In a scenario that has “karma” written ALL over it, a man was injured today when he accidentally shot himself while volunteering at an Oklahoma gun store. While working inside the store, the man’s handgun fell out of what is described as a ‘malfunctioning chest holster,’ hit the floor and discharged, striking the man in the arm. He is expected to survive.
Why the need for volunteer armed guards, you say? Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear, located in Oktaha, Oklahoma, recently posted a sign in its window stating that its establishment was “MUSLIM-FREE.” Armed local citizens started volunteering to guard the shop when the owner claimed to be receiving death threats because of the sign.
The owner of the shop, Chad Neal, gave the following reason for posting the sign in his store window:
I didn’t want any terrorists, or Muslims, cult, whatever you want to call them, training on my gun range. There is a military recruiting station in the mall in Muskogee, and I thought this was one thing I could do to help protect our local soldiers.
The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Department is closely monitoring the situation. In an interview with a local newspaper, Sheriff Charles Pearson expressed his concerns.
I saw several of those gentlemen out there yesterday. The way they were holding their weapons, with the fingers on the triggers, you can tell a couple of these gentlemen have no idea about weapons safety. It’s like the Clampetts have come to town.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations states that this is one of several business that have declared themselves ‘Muslim-free,’ and have asked the Department of Justice to investigate for possible civil rights violations.
Seriously folks — you just can’t make this stuff up.
Featured image courtesy of Council on American-Islamic Relations.