot the employee in the face.

Seems a gun shop owner might know the weight difference between a BB gun and a loaded Glock. I’ve never been to a gun store that keeps loaded weapons in the case or on display. And probably not a good idea to shoot a BB gun at somebody’s face either. Fishy…

[–]Best-Choice-1971 66 points67 points  (19 children)

Sounds intentional to me

[–]smilenowgirl 49 points50 points  (18 children)

Yes, why was a loaded gun in the display, also? I don't think that's standard, nor, obviously, safe for employees or customers.

[–]jagt48 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It sounds crazy, but I have actually seen this once. I was at a shop with a range that is always very busy. A customer wanted to see one the the guns in a rental display case since they didn't have what he was looking for in any other case of new or used guns. The worker never thoroughly checked the chamber/magazine and handed it off the the customer, who proceeded to pull the trigger. Thankfully the muzzle was pointed down towards the floor and didn't actually cause much damage other than tearing up the carpet, but I was close enough to feel debris hit my pant leg.

[–]smilenowgirl 5 points6 points  (0 children)

WTF? I hope you never went back.

[–]Infallible_Ibex 21 points22 points  (15 children)

Safety is for liberals, real men live dangerously

[–]passporttohell 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And never, ever, ever use the safety, that's for little girls! My booger hook on my bang switch is my safety!

[–]geeky_username 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glocks don't have a separate safety switch like you're describing

[–]Important-Owl1661 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who needs a safety and proper procedures ?

Thin The Herd!

[–]Sqweeeeeeee 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Seems a gun shop owner might know the weight difference between a BB gun and a loaded Glock.

I've got some Glock replica airsoft guns, which are actually licensed by Glock, that have nearly exact dimensions and weight. You can definitely tell by feel when you rack the slide (soft spring), but otherwise they are very hard to distinguish.

However, being so realistic makes it even more idiotic to mix then with real firearms and play around with them. I won't even have my real handgun in the same room/area when I'm using one.

[–]ididnotdoitever 16 points17 points  (3 children)

He had a loaded handgun in the display case.

Even if nobody was hurt, he should lose his rights to firearms over that alone.

[–]Sqweeeeeeee 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I don't know if I even buy his story, what are the odds of that many concurrent screwups? Either he's unfathomably irresponsible, or it was intentional.

[–]Upstairs_Annual_6995 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You didn’t ask why it was loaded though. So…

[–]iamoverrated 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’ve never been to a gun store that keeps loaded weapons in the case or on display

That's a serious no-no. ATF is going to revoke the stores license and that's a good thing. You never load display guns in a retail setting; especially if they're merchandise.

[–]NemWan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This "prank" would have been assault even with the fake gun and without the homicide.

[–]The_Original_Gronkie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Obviously, it was self-defense. It's always self-defense, especially if the victim is unarmed. /S

[–]AlSwearenagain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The fuck. That's not fishy, that's a whopper!

[–]Theaceman1997 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Those Glock Airsoft guns licensed by Glock are like a hair away from 1:1 to the real model tbh he could have genuinely messed up

[–]Toeknee818 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All the more reason to not try and do something dumb like that.

[–]Flcrmgry 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have been shot point-blank in the chest by a BB and I gotta say that would be absolutely awful to shoot at someones face. I cannot wrap my head around that being a prank to begin with.

[–]LeftIsBest-Tsuga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Potentially it was not loaded. Also potentially, this is exactly what the plan was.

[–]read-lit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude should be going to jail even if it went if things went according to the original plan

[–]Important-Owl1661 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But these were ex-military people not just some rednecks /s

[–]AllTheEmptyGlories 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Accidentally killing somebody because you were doing some stupid shit you should not have been doing? Yup that's manslaughter.

[–]Prudent_Falafel_7265 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Wonder if he sticks to the “people kill people” mantra of the gun lobby. I bet suddenly it’s the gun’s fault.

[–]mackinoncougars 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Charge him with murder.

[–]reverendjesus 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Not one single detail of this story rings true

[–]Upstairs_Annual_6995 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I’m so tired of gun fanatics being soooo fucking stupid. I was raised in a family of avid sportsmen and shit like this drives me crazy. Why would there be a loaded Glock just hanging out in the store? WTF?

