Possibly one of the last places you would expect a gunfight to break out is at a gun store, but we all know that bad things can happen anywhere at any time. And that’s exactly what happened at a gun store and range in Metairie, LA, Jefferson Gun Outlet, which is right outside of New Orleans. This also happens to be my old FFL when I was living in New Orleans.
The Independent reports that a man got into an argument with a store clerk when he was told he shouldn’t have an unholstered, loaded gun until he was in the range area. The details are still somewhat vague at the moment, but it seems that the suspect shot two people in the store and then was engaged by two people from the range area and outside. He was pronounced dead on the scene but not after killing two others and injuring two more.
How this went from being told to handle a firearm properly to a gunfight is beyond me. But this also goes to show that you never know where bad actors are going to turn up.
Don’t let your guard down because you are at your local gun store, shooting s#%t with the counter clerk you’ve known for years. And always carry. Speaking of, I’ve got a video for that too.