Strange Look In Man’s Eyes Had Gun Store Owner Say ‘No Guns’ – Soon Learns Intuition Was DEAD ON!

Strange Look In Man’s Eyes Had Gun Store Owner Say ‘No Guns’ – Soon Learns Intuition Was DEAD ON!

This gun store is a private business and the owner has every right to refuse to sell a gun to someone, regardless of whether he passes a background check or not. Looks like the call was a good one by the proprietor. The 25 year-old university student that tried to buy the gun had just that morning gotten into a violent confrontation with an assistant hockey coach at Ohio University. He had also been committed to a mental institution before. He’s now charged with burglary and possession of weapons. The owner didn’t like the look in the kid’s eyes and followed his gut. He may have saved someone’s life.


From TheBlaze:

The man wanted to buy a rifle and passed a background check, but Downs said something felt off.

“I said, ‘I can’t sell you the gun,’” he told the station. “I said, ‘I got a bad feeling about this, and I’m not going to sell it to you.’”

Downs said he called police after the man reacted angrily and exited his store — and it turns out he allegedly was part of a violent encounter earlier that day.

James Howard, a 25-year-old former student of Ohio University, entered the school’s hockey arena Monday morning, forced his way into the office of the assistant hockey coach and tried to hit him, campus police said.

This probably won’t end here. I wouldn’t be surprised if the kid sued and won in today’s political climate. Regardless, the store owner does not regret what he did and why should he? John Downs, the owner of Downs Bait and Guns, called the police after the kid angrily stomped out of his establishment and they took it from there. Warrants for James Howard’s arrest were issued by Ohio University police, who believed he had fled the county. But police said Howard told a friend he was going to buy a gun and then made his way about 30 minutes north and ended up at Downs Bait and Guns. The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office told the station Howard was arrested and jailed Monday and underwent a mental evaluation Wednesday. Which, he probably failed. The owner did all this without the feds… imagine that.




Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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