Question about gun etiquette
January 30, 2013 3:31 PM Subscribe
This question is for people who are familiar with gun culture & etiquette, and concerns having one's holstered gun pointing at other people.
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (33 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I was at a gathering at a friend's house, and we were sitting on couches around a table. The host always open-carries a pistol on his hip. Whenever he gets up and bends over to get a snack off the table, his holstered gun is pointing at me; I'm looking right at the gun barrel a couple of feet away.
I'm sure that the chance of it randomly going off while holstered and shooting me in the face are basically nil, so I'm not that concerned and I don't say anything -- but it made me uncomfortable. Several days later, I'm still thinking about it.
I'm not a gun person, so my question is: among "gun people," is this considered a breach of safety or even just etiquette? Is it rude? Would gun afficianados say "yeah, not cool," or would they laugh in my face?
(When I say "gun people," I'm thinking about the type of people who take firearm safety seriously, not people who leave their guns lying around in the nursery or something. This is in the USA, if that makes a difference.)