Do NOT Do This at the Gun Store

Oftentimes, what we think is “common sense” gun safety, others have a completely different idea of what that means. For example, when entering a gun store, there are certain procedures that should be followed to ensure the safety of everyone in the area. Safe gun handling is mandatory to practice for all gun owners however this applies to a higher degree when handling a gun in public. Nobody should be put in danger’s way because some person is irresponsible when handling their firearm.

A gun store is a place for information and business. We want and need our local gun store to be profitable to stay in business and meet our guns, gear, and ammo needs. Most people understand this and handle themselves in a professional manner. Personally, I have met some of the most knowledgeable and respectful people at my local gun store.

However, there is the “know it” customer who enters the store to prove how knowledgeable they are. These are the type of people who butt into conversations, argue about which gun is the best, and/or make ridiculous trade or purchase offers. Worse yet, they whip out their gun and muzzle flash everyone in the store. I have seen, on more than a couple of occasions, gun store workers on high alert due to an undisciplined customer.



When entering a gun store, my advice is for people to keep their ego in check, mind their business, conduct themselves in a professional manner and keep all guns cased and unloaded with the breach locked open. For guns that do not lock open, a chamber flag is a nice touch.

In the video below, I asked a couple of gun store workers what upsets them the most about certain customers’ behavior. They make some good points that should serve as a lesson to all of us who frequent gun stores. Watch the video and let us know your experiences at your local gun store.

If you enjoy articles like this, be sure to follow our Liberty First Foundation Facebook page to catch excellent information from a variety of authors. –

YouTube player

L1F Logo Banner

Stay informed

Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates from the Liberty First Foundation

If you liked this article be sure to register with our website at By registering with the Liberty First Foundation you will receive updates about our latest Articles, News, and Information about the Liberty First Foundation.

Please visit one of the businesses helping the Liberty First Foundation grow


Want to help the Liberty First Foundation in restoring the foundation that this country was built on then send us an email.

Join the conversation on Follow us on our Facebook page or join the conversation on our Facebook Group.