r/mildlyinfuriating 5d ago Silver 1 Wholesome 1 Facepalm 1

Thanksgiving/F.I.L. Shot my floor

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u/healing-souls 5d ago

Was he trying to carve the turkey with a handgun?

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

It's actually pretty funny

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u/AndringRasew 5d ago Silver Gold Wholesome Ally

The good news is you can fix this with a drill, a wood dowel, some wood glue and a flush cut pull saw (or oscillating saw if you have the budget).

Source: I am a hobbyist woodworker.

Can't really help so much with the family dynamic though. That's shot to hell.

You can probably find a tutorial on filling drill holes in plank flooring on YouTube.

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u/Tom1252 4d ago Helpful Burning Cash Helpful (Pro)

I'd recommend dry ramen noodles instead.

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u/AndringRasew 4d ago

Or baking soda and super glue.

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u/RedshiftWarp 4d ago

It’s infuriating how good that guy is. Matching paint too

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u/bitemark01 5d ago Narwhal Salute

So just a simple few hundred dollars in tools and several hours of my time plus trial and error? What a relief!

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u/AndringRasew 5d ago

To be fair all homeowners should own a drill.

You could get a simple corded drill for about $20-40 USD.

A decent drill bit set is roughly $20-30 USD but you could get individual bits for significantly cheaper (a 7 piece set costs about $10.)

A wooden dowel is about a dollar or two.

Wood glue is about $3-4.

A flush cut saw is $9-18.

Sand paper is a couple bucks.

Polyurethane is about $10-20.

Stain markers for furniture repair are under $10.

If you buy the budget friendly options, you could reasonably spend $80-$130 USD to do it.

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u/John_Yossarian 4d ago All-Seeing Upvote

And after using a fraction of all of that on this tiny hole, you've got a full repair kit on hand for the next get-together

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u/sakaem 4d ago

Dumping it all on your FIL and asking him to fix your floor? Priceless.

There are some things money can't buy, for everything else, there's Mastercard. 💳

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u/303Kiwi 4d ago

Get the MIL to give you his card.

The FIL's face when he gets his CC bill... Priceless

Visa.

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u/DaddyDosDeuce 4d ago

Remember, F.I.L. has a gun and obviously isn't afraid to use it ... in YOUR house.

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u/easttex45 4d ago

You should acquire the finest drill driver set, oscillating saw, drill bit set and accessories. I recommend Hilti but Makita or Milwaukee are nice too... All on your FIL's dime.

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u/AndringRasew 4d ago

I mean, definitely get what you can out of him. Lol

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u/shigogaboo 5d ago

On the plus side, you’ll have the knowledge and equipment for the next time you get a bullet hole in the floor. In America, that’s pretty useful to have.

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u/Intelligent_Event_84 4d ago

Excuse me? We prefer our bullet holes in each other.

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u/FamousOrphan 4d ago

Yeah but the ideal situation is if there’s pass-through that also damages a wall or floor.

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u/mc360jp 5d ago edited 4d ago

You could rent the tools and dowels/glue are cheap af.

The trial and error part? Well, they say “measure twice, cut once” for a reason haha

YouTube if your best friend nowadays when it comes to fixing things around your house.

Edit: if you think a repair that small with take “several hours” then I don’t know what to tell you haha

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u/ThisHatRightHere 4d ago

Yeah if you don’t want to try to do it yourself then hire someone. It’ll cost more than buying the tools and materials, and you’ll have to pay again in the future. Slowly accumulating tools and skills because of random incidents is how you get practice fixing and installing things around the house.

Like I’m in my 20s and have fixed walls, installed lights, replaced a toilet, put in a new sink, put up sliding shower doors, etc. And all of that is just for friends or my older parents. I wouldn’t have any of that experience if my mentality was “ew why get all that stuff myself”.

You know the saying, teach a man to fish…

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u/mc360jp 4d ago

Hell yeah, brother, in my twenties too and doing the same.

