Gun Show shooting


who me
July 22, 2003, 12:51 PM
I'm glad I didn't go this weekend, that could have been my leg. :uhoh:

Monday, July 21, 2003
Gun Show Shooting
By Daniel Bramlette

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A bystander at a gun show was injured Sunday when a rifle fired and the bullet ricocheted off the floor, striking him in the leg.

The victim in the shooting was at the Ernie Bean Great Southern Gun and Knife Show at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

50-year-old William Roy Clary was treated at University Medical Center and released. Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin says the shooting appeared to be accidental, and nothing illegal occurred.

"That's strictly a matter for, you know, for who's ever operating the gun and knife show to make sure that weapons are cleared at the door before they enter," said McMillin.

No charges will be filed against organizers of the show, which ended Sunday.

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El Tejon
July 22, 2003, 01:34 PM
What are The Four Rules?

If they exist do they apply at gun shows where "I've been around guns all my life" or even if "I'm a real good shot.":confused:

Standing Wolf
July 22, 2003, 03:26 PM
...a rifle fired and the bullet ricocheted off the floor...

Yeah, those rifles do that all the time, all right.

July 22, 2003, 04:32 PM
I was there Saturday. I guess it's a good thing I didn't decide to come back on Sunday!

July 22, 2003, 06:09 PM
This is exactly the reason why I teach those interested in learning gun safety that they should check the action on any gun that is handed to them or that they pick up every single time. If everyone got into the habit of doing this these things would never happen.

And they shouldn't. It's just plain lazy stupidity. :fire:

July 22, 2003, 06:13 PM
Gun shows always make me a little nervous. It seems that just because the weapons are checked at the door (supposedly) people allow the four rules to just fly right out the window.

El Tejon
July 22, 2003, 06:14 PM
Justin, I don't need to check my gun; I've been around guns all my life and I KNOW it's unloaded.

I just cannot figure out how it "just went off"???:uhoh:

July 22, 2003, 06:49 PM
It must have happened before 2pm Sunday. That is the time that I went there.

July 22, 2003, 07:58 PM
A kid got killed by a ND at a gunshow (the same show?) in GA sometime last year IIRC

July 22, 2003, 08:35 PM
Many years ago in St Louis the same thing happened. Cant remember, but i think it was a handgun. The old guy that brought it was unloading it (as instructed by the people checking at the door) and accidentally fired it. The round went off the floor, off a table or something, and hit a guy standing next to my dad in the leg. Didnt do anything but it freaked everyone out.

July 22, 2003, 09:14 PM
The child killed at the Georgia gunshow was killed by a vendor, not an attendee.

The policy at the time, I believe, was that Vendors, being the experts that they are, did not have to have their guns checked or strapped with one of those garbage bag tie things.

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