I've been shopping around for 1911 recently, and stopped in at the local gun shop today where I purchased my Bersa .380 to see what they had on the shelf for me to look at. I looked at a Springfield, a couple of used Kimbers, and a Para-Ordinance. While I was window shopping, I saw another customer making a couple purchases. I politely asked to see what he was buying, and during the conversation it came up that he was a police dispatcher for the city I was currently in. Now, during this conversation, I was also talking to the guy behind the counter who was ringing up his purchases. As I had never purchased a gun anywhere other than an actual gun store, I took this opportunity to ask him a few questions about online and out of state gun purchases, and what was required for transfer and fees and such. The dispatcher brought up that he had a handgun that he was wanting to sell, but the gun shop wouldn't give him what he thought was a fair price. So he asks, "You're not interested in it, are you? I'd sell it to you for a better price." Now, at this point, I'm still talking to both of them, and I ask the shop person if there was any kind of requirement like a official transfer through an authorized gun dealer required if I should buy a gun personally from someone like the dispatcher. This is where my day went completely downhill. All of a sudden, the shop clerk jumps up, and starts screaming at me! "STOP RIGHT THERE! THAT'S AGAINST THE LAW! YOU HAVE 3 SECONDS TO GET OUT OF THIS STORE! IF I EVER SEE YOU IN THIS STORE AGAIN, I'LL HAVE YOU ARRESTED ON THE SPOT!!!!!" As you can imagine, this caught me completely off guard and threw me for a loop! All I wanted to ask was "Could you clarify? I'm not sure I understand what you're referring to?" But he just kept screaming over me to shut up and get out or he was going to press charges. I hastily made my retreat, still completely baffled at what had just happened. Now, looking back after I had a chance to collect my thoughts, I'm guessing what set him off was that he thought the dispatcher was attempting to sell me his gun privately on the premises, which was not the case. I was just trying to get some questions answered. What really baffles me now that I think about it, is why didn't he toss out the dispatcher? He was the one that made the offer in the first place. I hate to say it, but I'm guessing because he was in the middle of doing a transaction with him, and that he worked for the police, well...I was being chastised and punished simply because I'm just a citizen, and not a LEO. How do I deal with this? Other than never going back to this store and giving them my business, is there really anything I can do or should do?