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Man Protecting a Muslim-Free Gun Store in Oklahoma Accidentally Shoots Himself

Protecting Muslim-free gun shops is dangerous work for those doing the protecting.

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Keeping gun stores Muslim-free is apparently dangerous work, especially for gunslingers who are tasked with keeping Muslims at bay.

A member of a self-described “patriot” group accidentally shot himself outside the Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store in Oktaha, Oklahoma. Store owner Chad Neal said he received death threats after recently posting a sign on a window at his establishment declaring Muslim customers unwelcome. Hence the extra security. According to the Tulsa World, Neal has called Islam a “cult” and said he would not allow “jihadis” to purchase weapons or work on their marksmanship at his shop.

On Tuesday, one of the men protecting the store dropped his Colt .45 revolver, which discharged and shot him in the wrist. Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson, who visited the store Monday and Tuesday, said the unidentified man's injuries don't appear to be life-threatening. He was less than complimentary on how the patriot group handled their weapons.

Keeping gun stores Muslim-free is apparently dangerous work, especially for gunslingers who are tasked with keeping Muslims at bay.

A member of a self-described “patriot” group accidentally shot himself outside the Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store in Oktaha, Oklahoma. Store owner Chad Neal said he received death threats after recently posting a sign on a window at his establishment declaring Muslim customers unwelcome. Hence the extra security. According to the Tulsa World, Neal has called Islam a “cult” and said he would not allow “jihadis” to purchase weapons or work on their marksmanship at his shop.

On Tuesday, one of the men protecting the store dropped his Colt .45 revolver, which discharged and shot him in the wrist. Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson, who visited the store Monday and Tuesday, said the unidentified man’s injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening. He was less than complimentary on how the patriot group handled their weapons.

“I saw several of those gentlemen out there yesterday,” Pearson told Muskogeenow.com. “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.”

It’s been a big week for Muslim-free weapons stores. One such shop in Florida made national news Monday when George Zimmerman, the man who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin but was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in July 2013, announced he would raffle off prints of his painting of the Confederate flag to raise money for the store.

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