Sunday, January 20, 2013

How, um, convenient.

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.  -RJIII


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.


Accidental discharges at gun shows are so rare that they are newsworthy every time they happen - I don't have the best memory in the world but I can only recall one other incident - and all of a sudden there's THREE in one day?
Yeah. Uh-huh. You bet. But I bet the Brady Foundation was heartbroken when none of the 'accidental discharges' didn't turn into a full blown firefight with all those crazed gun owners returning fire.