Sunday, January 20, 2013

Is this a setup?

Three "accidents" in one day at a critical time in the gun debate?  And at least some gun shows ask people to unload before entry.  Did none of the three shows below do that?  Some Brady fanatics might be prepared to take a non-lethal bullet in aid of their cause

At gun shows in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina, a total of five people were injured Saturday in accidental shootings as people flocked to the events on what was marketed as Gun Appreciation Day.

In Ohio, Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said a 62-year-old man was shot in the arm when his friend, a firearms dealer, accidentally discharged the gun he had purchased from an attendee.

The man was taken to a local Ohio hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his arm and leg. Berarducci said the man will probably stay in the hospital overnight, but described him as in “good spirits.”

Berarducci told the Los Angeles Times that the gun show at the county fairgrounds was so busy that police had to limit the number of people entering.

Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, a man at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show shot his hand as he unloaded a .45-caliber semiautomatic, the Associated Press said.

Three people were also injured at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, N.C., when a 12-gauge shotgun filled with bird shot accidentally discharged, authorities said.



Dean Weingarten said...

I think it is just record numbers at gun shows, with a a significant number of people bringing/handling guns that they have not handled for a long time.

Wireless.Phil said...

I've been going to this very gun show since the early 90s and they always had a cop there at the entrance checking the breach to make sure it was clear.

New Safety Precautions After Gun Show Shooting

Changes have been made since Saturday’s shooting. Each gun is checked and now being fired into a bullet trap to make sure it is not loaded, it into a bullet trap. Also, zip ties are now being placed in such a way that the gun cannot function.