People Who've Had A Gun Pointed At Them Reveal What Went Down
Guns should be treated with utter seriousness. Nothing about them is a joke and anyone who treats them like a joke should have all their guns taken away.
That being said, these people are allowed to make light of firearms as they've had one pointed at them.
Reddit user, u/Mprgrant94, wanted to hear the grotesque gun stories when they asked:
Over A Blackberry?
I was robbed at gunpoint walking home after a night of drinking. He took my wallet that had all of $9 in it and my phone which was a 4 year old blackberry.
Hope it was worth it dude.
My cousin aimed a revolver at me when he was 6 he thought it was a toy he pulled the trigger it was not loaded. I had a mini heart attack then slapped it out of his hand.
Not Even The Weirdest Part Of The Night?
I once was hanging out with a guy, and he was funny but a bit weird. No big, I'm a weird girl myself. We were watching Cosmos I think & eating pizza, having beers. He's a gun-enthusiast. I ask to see said guns. Well, he goes into another room, comes out with said guns - pointed at my head, like comes right up to me, right up to my head. I was mildly like "okay has he come unhinged now or is this a joke or..." kinda scared but not at the same time. Very odd feeling.
Wasn't even the weirdest part of the night.
How Dare You Fall Asleep There?!
Yes. Monaco 2007 I got drunk and fell asleep on the grass verge and got in the way of the royal convoy on the way to the F1 podium.
Woke up with a very angry french police officer shouting and pointing a gun at me.
Had a few instances in my life, but the most memorable was one day when I drove out of the back of my high school with my brother to go home. Some guy pulled up alongside me at a stop sign flashing a gun out the window. He yelled at me saying his daughters were getting out of school and that me driving like "that" was going to get someone killed and that there would be consequences if he caught me doing it again, then backed away from me since Florida doesn't require front plates.
Don't know what "that" meant since I was driving the posted speed limit, stopping at stop signs, and everything else I was legally supposed and allowed to do. Doubly so because FHP (State Troopers) patrolled that area religiously, and they were not nice cops typically. This incident is why I got my CWL as soon as I turned 21 in all honesty.
Worked at a retail store that sold firearms. Customer came in open carrying (legal in my state)....had a question about his pistol, and before i can start to answer, rips it out of the holster and starts waving it around, pointing it right straight at me (not in a "gimme your money" type of wave)....I reached over and grabbed it out of his hands quickly. I pulled the mag out and racked the slide back, sure enough he had one in the chamber.
That's when i freaked out a little realizing that if he had accidentally hit the trigger while waving it around i might be dead. Im all for the 2nd amendment and right to firearms and all that, but maybe there should be an idiot test to see if your allowed to use a gun...
You Never Know Someone's Story...
Had a small accident and the other guy and I were yelling at each other, then next thing I see is him getting a gun from his glove box and pointing it at me.
After a being in the Corps, you can tell if a person has that "killer" look, and this guy didn't. I asked him, "Are you really planning on shooting me?" He said no and put the guy away. A few more minutes of talking and I learned he had recently left the hospital after learning his son had cancer. Our cars didn't have any damage so I suggested that we just chalk it up to a bad day and he should go be with his son instead of calling the cops.
My brother - it wasn't loaded.
My dad almost took his head off - "TREAT ALL GUNS AS IF THEY ARE LOADED"
I was the only one who learned to shoot that summer.
Anyone Who Shows Off Their Gun Doesn't Deserve A Gun
Weed dealer was showing me his ak-47, all tricked out with every mod he could get his hands on. Pointing it all over the room, toward me several times and kept inserting the clip, cycling, removing.
Set it down on his lap and it went off. Shot the wall where his roommate was playing world of warcraft. Like 2 feet from hitting him in the back.
Found a new dealer after that.
Can't Compete With Grandma's Problems
Not me but my great grandmother got a gun pointed at her by the Nazi's. She was housing jews (or other people in hiding) between the ceiling and the floor of her flat and the flat above hers.
The gun was on her head and the Nazi's were forcing her to confess where they were, but she kept quiet.
The people survived world war II.
"It wasn't me!"
There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.
Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked: