Eden Rose, aka lilreddanger89, posted a video on Instagram that highlights just how stupid some humans can be. A couple of men went to an unidentified gun range. They seemed more interested in posing for selfies on their phone than they did with shooting, but some of their poses caught the attention of a rangemaster. He wasn’t pleased.
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“I’ve had kicked people off ranges before for doing dumb shit but this is so incredibly blatant, irresponsible, and dangerous. If this is your idea of a “good time” do the rest of us a favor and stay away from firearms all together,” Rose posted on IG.
The footage is a bit grainy as it is being recorded off of a television monitor. But the pair are easy enough to see.
Presumably the gun is rented. Many ranges will let customers shot rental guns as a test-drive, of sorts. Clearly this couple had no idea what they were doing. The man in blue points the gun at his own hand in an attempt to get a good photo.
He then holds it up to his chest like they used to do in the Civil War. While doing so, he is pointing the muzzle of the gun at the people in the lane next to him. For those of you who are new to gun range etiquette, pointing guns at other people is a rather serious faux pas.
But this couple is less concerned with safety and more concerned with the aesthetics of their new pastime. IS the gun loaded? That’s hard to tell at this point. The man’s finger is on the trigger like he’s ready to shoot.
He’s clearly not watching his muzzle. Instead, he keeps checking on his phone. Maybe he was expecting an important call from someone.
By this point, the rangemaster was paying attention. The idiocy may well have been tolerated, to a point. Or perhaps he just looked over in time to see one man put the gun to the head of his friend. Either way, that’s when the fun ended.
The rangemaster took a commanding grip over the man’s gun, and his neck. It must have come as somewhat of a surprise.
With the gun on the table, the rangemaster moved the man toward the lobby. The video is silent, so we can only imagine the conversation between the two. “Playtime’s over!” seems like a logical choice.
Playtime was over for his friend, too. Anyone who lets a “friend” point a gun at their head at a gun range really should be off the firing line as well. Just for good measure.
And that’s where it ends.
Check out the video. It captures the idiotic behaviors of two men perfectly. Perhaps more worth noting is the way the rangemaster handled the situation. He really stepped up to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
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I've had kicked people off ranges before for doing dumb shit but this is so incredibly blatant, irresponsible, and dangerous. If this is your idea of a "good time" do the rest of us a favor and stay away from firearms all together. **** FIREARMS SAFTY **** 1. Always assume a firearm to be loaded 2. Never point a firearm at anything unless you are willing to kill or destroy 3. Finger off the trigger until your ready to fire 4. Know your targets foreground and background