Man Fires Gun While Discussing Gun Rights In Vitamin Store, Flees Saying, "I Can't Go Down For This"

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A man in Wilkesboro, N.C. was engaged in a spirited discussion about gun rights when his gun went off Tuesday.

The man has not been identified because, rather than stay and make a stand in favor of his right to bear arms, he hightailed it out of there.

The incident happened in a GNC nutrition store on Winkler Street in Wilkesboro sometime around 6:50 pm in the evening. The customer was talking to an employee of the store at the time.

According to the employee, they two were discussing the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms, at least in the context of a “well-regulated militia.”

Pretty heady stuff for a vitamin store. But the men were really getting into it.

Right in the middle of the Constitutional conversation, the customer whipped out a handgun. And then, apparently by accident, he shot a printer.

That was pretty much it for the discussion. The customer declared that he “could not go down for this.” So he fled.

Police are looking for the accidental gunman and self-styled Constitutional scholar. He is described to be a white male, of about 28 or younger with brown hair, and brown eyes. He is 5’8″ and weights approximately 170 pounds. He fled the GNC in a dark-colored Honda Civic that appeared about 10 years old.

No one was hurt in the incident. Except the printer

SOURCES: My Fox 8, WFMY News