Have you ever spoken with anyone who made you uneasy? Sometimes it’s what they say, but their mannerism or something else, but regardless, they make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
That’s what happened to John Laubscher, the owner of The Gun Store in Nelson, New York, when Xiaoteng Zhan, a Chinese national studying at Syracuse University, entered his store to buy a gun. He described the conversation with Zhan as ‘making the hair on the back of his neck stand up’. Consequently, Laubscher refused to sell the Chinese student a gun. Then he followed him out of the store and copied down his license plate number and reported it to police. Upon their investigation, the police said that Zhan had been threatening to commit some kind of gun violence.
(The New American) – He saw something. Then he said something. And another mass shooting might have been averted.
Unlike the politically correct Florida authorities who did nothing to stop the mentally deranged Parkland killer despite numerous warnings, New York gun shop owner John Laubscher acted when a prospective firearm buyer made, as he put it, the hair “stand up on the back of his neck.”
Laubscher, proprietor of The Gun Store in Nelson, NY, knew something was wrong soon after 22-year-old Chinese national Xiaoteng Zhan entered his establishment last month. On the surface, it wasn’t surprising that Zhan, a Syracuse University (SU) undergraduate in the US on a student visa, wanted a gun. As Syracuse.com reported April 6:
Foreign SU students were regular customers for Laubscher’s archery business. And he knew a non-citizen could get a gun with a valid hunting permit.
But in talking to Zhan, Laubscher said the hair began to stand up on the back of his neck…
This may have worked in this case but it’s not always that simple. Everyone who had any interaction with Stephen Pollack said he was perfectly normal and showed no warning signs of what he was about to do. In today’s society, all of us need to be careful of others but that’s not to say that you need to report everyone who gives you the willies. It takes some discretion.