Ben Thomas opened the door and pulled out a rifle.
“Are you familiar with the Henry?” he asked in a stern southern accent. “They’ve been makin’ them since 1890.”
The rifle was pointed upward and was stuffed with a bright orange cord, an indication that it was safe for the handling, according to Thomas.
He made a series of rehearsed movements, illustrating the safest way to place a weapon of this sort into the hands of another.