Keep the trade alive.

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u/JBeauch 4d ago

Teach a man to fish and he can shoot floors all he wants. Got it.

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u/texasrigger 4d ago

About double your age and I have a complete woodshop, machine shop, commercial canvas shop, and metal fabrication and blacksmithing shop for the same reason. Keep collecting those tools and hands on experiences, you'll never regret it.

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u/stein_row 4d ago

Step 1: Buy all the tools.

Step 2: Assume you have the patience to do it right.

Step 3: Move couch over larger "area of concern."

Step 4: Get defensive if someone says anything about the couch placement.

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u/Luckydog6631 4d ago

Stanley flush cut saw: $15. ryobi drill: $40. Dowel and glue: $10. Takes about 10 minutes not counting the glue dry time.

Everyone’s so dramatic lol.

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u/Clumsy_Pirate 5d ago

Why did he even bring a fucking gun?

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u/JBrad0322 5d ago

According to OP, he left a loaded gun in his bedroom. No safe, no lock.

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u/Clumsy_Pirate 5d ago

Oh joy, two dumfucks at dinner

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u/thanos6920 4d ago

I’m house sitting. There’s a gun in the open in here. I assumed it was loaded and checked. It was.

The homeowner forgot he left it out.

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u/texasrigger 4d ago

I have family in west Texas like that. As old school cowboy as you could imagine. Loaded gun laying out in the open in every room, most often to deal with rattlesnakes or livestock predators. Great guy but definitely the product of a different time and place.

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u/Subpar_Username47 5d ago

He didn’t. He went into OP’s bedroom, where no one was supposed to be, picked up the gun off OP’s nightstand, and shot it at the floor “to see if it was loaded”.

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u/CptVague 4d ago

Damn thing was comin' right for him!

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u/John9250 5d ago

That’s some strong ass flooring

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u/WhatsMyUsername13 5d ago

That's my immediate thought. That looks like a 9mm casing. That would penetrate way farther than that.

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u/303Kiwi 4d ago edited 4d ago

I was thinking .22 short. Now I got to go back up the thread and check the rim.

It's blurry as F. I can't tell if the shine is from a rim, or the shine from inside the grooved rebate of a rimless round.

Edit:spelling/Autocorrupt

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u/3_quarterling_rogue 4d ago

Proportions aren’t right for .22 short. Besides, the casing shown is rimless, which rules out .22.

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u/Stay-mad-lil-guy 4d ago

Because it’s a BS story as usual but Reddit eats it up.

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u/A_MAN_POTATO 4d ago

Yup. No fucking way a center-fire round did this to a hard wood floor. There would be way more penetration. Maybe a subsonic .22 would do something like this, but even that I doubt it.

Someone has a hole on their floor and put a casing next to it for karma.

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u/ObscureBooms 4d ago

I shot my floor with a 22 and it looks exactly like this

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u/Particular-Payment59 4d ago

Yeah they're wrong. I've seen a negligent discharge from a 22 on to hard wood floor and it made a little hole just like this.

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u/WhatsMyUsername13 4d ago

But thats not a .22 casing in the picture. Its way too wide to be a .22

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u/wjmaher 5d ago Helpful

Negligent discharges are always scary

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u/westberry82 5d ago Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Ally Narwhal Salute Facepalm

I agree. That's how I got a kid.

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u/vindicativevandal 5d ago

Had to be done.

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u/birdlady404 5d ago

Just like your mom

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u/trekie4747 4d ago

And that guys dead wife

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u/ghostpepperlover 5d ago

Gun safety is no joke, but that was fucking funny

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u/CyanideFlavorAid 5d ago Silver

Hey man rude to call his wife Funny.

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u/Jewmangroup9000 5d ago

You want to divorce your wife because she is extremely silly?

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u/sartmo 5d ago Helpful

No, I said she was fucking Goofy.

