A man guarding a “Muslim-free” gun range in Oktaha, Oklahoma accidentally shot himself while practicing poor gun safety etiquette, KOTV’s Richard Clarke reports.
The man, whose name was not released, belonged to a group that volunteered to stand guard outside of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear after the store’s owner received death threats for installing a sign denying Muslims the right to patronize his establishment.
Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson evinced no surprise about the accidental shooting, saying that he “saw several of those gentlemen out there yesterday. 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.”
One of “the Clampetts” — a reference to the iconic family from “The Beverly Hillbillies” — told Muskogree Now’s Leif Wright that he would only identify himself as “Eagle One,” and that the reporter shouldn’t follow in the sheriff’s footsteps and “paint us as ignorant hillbillies.”