I have yet to walk into a gun store where the guy behind the counter wants to chat. Sure, they'll talk, but you need to start the conversation. It's as if these "sales people" are shy for some strange reason.
Put me behind the counter and I'd sell the crap out of guns... people would be happy. buying a gun is a big deal. Many people are nervous about it... and it gets worse when the guy behind the counter doesn't say hi, or acts annoyed when you ask a question (*cough, cough*) Gun Room in EG. (But it's not just them, most, if not all in the Sacto area are like that.)
"God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world"