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u/DrawingAdmirable2939 5d ago

Mickey mouse:

"I never said she was silly, I said she was fucking goofy"

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u/Yodeling_Tornado 5d ago

I got no rewards so take thy gold trophy of the keyboard

🏆

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u/Pepperoneous 5d ago

Dad?

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u/westberry82 5d ago

Shit. Another one?

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u/PortableAnchor 5d ago

Herschel?

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u/see-bees 5d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Nick Cannon?

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u/WarEagle107 5d ago

Mf is setting up franchises < guess what movie

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u/see-bees 5d ago

First rule is that we don’t talk about it

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u/DrPepperBlizzard 5d ago

You win this thread, here’s your crown king 👑

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u/mosssmonster 5d ago

When does it STOP!?

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u/Beautifulblueocean 5d ago

You can't be just firing off your willie all willie nilly like that.

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u/cguti94 4d ago

Nick Canon disagrees

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u/slayalldayyyy 5d ago

Me too buddy, me too.

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u/westberry82 5d ago

Play date? Not for the kids. So we can drink.

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u/slayalldayyyy 5d ago

Yes pleeeease

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u/Flux83 5d ago

Yay more negligence

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u/westberry82 5d ago

Well now you're not invited.

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u/ParaMotard0697 5d ago

Get this man to top comment lmao

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u/Ok_Yard_4646 5d ago

Maybe it wasn't an ND, and the floor just had it coming

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u/Fitbot5000 5d ago

When castle doctrine can’t even protect itself

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u/tampora701 4d ago

The floor has been shot. Is there a castle doctrine the house?

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u/Nitrosoft1 5d ago

Thank you for correctly using negligent instead of accidental!!!

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u/Tasty_Chick3n 4d ago

Yep, shit isn’t accidental, 100% could be prevented by not being a dumbass.

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u/BigTrouble781547 5d ago

My FIL shot his finger while showing an unsafe firearm.

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u/Nevermind04 5d ago

Sounds like your FIL was the unsafe party

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u/Benji_Dunn 4d ago

In college, we had an active shooter situation - after ~4-5 hours, no shooter or gun was found. Turns out there was only one shot fired that day on campus...

A cop, who wasn't even inside searching, shot the street.

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u/Lordofthemuskyflies 5d ago

That’s not negligent, it’s just a dinner table pop. It’s a right of passage.

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u/reversiblehash 5d ago

Is this your first Thanksgiving dinner table pop

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u/wastedpixls 4d ago

Everyone does one!

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u/BurtKusch51 5d ago

Coworkers had a get together at my bosses house a few years back. This dude was carrying for some reason and accidentally shot himself in the ass.

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u/Beneficial-Ad5626 5d ago

The picture is funny to me bc it looks like you’re trying to shame the bullet case. If you rub its nose in the hole, it might not do it again.

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

Lmao..thats a fun spin... But i put the case beside it so you could see the spent casing and the hole size mstch...

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u/c4fishfood 5d ago

That could be a cool way of fixing the hole- inlay the back of the casing in there as a subtle reminder of the event.

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u/Thick_Tap_7970 5d ago

Very cool idea.

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u/ccknboltrtre01 5d ago

More like no longer allowed in my house in-law

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u/VespiWalsh 5d ago Take My Energy

More like no longer should be allowed to own a firearm in-law.

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u/ChrisHaze95 5d ago

Idk about you but I wish i had a boght me a new wood floor in-law

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u/OneX32 5d ago Wholesome

$1,000,000 says he considers himself a “responsible gun owner”

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u/RaisedByWolves9 5d ago

Why does he even have a gun at a thanksgiving dinner?

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u/KaiTheSushiGuy 5d ago

They’re having a very fresh turkey

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u/SwissPatriotRG 5d ago

Someone has to end the dinner table political argument somehow.

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u/PM_ME_ROCK 5d ago

To stop the bad guys with the guns

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u/TaylorSwiftsClitoris 5d ago Bravo Grande!

