Here’s some great advice found at Gun Nuts Media to so-called gun store “lawyers” who don’t really know anything about the law, but still use their lack of knowledge to scare off new gun owners: “shut the ***CENSORED*** up.”
Seriously, the entire post is worth a read, even though encouraging these people to shut their traps may ultimately be an exercise in futility. He highlights a story from a friend who “learned” from his local gun shop “expert” that in all circumstances, pulling a gun on anyone more than 21 feet away is a felony in Virginia. This may be news to Virginia legal experts who know nothing of this mysterious 21-foot statute.
Another instance he cites is a concealed carry class instructor who scared off his hairdresser who is sometimes alone at night with her young children from ever keeping a gun accessible. One of the tips that the hairdresser learned from her oh-so-helpful instructor is that she should not pull a gun on an armed intruder who successfully breaks into her house since it’s a possibility that even though he’s armed and has broken into a house with a woman and children home, he might not actually be there to do them harm. He might just want to steal the TV, so she should just let him do that and not get her gun.
There are other good examples in refuting these claims by so-called experts, so just read the entire thing. But I might suggest that before you do, you put a pillow on your desk because you’ll need it to cushion the blow when you want to beat your head against it – repeatedly – to make the stupid go away.