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Three people hurt when a firearm accidentally discharged at a gun show.
January 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM


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Three hurt in firearm accident at North Carolina gun show

Reuters – 5 hrs ago

(Reuters) - Three people including a retired sheriff's deputy were wounded on Saturday at a gun show in North Carolina when a 12-gauge shotgun accidentally discharged as its owner was taking it out of its case, state officials said.

The incident comes as the country debates gun control and the rights of gun owners after a man armed with an assault rifle killed 20 first graders and six adults last month at an elementary school in Connecticut - the deadliest of a string of U.S. shooting sprees last year.

Saturday's shooting occurred when Gary Lynn Wilson, 36, of Wilmington, North Carolina, approached the entrance of the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh to have his personal firearm inspected.

The shotgun fired as he removed it from its case, according to a statement by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, a host of the gun show.

Two patrons of the gun show were injured - a 50-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman - as was a 54-year-old retired Wake County Sheriff's deputy who was working at the show. None of the injuries were life-threatening, the statement said.

"They all were struck by birdshot from the gun," said Agriculture Department spokesman Brian Long.

The incident coincided with a day of rallies across the country by gun rights advocates who say the right to own firearms is under attack from President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence.

On Sunday, gun control advocates plan events at houses of worship to demand more gun regulation.

The North Carolina gun show will go ahead as planned on Sunday, but no private gun sales will be allowed and personal guns will not be allowed on the property.

(Reporting By Edith Honan in New York; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Eric Beech)


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  • LoveMyBoyK
    January 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM
    And? Nobody has said every gun owner is responsible, just that responsible gun owners should not be penalized because of a few idiots.
  • autodidact
    January 20, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    was Cheney a newb? 



    Quoting momtimesx4:

    Be surprised how many people have jumped on the bandwagon in recent weeks that are noobs.  Many running out and buying guns for the first time, while others are digging in their closets for old guns they have but never used and want to be able to try to trade or sell them for more money than they would ever get at a "gun buy back"  When it comes to the all mightly dollar, people are idiots.




    Quoting autodidact:


    so the guy who already had a gun he was bringing TO the show was a noob? 

    Quoting momtimesx4:

    Damn noobs....

    Entire gun scare has brought out every tom, dick and dumbass who doesn't always know which is the business end of a gun and how they need to keep their booger hook away from the trigger.

    Damn noobs....

    Fucking boots fucking it up all the time (see who picks up on that phrase)







  • FromAtoZ
    January 20, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I may have missed it but where did it state that this particular gun owner is a 'noob'?

  • kjbennett26
    January 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM
    Cant fix the stupid.... Yet another reason I hate NC
  • FromAtoZ
    January 20, 2013 at 8:18 PM


    Quoting kjbennett26:

    Cant fix the stupid.... Yet another reason I hate NC

    It isn't just NC.  There are plenty of 'stupid' people at gun shows all over the US.


  • momtimesx4
    January 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    No...Cheney is Darth Vader...why else would the guy apologize to Cheney after getting shot by him?


    Quoting autodidact:

    was Cheney a newb? 



    Quoting momtimesx4:

    Be surprised how many people have jumped on the bandwagon in recent weeks that are noobs.  Many running out and buying guns for the first time, while others are digging in their closets for old guns they have but never used and want to be able to try to trade or sell them for more money than they would ever get at a "gun buy back"  When it comes to the all mightly dollar, people are idiots.




    Quoting autodidact:


    so the guy who already had a gun he was bringing TO the show was a noob? 

    Quoting momtimesx4:

    Damn noobs....

    Entire gun scare has brought out every tom, dick and dumbass who doesn't always know which is the business end of a gun and how they need to keep their booger hook away from the trigger.

    Damn noobs....

    Fucking boots fucking it up all the time (see who picks up on that phrase)









  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    January 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

     

    Quoting FromAtoZ:

    I may have missed it but where did it state that this particular gun owner is a 'noob'?

     The article didn't use that term.  A poster did, just because she thought the word "noob" is so cute and cool. SHe is guessing. She doesn't know.

    Nobody knows if that person was a NEW gun owner type of  person. Seems to me that he was just stupid if he carried his gun loaded while in its case.

  • AMBG825
    by AMBG825
    January 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM

     Only 3? More people than that were injured on Black Friday alone?

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    January 20, 2013 at 11:05 PM

     http://www.startribune.com/nation/187611351.html

    MEDINA, Ohio - Accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio left five people injured Saturday, the same day that thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter firearm limits.

    At the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, a 12-gauge shotgun discharged as its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check at a security entrance, injuring three people, state Agriculture Department spokesman Brian Long said.

    Two bystanders were hit by shotgun pellets and taken to a hospital. A retired deputy sheriff suffered a slight hand injury.

    The shotgun's owner, 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson, brought the weapon to the show to find a private buyer, Long said. Sheriff Donnie Harrison said that it was too early to know whether Wilson might be charged but that it appeared to be an accident.

    The North Carolina show, which is held at the state fairgrounds, is a quarterly event that usually draws thousands of people. The two-day show shut down early Saturday but will reopen Sunday.

    In Indianapolis, police said a 54-year-old man was injured when he inadvertently shot himself while leaving a gun show.

    Emory L. Cozee was loading his .45-caliber semi-automatic when he shot himself in the hand as he was leaving the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show at the state fairgrounds, state police said. Loaded personal weapons aren't allowed inside the show.

    Cozee, of Indianapolis, was hospitalized for treatment. Police say the shooting was accidental and no charges will be filed.

    And in Ohio, a gun dealer in Medina was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had bought Saturday when he accidentally pulled the trigger, injuring his friend, police said. The gun's magazine had been removed from the firearm, but one round remained in the chamber, police said.

    Police Chief Pat Berarducci said it appears the bullet ricocheted off the floor and struck the friend in the arm and leg. The man was taken by helicopter to a hospital 30 miles north in Cleveland, Berarducci said. His condition wasn't immediately known.

    The gun rallies held Saturday coincide with President Barack Obama's unveiling of a sweeping package of federal gun-control proposals in the wake of a Connecticut elementary school shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six educators last month.

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  • Imacakebaker
    January 20, 2013 at 11:13 PM

     I smell a plant.