In case one of the grandkids shows up with a black boyfriend.

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u/VespiWalsh 5d ago

At the very least, and a new pair of underwear.

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u/BootsAndWar 5d ago

More like breaking the-law

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u/Acceptable-Fun9893 5d ago

That would actually depend on whether or not he lives in town or not. But still stupidity none the less. Can you say gun safety? I know I can.

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u/ImprePveicp 5d ago

Maybe the father in law actually meant to come over to his daughter's house?

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u/MEMES_FO_LIFE PURPLE 5d ago

it ryhmes!

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u/Cusslerfan 5d ago

And...that would be the last time he would be allowed in my house.

Entered a room with a closed door. Snooped. Found a gun and picked it up. Checked to see if it was clear by firing it instead of doing what any normal person with a modicum of firearms knowledge would do, which is rack the slide to see if anything is there.

No, seriously, anyone entitled enough to do all of that will no longer be allowed to cross the threshold of my house. They would immediately be handed their coat and sent on their way.

No matter how much they apologize, there is absolutely no excuse for that.

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u/arctic-apis 5d ago Silver

Seriously zero excuses. It is dangerous to have loaded firearms in your house around children but ffs dude is a grown ass man. Does he have dementia or something? I have loaded guns in my house and I would have screamed at anyone who thought it was in any way acceptable to go into my bedroom get my gun out and fucking shoot it in my house. Holy shit.

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u/well-offemperor762 5d ago

dementia gaming

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u/JimJamYimYam 5d ago

Seriously. Just the lack of boundaries and invasion of privacy here is completely fugged.

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u/Send-the-downvotes 5d ago edited 5d ago

You missed step 1.

  1. Remove the source of ammunition (magazine)

  2. Lock slide open and clear weapon

  3. Treat the gun as if it is still loaded

If you rack the slide without removing the magazine, even if it WERE clear, it certainly wont be clear after you rack it and load a round in the chamber.

Also, at the end of the day, if you DON'T know how to clear a weapon it is NOT your responsibility to do so in the first place. Like youd teach a child :

STOP

DONT TOUCH

TELL AN ADULT (who isnt an idiot like this guys FIL)

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u/A_Woolly_alpaca 5d ago

If I was snooping, and saw a gun. I would not play with it.

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u/i_hate__tomatoes 4d ago

Youre telling me you wpuldnt take a quick selfie for the gram?

/s

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u/tbagger666 5d ago

I have a feeling the magazine removal was implied but that might just be me.

Like of course I'm taking the magazine out before I check if it's clear. Duh.

But not everyone thinks of that and good on you for noticing that it was missing.

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u/Send-the-downvotes 5d ago edited 5d ago

I worked at a gun range. You have no idea how many people accidentally LOAD their guns when they are trying to unload them by forgetting the magazine. We had everyone cease fire and clear guns every 30 mins so we could send people down range safely to change out paper targets. The range safeties would RECHECK guns to make sure they are in fact, clear, before we sent people down range. Constantly, open slides with magazines still in the firearm.

Also, working there made me a firm believer that EVERYONE needs to take safety classes first before touching firearms. I kicked idiots off the range without mercy on a daily basis for being idiots

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u/Automatic-Web-8407 5d ago

I've never been a range officer, but I've certainly had my sessions interrupted WAY more often than I'm comfortable with because Oper8r Dickhead in the next stall doesn't know how to keep his barrel down range. Bless those guys for their vigilance and patience because I have neither for idiots with firearms.

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u/Send-the-downvotes 5d ago edited 5d ago

We kicked those types of fuckwits out FAST. We were a safety first gun range, which catered to boy scouts and such, so there was ALWAYS kids on the range. Zero tolerance for ANY idiots

Edit : also detained and called the cops on people who wanted to try and do things their way and get attitudes. One drunk guy was super surprised when we told him he was currently committing a felony. Bro came in his own car and left in the back of a squad car

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u/Automatic-Web-8407 5d ago

Ours was cheap and well run, but also did full auto rentals because money talks and Uzis sell. I think it kinda necessitated really strict employees at that point, and most of them were prior service and had no problem being gruff to make a point.

