And it's not just after Sandy Hook, we're talking the '90s.
These people like and know guns, and are extremely responsible with them.
In fact, the Indiana State Police are all over these shows.
I never bought a gun there, but I have bought knives.
And they check everyone who leaves.
Check them for what?
Probably the scariest moment I've ever had involving a firearm was back in 1995-6 when I worked at a department store that sold old surplus military rifles. We were having a big sale on British Enfields so there were about three customers for each associate. I handed a rifle to this elderly gentleman so he could look it over and turned to ask the next customer what I could do for him. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted the first customer pull a .303 round out of his pocket, drop it in the chamber, and slam the bolt closed. Heart Attack!!! He was spinning that rifle all over the place, slapping it and wiggling parts to make sure it was nice and tight, all while it had a live round in the chamber. It seemed like an eternity, but was probably only two or three seconds, before I was able to duck over, grab the gun from his, eject the round, and hand it back to him, telling him to look at it that way. I honestly don't think that anyone else in the department even saw what he'd done, but that left me with a pretty good case of the shakes.