Man Mistakenly Pulls Gun on Guests at His Own Surprise Party in Viral Video

Footage of a man instinctively drawing a gun on his equally surprised guests during a surprise party reveal has surfaced online.

The video was posted to Reddit by StcStasi alongside the caption: "Very Surprised Party!" It has quickly gained traction, racking up nearly 55,000 upvotes in less than 24 hours.

In the clip, the visibly startled man can be seen drawing his weapon just seconds after entering the semi-darkened room through a nearby door.

Despite initially pulling the gun, the man is also quick to put the firearm away as confetti rains down on him from the ceiling above.

By the end of the video, the man is shown laughing and smiling as he shares a warm embrace with two of the party guests with his initial mishap quickly forgotten about.

According to a message posted alongside the video by the original poster StcStasi, the footage comes from a surprise party that was held for a soldier, something they say explains why he "reflexively pulled out his gun."

While the people in the video appeared to take the incident in good humor, the footage does serve as a reminder of the dangers linked to the presence of guns in the home.

According to The Educational Fund To Stop Gun Violence, nearly 500 people die from unintentional firearm injuries each year in the U.S. at a rate of more than one person every day. Although unintentional firearm injuries account for less than 2 percent of all gun deaths, 37 percent of all nonfatal firearm injuries fall into this category.

While the guests in this particular clip escaped unscathed, others have not been so fortunate. In 2019, Richard Dennis, 61, shot and killed his son-in-law Christopher Bergan, 37, after he jumped out of a bush in an attempt to surprise him as part of his birthday celebrations.

This latest video divided many, with some taking the footage in good humor. "His spidey-senses told him something was up. He was ready to start blasting..." Reddit_GoID joked."Draw, slide, and put away in one smooth move," Amerlis added. "Dude processed at light speed."

One_Bad_Rebel, meanwhile, quipped: " why I'm not a fan of surprise parties in someone's house..."

Others, however, expressed concern over the content of the clip. Frehley666 commented: "It's funny until it happens for real." NoDadYouShutUp warned: "Pointing a gun at someone is not a joke," while h0twired wrote: "Only in America." Djuriwarface, meanwhile, responded: "Tell me you're American without telling me you're American."

Newsweek has contacted StcStasi for comment.

The dangers and consequences of firearms in the home were further demonstrated in two recent news stories.

In one instance, a 79-year-old man is facing criminal charges after reportedly shooting his adult son following a disagreement over the latter's guitar playing.

Elsewhere, an Arizona man is facing three years in prison after he allegedly left a gun underneath his car seat while holidaying with his family in Mexico.

A man pointing a gun.
Stock image of a man pointing a gun - a video has surfaced on Reddit which has sparked a surprising response. VladimirFLoyd/Getty