They limited groups to four, two people at a stall and two stall max per party. That was absolutely my favorite rule.

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u/Send-the-downvotes 5d ago

Yea we were very similar to that actually, BUT - NO rapid fire allowed, NO full auto allowed, NO AP/incendiary, and only 2 people per window - 1 shooter at a time ONLY, second person must stand behind and wait their turn - OR - get their own window instead. No shooting standing side by side in the same window was allowed. If you came in a HUGE group of people, we forced you to split into groups. We werent about to let 17 dudes throwing a frat party have a free for all with a gun in the window

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u/Automatic-Web-8407 4d ago

Other than the (directly supervised) full auto rentals, there was no rapid fire allowed, except for rimfire .22 for some reason. Not a clue why that was specifically exempt, but it was literally on a sign above the lanes lol.

The AP/incendiary makes sense too. We couldn't use birdshot either because whatever trap the owner had installed didn't handle it well and the pellets tended to come back the other way on occasion. Not badly enough to seriously injure, but not ideal.

My most distinct memory is the owner not yelling at me for accidentally shooting his ceiling when the full-auto .45 UMP got away from me on the first burp and I put a round in the ceiling (which was part of the trap system and whatever, but still). I was like 12 and I think he liked me because I always pulled trap/skeet for him at the gun club lol.

Protip: be a polite kid whose dad hangs out at fancy sporting clays clubs with minimal supervision. Rich guys tip great for pressing a button on command.

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u/Send-the-downvotes 4d ago

You can make $200 a day in tips literally pushing ONE button on autotrap lol. Rich old guys shooting clays have cash falling out of their pockets lmao

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u/RogueApiary 5d ago

Might have thought they meant a press check.

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u/matt_mv 5d ago

Apology accepted, consequences still follow.

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u/Additional-Strain-58 5d ago

Strike one: Snooping behind closed doors.

Strike two: Touching my stuff behind said closed doors.

Strike three: Pulling the trigger on a gun when you obviously don't have the brains to know how to handle a gun.

"Dear" FIL would be banned from my house and kicked out immediately.

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u/Delikkah 5d ago

I must live under a rock. What’s “FIL”?

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u/nawfhtx 5d ago

Father in Law

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u/2Gay2DriveStraight 5d ago

Father in law, spouse's father

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u/AnadosDefered 5d ago

Put the shell over the hole. There. Much better.

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u/Zestyclose_Pickle511 5d ago

Fil is certifiable idiot.

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u/susanna270 5d ago

1) I’m glad all of you are safe and no one was physically harmed, 2) FIL should pay to repair the damages, 3) he should not be allowed in the house again, 4) why the fuck was he going in your bedroom where the door was closed?, 5) why did he think it was a good idea to test if it was loaded by pulling the fucking trigger?!

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u/healing-souls 5d ago

what in the actual fuck??

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u/Appropriate-Battle32 5d ago

What did the floor do to him? It's not like in fight he just couldn't walk all over the floor.

Sorry. Turkey is making me crazy.

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

Lol

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u/FutureMrsConanOBrien 5d ago

Make him put a banana in his holster.

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u/cameron4200 5d ago

Time for a talk from gun safety Dwight. 🤠

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

Hahaha He's been downgraded from Barney Fife, to a chimp with a nanner

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u/OddJawb 5d ago edited 4d ago Silver Wholesome

Backstory: The family is over for T day... We're all celebrating family / holiday spirit. My F.I.L. knows i have guns... They are usually put up and off limits, but I do keep 1 near my bed for protection... At some point we all break off and are doing our own thing.

