A member of an Oklahoma-based “patriot group” became the punchline of his own racist joke when he accidentally shot himself in front of the “Muslim-free” gun store he was guarding.

The Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store had gotten threats after the media began reporting on its racist tactics, leading some to form a perimeter around the store to protect its customers and employees.

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“[The man’s Colt .45] fell out of a bucket holster and discharged, striking him in the wrist,” said Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson in an interview.

“I saw several of those gentlemen out there yesterday,” he continued. “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.”

“Everybody is entitled to say what they feel, and the other people are entitled to tell them how they feel about their opinion,” Pearson said to a local television station. “When that gets out of control, that’s where we come in.”

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On Tuesday, a Florida-based “Muslim-free” gun store said it would sell prints of the Confederate flag painted by George Zimmerman, which is a lovely example of brands working together to advance their despicable causes.


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