October 21, 2014 8:30 am -

A Washington man was robbed by an acquaintance with his own gun while trying to sell it to a friend of the acquaintance earlier this month in Mukilteo, according to police.

Police say the victim took a ferry to Mukilteo with a 21-year-old acquaintance, who happens to be a convicted felon, in order to sell a Sig Sauer handgun to a friend of the acquaintance.

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KOMO News reports that the victim and acquaintance met the buyer, a 23-year-old, in a parking lot near the ferry, and the buyer agreed to purchase the gun for $1,000, according to police.

The three men reportedly decided to go to the buyer’s apartment so the victim could show him how to clean and reassemble the gun before he purchased it.

That’s when things went from bad to worse. On the way to the apartment, the acquaintance put a live round into the gun’s chamber and pointed it at the victim’s head.

The acquaintance then reportedly asked the victim, “How does it feel to get robbed with your own gun?”

So the robber-acquaintance then took the victim’s cellphone before telling him to get out of the car. He then warned him not to call the police.

The victim disregarded the acquaintance’s advice and the police used Facebook to identify the buyer.

Police say that a photo on the buyer’s Facebook page appeared to show him posing with the victim’s stolen gun. Other photos of the man posing with various guns were also featured on his page, according to KIROTV.

Deputies found the suspects in the buyer’s car and they were arrested and booked into jail for investigation of robbery. The vehicle was impounded.

Background checks on personal firearm sales should be a thing.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Man Robbed With His Own Handgun

  1. Carla Akins October 21st, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Wow. Congrats all around for surviving the incredible level of stupidity here.

  2. Blogvader October 21st, 2014 at 8:39 am

    *slow clap*

    So where was the prototypical Rambo in this situation? Didn’t the NRA promise that if we put a gun in every person’s hands that they’d be safe?

    • Larry Schmitt October 21st, 2014 at 8:48 am

      But you see how well that works when you hand the thief your gun and show him how it works.

  3. Larry Schmitt October 21st, 2014 at 8:49 am

    So facebook is good for something after all.

  4. tracey marie October 21st, 2014 at 9:01 am

    just hilarious in the stupidity and dishonesty of all involved

  5. annaaurora October 21st, 2014 at 9:14 am

    C’mon gun crowd let me hear you say…”we are all law abiding citizens”. Oh for fuck’s sake.

  6. Bill Booth October 21st, 2014 at 9:19 am

    SIGH ! Friend or not. Never turn over a loaded hand gun, shot gun or rifle to someone who intends to buy it.

    • Larry Schmitt October 21st, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Sorta like letting a complete stranger “test drive” the car you’re trying to sell.

  7. Maxx44 October 21st, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Maybe in addition to background checks there should be a sanity affidavit for every gun purchase.

  8. searambler October 21st, 2014 at 10:34 am

    With friends like this…..

  9. searambler October 21st, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Never mind background checks, how about a basic IQ test for gun owners…..

    • whatthe46 October 21st, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      there would be no NRA for sure.

  10. William October 21st, 2014 at 10:52 am

    “Man Robbed With His Own Handgun”

  11. William October 21st, 2014 at 10:55 am


  12. Denise October 21st, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    considering he can id him, not a good idea. stupid and is a gun owner. he sounds republican

  13. Foundryman October 21st, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Wait..What?…Another ‘responsible law abiding gun owner’ making a private sale to someone who robbed him? Have many criminal friends does he? Could this be one way how criminals get the guns they use in crime? And to think the NRA is opposed to private sale bans and gun show sales restrictions, it’s almost like they want criminals to get guns…

    We need laws that actually require people to be responsible before they leave the store with a gun. Just because they never got caught selling drugs or robbing a store or breaking some other law doesn’t make them law abiding and responsible enough to possess a firearm.

    • Larry Schmitt October 21st, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Well, when more gun owners get robbed, they have to replace the gun, and that makes business go up, and that’s all the nra wants.

  14. Obewon October 21st, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Smart Guns for dumb gun owners prevent theft and disables others from shooting you!

  15. tiredoftea October 21st, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    So much stupid, so little time.

  16. Bunya October 21st, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t own a gun, but I would think common sense would tell a person NOT to show a gun when it’s loaded or when the bullets are made readily available.

  17. whatthe46 October 21st, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    “Police say that a photo on the buyer’s Facebook page appeared to show him posing with the victim’s stolen gun.” don’t these people ever learn. lol. sweet stupid.