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6th May '17 1:16:35 PM DarkHunter
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* This trope is the big reason why many gun stores will have a policy that if you have a concealed/holstered weapon when you enter the store, it ''stays'' that way until you leave the store. You have to have it unholstered, out in the open where they can see it when you walk in if you want to show it to the clerk or gunsmith, or want to use the firing range. This prevents any [[AccidentalMurder misunderstandings]] from you pulling the gun out with honest intentions in front of a [[TriggerHappy gun shop clerk]]. That said, walking in with a gun in hand is almost as likely to get you shot - if you have a weapon that needs to be looked at by a clerk or gunsmith, you should really bring it in a case.

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* This trope is the big reason why many gun stores will have a policy that if you have a concealed/holstered weapon when you enter the store, it ''stays'' that way until you leave the store. You have to have it unholstered, out in the open where they can see it when you walk in if you want to show it to the clerk or gunsmith, or want to use the firing range. This prevents any [[AccidentalMurder misunderstandings]] from you pulling the gun out with honest intentions in front of a [[TriggerHappy gun shop clerk]]. That said, walking in with a gun in hand is almost as likely to get you shot - if you have a weapon that needs to be looked at by a clerk or gunsmith, you should really bring it in a case. [[https://i.redd.it/1flw5uxd4plx.jpg This sign sums up gun stores' attitudes toward people who try to brandish a firearm in their store.]]
17th Feb '17 8:34:58 AM Divra
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* [[UsefulNotes/NotableSwedishMonarchs Gustav Vasa]], King of Sweden, pulled this on a national scale. Faced with invading Danes and domestic unrest, he borrowed several times Sweden's GDP from UsefulNotes/TheHansa, hired mercenaries and dealt decisively with the threat. He then sailed his army south, laid siege to Lübeck, the Hansa's headquarters, and threatened to let his mercenaries sack the city unless the debt was cancelled.
22nd Jan '17 11:02:58 PM infernape612
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' this trope runs in both directions. It works in the sense that Leon is capable of killing the Merchant that sells him weapons but doesn't work in the sense that once you kill the Merchant you don't get to take any of his guns off of his body or from his store. The decision not to kill the Merchant is helped by the fact that once you kill the Merchant he stays dead in that particular area forever, though he re-spawns and meets you in the next available spot in the storyline even if you did kill him in an earlier area. Except in [[KilledOffForReal Professional dificulty ]].
* In the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series attacking or stealing from the Keckleon brothers' in-dungeon shops will not only cause the incredibly powerful shopkeeper to attack you, but an infinitely spawning army of them to chase you until you leave the floor.

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' this trope runs in both directions. It works in the sense that Leon is capable of killing the Merchant that sells him weapons but doesn't work in the sense that once you kill the Merchant you don't get to take any of his guns off of his body or from his store. The decision not to kill the Merchant is helped by the fact that once you kill the Merchant he stays dead in that particular area forever, though he re-spawns and meets you in the next available spot in the storyline even if you did kill him in an earlier area. Except in [[KilledOffForReal Professional dificulty ]].
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* In the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series attacking or stealing from the Keckleon brothers' in-dungeon shops will not only cause the incredibly powerful shopkeeper to attack you, but an infinitely spawning army of them to chase you until you leave the floor. In the earlier games [[ViolationOfCommonSense this is the only way to get Keckleon to join your ream]].
24th Dec '16 6:47:31 PM Abbreva
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* Been of the movie ''Film/Strapped'' is likely aware of this trope, and as such keeps a loaded UZI on him when he's selling guns to the usual low-lives he does business with, just to make sure they don't try and double cross him.
5th Dec '16 11:03:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' episode "Gwaine", [[ShameIfSomethingHappened protection racketeer]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dagr]] uses his new magic sword to reclaim the purchase price by stabbing the seller in the back.

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* In the ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' episode "Gwaine", [[ShameIfSomethingHappened protection racketeer]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dagr]] uses his new magic sword to reclaim the purchase price by stabbing the seller in the back.



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Reese is so BadAss he just robs some crook who's in the weapons smuggling business whenever he needs MoreDakka.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Reese is so BadAss badass he just robs some crook who's in the weapons smuggling business whenever he needs MoreDakka.
2nd Dec '16 2:53:34 PM Grudgeal
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Jumanji}}''. It is set up to happen when Van Pelt visits a gun shop and is informed of the waiting period, but instead he merely bribes the clerk with a pile of gold coins. The shopkeeper is still dull-witted enough to let [[EgomaniacHunter Van Pelt]] (hunter of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the most dangerous game]]) have a rifle and ammunition and load it to test on the "[=OPEN/CLOSED=]" sign, but Van Pelt, [[EvenEvilHasStandards who does have his honor]], just buys the gun, ammo, and a scope.

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Jumanji}}''. It is set up to happen when Van Pelt visits a gun shop and is informed of the waiting period, but instead he merely bribes the clerk with a pile of gold coins. The shopkeeper is still dull-witted enough to let [[EgomaniacHunter Van Pelt]] (hunter of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the most dangerous game]]) have a rifle and ammunition and load it to test on the "[=OPEN/CLOSED=]" sign, but Van Pelt, [[EvenEvilHasStandards [[MagicAIsMagicA who does have his honor]], cannot kill anyone he hasn't been summoned to hunt]], just buys the gun, ammo, and a scope.
30th Nov '16 2:32:01 PM Joylock
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* While robberies at gun stores actually have gone up significantly over the past couple of years, the trick is the majority of these smash-and-grabs take place ''when the store is closed and everyone is at home''.
22nd Nov '16 1:36:48 PM N1KF
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'''T-800:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Wrong.]]

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'''T-800:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Wrong.]]
5th Nov '16 6:58:27 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheGuest''. [[SuperSoldier David Collins]] arranges to buy some pistols from two illicit arms dealers, then calmly announces that he's going to kill them and take their entire stock. One draws a revolver only to be instantly disarmed and shot with his own weapon. Turns out there's only one bullet in the chamber, perhaps as insurance against this trope. The other criminal however decides to run rather than fight. David calmly gets another round from the arms stash and kills him with a single bullet at long range.



* ''Film/TheGuest''. [[SuperSoldier David Collins]] arranges to buy some pistols from two illicit arms dealers, then calmly announces that he's going to kill them and take their entire stock. One draws a revolver only to be instantly disarmed and shot with his own weapon. Turns out there's only one bullet in the chamber, perhaps as insurance against this trope. The other criminal however decides to run rather than fight. David calmly gets another round from the arms stash and kills him with a single bullet at long range.

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* ''Film/TheGuest''. [[SuperSoldier David Collins]] arranges to buy some pistols from two illicit arms dealers, then calmly announces that he's going to kill them and take their entire stock. One draws a revolver only to be instantly disarmed and shot with his own weapon. Turns out there's only one bullet in the chamber, perhaps as insurance against this trope. The other criminal however decides to run rather than fight. David calmly gets another round from the arms stash and kills him with a single bullet at long range.
5th Nov '16 6:57:30 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheGuest''. [[SuperSoldier David Collins]] arranges to buy some pistols from two illicit arms dealers, then calmly announces that he's going to kill them and take their entire stock. One draws a revolver only to be instantly disarmed and shot with his own weapon. Turns out there's only one bullet in the chamber, perhaps as insurance against this trope. The other criminal however decides to run rather than fight. David calmly gets another round from the arms stash and kills him with a single bullet at long range.
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