The door to my room is closed and no kne should be in there.... Well during this intermission my FIL just wandered into my room and found my gun...

Apparently he decided to see if it was loaded by pulling the trigger.... I never thought to lock the damn thing away because no children are here but holy fuck.... Now i gotta patch my floor and rethink where i store my gun.... Apparently the rules shouldn't be keep it away from kids; instead it should be keep it away from morons...

RIP inbox.... I'll try to reply as i can. Glad some of you are having a laugh, and thank you to those that are concerned for our safety.

Edit: I have a concealed carry license and i have taken classes on handling/usage/storage... Thanks for the recommendations though.

Edit 2: Having the gun chambered and stored in the nightbstand by my bed is not inherently unsafe... I have no small children, nor do any visit, and up until now I had no reason to expect a grown person would be snooping through my stuff, much less pull a trigger to test and see if it was loaded...

I own the fact that i was naive to believe that i wouldn't need to lock it away from adults because I incorrectly assumed that any adult that found a gun would be well rationed enough to leave it alone... Or at least not play with it like it was a toy.. I have learned a very valuable lesson for the future. Thankfully no one was hurt.

Edit 3: her family are immigrants that do not believe in owning guns, they believe in the power of the bible to keep them safe

Edit 4: no this did not happen in Florida.. this happened in North Carolina, but! I was born in Florida, my wife was born in Florida, and her parents immigrated from Haiti and currently live in Florida... So let's call this Florida 2.0??? I don't know you guys tell me.

Edit 5: for clarification purposes, no one younger than the age of 25 came over to visit... Both of her brothers are 25 and 26 respectively. My sister is 32. Our parents are clearly old...

Edit 6:there appears to be some confusion as to the location of the gun. The gun was in the bottom drawer of my nightstand... It was tucked away and not in plain sight.. however it was not in a gun safe or anything because I believed that I needed to have easier access to the firearm if I needed it in the middle of the night.

The door to my room was pulled closed and no one was supposed to be in the room... I didn't think much about the gun or its location at the time because as I've said many times there were no children coming over to visit and we don't have children so I was not expecting that someone would go snooping through the bottom drawer of my nightstand much less pull out the gun if they happen to discover it and test the trigger to find out if it was loaded... Regardless at this point I'll be looking for some kind of fast release gun safe or something.

Edit 7: I thought it was a straight through but apparently was a ricochet.. so now I got to go find the other damage

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u/CrisisAverted24 5d ago

Beyond the snooping... Does he own guns? Because he shouldn't, that's ridiculously stupid to pull the trigger without checking to see if it's loaded

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u/MoarTacos 5d ago

It seems far more likely that he assumed it wasn’t loaded and just wanted to feel what pulling the trigger was like.

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u/ctaskatas 5d ago

Never ever ever assume a gun is unloaded. Even if you empty the magazine and clear the chamber in front of me, I'm still double checkin' that shit when you hand it to me

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u/MoarTacos 5d ago

Yes I’m well aware of gun safety rules. I’m assuming the FIL is not.

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u/Individual_Jelly3762 5d ago

Every time a gun changes hands it should be checked by the receiving party.

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

No he doesn't own any. Her family doesn't believe in owning them

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u/DEATHbyBOOGABOOGA 5d ago

Well that makes this all even more whack-a-doodle!

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u/WakaWakaAfrica_44 5d ago

Seriously! I can't stand guns myself, so the last thing I'd be doing is picking up one and shooting the floor with it.

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u/ghostpepperlover 5d ago

So, his first instinct was to pull the trigger. Wtf kind of logic is that?

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u/Predator314 5d ago

People that have no clue how to handle guns usually throw logic out the window the first time they handle one unsupervised.

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u/Differlot 4d ago

They aren't aware of how dangerous they are. Ignorant people that don't take them seriously almost always immeditaely point them at people or themselves once handed them.

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u/Azatarai 5d ago

Shoulda put his hand over the barrel to stop any potential bullets from escaping.

