ABC’s What Would You Do? recently aired a segment in which a father is criticized for buying his seven-year-old son a gun for his birthday. In the hidden camera experiment, the pair starts looking over some .22 rifles and other firearms when they are loudly confronted by a woman who says the boy is too young to own a gun and all but yanks the weapon out of his hands.
Thankfully, nearly everybody involved is an actor—except for the other customers looking on in disbelief. As the show asks, will the customers defend the father, or side with the instigator?
Well, seeing as it is in a gun shop, the answer isn’t hard to guess. Many of the customers stood by the father’s right to buy his son a firearm and train him in its use, and was more than happy to defend that choice. As one customer put it best over the woman’s objections, “Why are you in a gun store if you don’t believe in it?”
However, will that sentiment change when the father starts looking at other guns, like an AK-style rifle? Watch on to find out.