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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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  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    January 20, 2013 at 12:53 AM

     Oh goody. A "gun and knife show" in NC. Oh boy.But at least they are not allowing guns on the property on Sunday ( after this mishap)....which is a good thing since it looks like the gun owners don't know how to use them safely.

    *********************

    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

     

  • momtimesx4
    January 20, 2013 at 1:04 AM


    You should go there and protest.

    Quoting lga1965:

     Oh goody. A "gun and knife show" in NC. Oh boy.But at least they are not allowing guns on the property on Sunday ( after this mishap)....which is a good thing since it looks like the gun owners don't know how to use them safely.

    *********************

    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

     



  • glitterteaz
    January 20, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    irony!

  • momtimesx4
    January 20, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    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)

  • turtle68
    January 20, 2013 at 2:11 AM

     It really doesnt surprise me that people like this man turn up to these gun shows "oooohhhh look at my gun, its a reeeeeeeeeel big one"....and the guy at JC penny doesnt seem to think its wrong...too many dumbasses in this world and most of them have a gun...SMH

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    January 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

     

    Quoting turtle68:

     It really doesnt surprise me that people like this man turn up to these gun shows "oooohhhh look at my gun, its a reeeeeeeeeel big one"....and the guy at JC penny doesnt seem to think its wrong...too many dumbasses in this world and most of them have a gun...SMH

     LOL! I agree!

  • DSamuels
    January 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM
    The guy is a moron, plain and simple. You don't put a loaded gun in a case. DUH

    And if no personal guns were allowed and no private sales, I'm wondering why he brought it.
  • illinoismommy83
    January 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    National news: Dumbass does dumb thing with gun.

    This isn't a NEW occurrence. Dumb people existed long before the push for gun control started last month. Dumb people were not simply magically dropped on the planet a month ago.

  • LucyMom08
    January 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

     Wonder if the NRA will release a statement saying more guns could have prevented this accident?

    (Stole that from FB ;) thought it was apt)

  • LucyMom08
    January 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

     Two similar incidents occurred at entirely separate gun shows in the Midwest, one in the Cleveland suburb of Medina, Ohio and the other at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. In Ohio, the local ABC affiliate reports that one individual was brought to a hospital by EMS, and in Indiana Channel 8 WISH says that an individual shot himself in the hand while trying to reload his gun in the show parking lot. That brings the tally to 4 victims of gun violence so far at three different gun shows during the country’s first Gun Appreciation Day.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/19/1473881/two-people-accidentally-shot-at-a-gun-show-safety-checkpoint-on-gun-appreciation-day/

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