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u/Cha-Car 5d ago

Is it lodged in the wood floor? Slab underneath? I otherwise would have expected the bullet to go through.

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

It's a crawl space.... So straight through

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u/Swordbreaker925 5d ago

Your father in law is not only rude and inconsiderate for going into your room and searching the place, but an absolute moron for messing with a gun that isn’t his.

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u/czarfalcon 5d ago

The NUMBER ONE rule of firearm safety is to always assume the gun is loaded. And to never put your finger on the trigger until you’re ready to shoot. FIL is a colossal idiot.

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u/RegretNecessary21 5d ago

What did he say to you after? Does he feel bad?

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

Yes. Apologize profusely. Is morbidly embarrassed... M i l yelled at him, daughter yelled at him... He's almost sick with embarrassment... Considering no one got hurt and how much shit he caught from them I don't really have it in me to yell at him further. I think we all learned a very important lesson.

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u/Durppig60 5d ago

Just turn it into the story of “hey FIL remember that time you shot my floor!?” Also offer to teach him gun safety like taking him to a range since he should still learn how to be safe around something so common even if he won’t own it. Plus it’s a good In-law bonding idea.

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u/WestNileCoronaVirus 5d ago

This!! I was thinking the same thing! This is a great way to further reinforce the relationship you have with your in-laws, teach about gun safety, & just make a net positive out of this situation (besides floor repair costs)

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u/Durppig60 4d ago

If it didn’t mess with utilities and only went into a crawl space below the house the repairs would just be a small wooden peg or something and wood glue and you sand it down to be flush with the floor afterwards. Luckily it probably just went into dirt below and didn’t hit concrete or anything and ricochet to another part of the house. My main idea with teaching the FIL gun safety is as much to bond with him as it is to make him go through the training to handle the things he already decided to fuck around with and prevent him from any further “finding out” for the sake of bystanders and himself

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u/Sufficient-Skill6012 5d ago

He should consider himself EXTREMELY lucky that he learned this lesson with only damage to the floor and not accidentally shooting himself or family. At least now you know now so with future visits you can lock it up. Maybe have a family outing to a shooting range and teach them some basic firearm safety.

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u/RegretNecessary21 5d ago

Lol good. Sounds like he won’t be doing that ever again

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u/Qetuowryipzcbmxvn 5d ago

Only thing left to do is give him the bill for the repair

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u/Electrical-Horse 5d ago

He pulled the trigger to see if it was loaded?!

I have no words

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u/usrdef 📛 Constantly Infuriated 😠 5d ago

Unfortunately, because of the events that have occurred in the last 3-4 years in the U.S.; my rule is to automatically assume anyone else around me is not mature enough to handle a firearm.

So I keep them away from any possible person who could get anywhere near them.

I also keep the ammo away from the gun. But if I should need the gun for protection; I can grab the gun + ammo + load in less than 5 seconds. And finding the ammo would be a huge accomplishment for anyone who doesn't know where it is.

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u/Glum-Guide2988 5d ago

I appreciate this sentiment, my rule is: if it's not strapped to my person, it's locked up.

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u/cortesoft 5d ago

Hate to break it to you, but you should have assumed that long before 3-4 years ago.

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u/snertwith2ls 5d ago

Did he ever explain why he thought it was ok to go into your room and rifle through your nightstand? Like, what was he looking for? maybe to see if you had a bible in your drawer? I can understand not being gun savvy, but snooping?

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u/chronopunk 5d ago

Is this your first time being around people?

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u/iambecomesoil 5d ago

Assume yourself responsible for the result of anything that could ever happen to or with a firearm you own and protect it accordingly.

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u/AwkwardChuckle 5d ago

THAT is the proper approach to firearm safety. Glad no one got hurt while this lesson was being taught!

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u/DrScarecrow 5d ago

Assume everyone is an idiot regarding all topics going forward.