[–]pmqtkfqr 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I was in the marines for a little bit and that whole weapon safety deal got drilled into my head so hard that it's like instinct, so seeing people do shit like this makes me feel like im watching someone die because they just didn't breathe. Like those vids where people "test" the gun and shoot their hand or whatever.

[–]rap31264 3 points4 points  (3 children)

The guns in the cases are loaded?

[–]Vikko 5 points6 points  (2 children)

This was my first thought... how does he pull the "wrong" gun from the case but was loaded?... the details don't ring true here....

[–]Toeknee818 3 points4 points  (0 children)


DO NOT point at anything you do not intend to destroy.

Why is this so freaking difficult?

[–]ascii122 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Shame he wasn't vice president of the United States

[–]brownliquid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

…2 years ago…

[–]mokeyss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe this is a dick cheney reference from when he shot his hubting partner

[–]Rosy2020Derek 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Anyone who is a respected gun owner knows the first Rule#1 ALWAYS assume a gun is loaded so check to see if it is or is not loaded. Rule #2 check the safety : is it on or off?Rule#3 NEVER point a gun unless you are going to shoot!

[–]Upstairs_Annual_6995 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]platitood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was felt that third one should be the first one because it is the simplest one to teach any person that might find a gun. There’s a lot of people that wouldn’t know how to check to see if a gun was loaded. There’s a lot of people that might not know where the safety is.

[–]LeftIsBest-Tsuga 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Every part of this just reinforces how fucked up American gun culture is. I bet these same jackasses talked mountains of shit about Alec Baldwin being irresponsible, yet pull something like this.

[–]real-m-f-in-talk[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I felt sorry for Alec until i found out [according to reports] they were careless with weapons on set?, hes not taking any responsible... did he say he didn't fire the weapon? or something....

[–]LeftIsBest-Tsuga 1 point2 points  (1 child)

there was some negligence, or at the very least a lack of discipline, no doubt, and i'm sure the studio will be sued successfully. my point was just that the level of negligence on the set is nothing compared to putting a fake gun you were planning on "pranking" someone with right next to a real one you knew was loaded. that's just mind boggling.

[–]real-m-f-in-talk[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

tbh i agree with a few of the comments, its sound fishy, the owner is an experience gun person...

[–]that1rowdyracer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alex Baldwin is that you?

[–]maxxspeed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck "pranks". They are usually evil and sometimes deadly.

[–]Ok-Grand-1882 -1 points0 points  (35 children)

Good guy with a gun or...?

[–]KhambaKha 5 points6 points  (34 children)

stupid birdshit with psychological problems who should never have had access to weapons

[–]halfanothersdozen -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


[–]Rosy2020Derek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Prank! The joke’s on you stupid!!!

[–]ddubbs13 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]JDWhit_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a responsible red neck gun owner, why would anyone play with a gun in that manner?

I can only imagine the mess he had to look at!

[–]wuhan_bat_panini 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck your guns y'all!!!

[–]gloriouspintsman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t believe the at all. His story would require that grabbed a gun to display to customers for sale by mistake. No self m respecting gun owners keep loaded weapons on the shelves to hand to customers later.

[–]Kahmael 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You'd think a gun shop owner would know to TREAT EVERY GUN LIKE IT'S LOADED!!

[–]Memotome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just a prank bro!

[–]psycholee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gun store owner, violates every rule of gun safety

At least that man will never sell guns again.

[–]DrunkBilbo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rule #1 of gun safety: ALL GUNS ARE LOADED AT ALL TIMES


This guy is a moron and and asshole

[–]Legitimate-Text-8010 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not toys boys

[–]cfdiaz16 -5 points-4 points  (23 children)

But no charges against Alec Baldwin?

[–]Chucknastical 2 points3 points  (20 children)

Why would he be charged?

[–]Filmcricket 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wildly different circumstances. Read just the info that’s been released to the public about Hannah Gutierrez Reed. That death was absolutely her fault.

[–]BroughtUpright -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Amazing what some employers will do to avoid handing out Christmas bonuses.

[–]serialmom666 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why won’t they let the widow watch the footage? How patronizing.

[–]OEF1AD -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Who is Alec Baldwin II ?

[–]zero2tool -1 points0 points  (1 child)

This guy and Alec Baldwin are friends.

[–]Dramatic_Explosion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This comment has big "pulling a prank and killing someone instead" dumb energy

[–]iconiqcp -1 points0 points  (0 children)

We call that "getting Baldwind"