A surveillance video showing two men posing with a pistol at a gun range in Houston has gone viral.
“Taking pictures is OK, but you just have to do it safely,” Kyle Harrison, general manager at Top Gun, told KHOU.
Video captured on Oct. 5 shows two Top Gun customers being the opposite of safe. In the video above, you can see the man in the teal shirt posing with his gun, pointed up, and taking a selfie. Then he puts the gun to this friend’s head to snap another selfie.
“Didn’t keep it pointed downrange, and then on top of it, he pointed it at his friend. And that’s just a cardinal safety violation. You just can’t do that,” Harrison told KTRK. “My little ones at home know better than to do that, and they are two and three years old. It was sad to see, so he had to go.
“You have to assume every firearm is loaded,” Harrison said.
A firearms instructor feet away immediately reacted, taking the weapon and escorting the men off the fire line. The gun wasn’t loaded and the men were apologetic.
“There’s really no apologizing for breaking safety rules,” Harrison said. “You can’t do that. You have to take them (guns) seriously. They’re not toys.”
Both men have been banned from the range for life.