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u/twin-shadows 5d ago

My parents always made it very clear that you lock up your guns (we are in a lower crime area and we all have cameras). Never talk about what kind you have either. It’s to avoid people doing just that. Most people know not to just pick up a gun in someone’s house.

Your F.I.L also invaded your privacy by just going into your room. He should fix the hole he made in the floor also. I’m sorry this happened to you.

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u/NashKetchum777 5d ago

Imo get a false bottom for your drawer. Faster than opening a safe and kids/adults wouldn't expect it

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

I will have to look into that

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u/S-Archer 5d ago

Several classes on handling/usage/storage, yet here we are

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u/percybert 5d ago

Who the hell snoops in someone’s bed stand? Seriously what was he looking for?

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u/Broad_Boot_1121 5d ago

Usually you lock of guns to keep kids from doing that but I never thought about FILs

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u/imbored_lmao 5d ago

Thats a surprisingly shallow hole for what looks like a 9mm, how hard are your wood floors?

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u/Level_Perspective_21 5d ago

It will be a Thanksgiving to remember, glad no one was hurt. Some of the comments here are hilarious. I have to ask did this happen in Florida, just seems like this would be a Florida?

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u/OddJawb 5d ago

Almost. I was born in Florida, and my girlfriend was born in Florida... Her parents are from Haiti and they currently live in Florida. My house is currently in North Carolina though.

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u/Level_Perspective_21 5d ago

I love Florida , glad everyone's okay.

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u/Psych0matt 5d ago edited 4d ago

desk bedroom pop!

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u/GangreneGoblin 5d ago

It was called a desk* pop

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u/Building-Careful 5d ago

There’s a valuable lesson about gun safety to be learned from this.

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u/MoarTacos 5d ago

Something along the lines of “Secure your fucking firearms when company comes over.”

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u/Halfbl00dninja 5d ago

Negatives: Hole in floor.

Positives: Downstairs neighbor evicted permanently.

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u/SubstantialAbility17 5d ago edited 5d ago

This one of the biggest issues with guns- people that shouldn’t handle them do. Glad this was only your floor not a child or adult.

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u/Bloodbathowl 5d ago

What else did it hit? That's a very shallow dent for a 9mm, so it had to have ricocheted.

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u/Highlariousdude 5d ago

This isn’t mildly infuriating, this is banned from the home forever because he could’ve killed someone.

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u/substle123 5d ago

I believe this is more than mildly infuriating. I would make him pay for the repairs and be officially trespassed off the property. Im glad everyone is ok.

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u/ripper4444 5d ago

I would kick them out of my home immediately. That shits not funny in any way, shape, or form. I hate people that have no sense of firearm safety.

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u/CastleBravoXVC 5d ago

US-er thanksgivings are weird. Your spouse’s father comes to your house on a family holiday, found a gun, and shot your floor. Imagining that series of events is such a foreign concept to me I can’t put into words how banana pants insane that is.

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u/SgtBanana 4d ago

Oh nonsense, you just haven't developed a taste for our Thanksgiving shenanigans yet. If you ever find yourself in the States, give me a shout. We'll visit a state fair, shop at Walmart, break into OP's home and play with his guns, tip a couple of cows at old man Jenkin's farm, and maybe even get breakfast at WhataBurger the following morning.

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u/truthful32 5d ago

Bro was not happy about that dry ass turkey

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u/MalyutkaB 4d ago

Bro just got almost 30k upvotes for the most glaringly made up post to farm since reddit is vastly antigun and dont have much knowledge regarding guns.

Honestly chad move.

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u/acappado 5d ago

Gotta love the holidays

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u/Jasole37 5d ago

That'll... that'll buff right out...

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u/sammythrowaway99 5d ago

Pretty strong floor at least

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u/Yiffcrusader69 5d ago

Don’t worry, it’s pacified, you can walk on it now.

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u/NotThatMat 5d ago

Well? Did you dance?