Wednesday, we had a guy come in, not quite one of our regulars, but
more than an occasional guest. He had a 1911 strapped to his hip, and
was informed we do not allow open carry on premises. He unloaded the
weapon, locked the slide, and I checked it into our safe. I explained it
was a courtesy, since he was riding a bicycle, and that, in the future,
he would simply need to leave it at home. No problem. He had lunch, and
a beer, and left.
He came back two hours later, and asked if I could check the gun
again, because a friend was going to come pick him up, rather than
having to ride the 26 miles home. Same deal, unloaded, slide locked,
into the safe. Here's where things got stupid.