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3 injured in accidental shooting at NC gun show today

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by baddiesel, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. baddiesel

    baddiesel New Member

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  2. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    #1 Idiot.

    #2 "... when gunfire erupted..." gotta love those anti's spin on these events.
  3. hueytaxi

    hueytaxi Well-Known Member

    Now on the Dixie website:

    The Show WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW 1/20/2013 at 10am


    Local LEO are stating no firearms may be brought to events at the Fairgrounds temporarily as they investigate. They have a temporary loaded weapon ban in place during the Fair, but checking to see if this incident is chargeable.

    Elsewhere in Indiana at a show an individual shot himself in the hand while reloading his weapon in the parking lot. No charges are expected. I have heard of one other event, but do not see verification. Apparently none were violent incidents.
  4. Tinpig

    Tinpig Well-Known Member

    No need for anti's spin, really. Sometimes we're our own worst enemies.

  5. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    Yep timing is everything.
  6. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Well-Known Member

    Good lord. How many times does this sort of thing actually happen? I can't remember the last time I ever heard of an ND at a show. Of all the times for someone to lose it...
  7. skeeziks

    skeeziks Well-Known Member

    And everyone wonders why I haven't been to a gunshow in over 14 years.
  8. AlexanderA

    AlexanderA Well-Known Member

    With the buying frenzy, we're seeing a lot more newbies (as well as more crowding, and more anxiety). It's not surprising that there would be more accidents under these conditions.
  9. BCCL

    BCCL Well-Known Member

    ^Well said AlexanderA
  10. 9MMare

    9MMare Well-Known Member


  11. barnbwt

    barnbwt Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's not like anyone else in the country did something stupid to injure or kill theselves/others over the weekend :rolleyes:. This guy was a class A fool, and should rightfully have to defend his continued firearms ownership, but it is hardly suprising these things happen with the number of gun owners out there. Especially considering the number of uneducated/careless people out there (have you driven on a freeway lately?).

    I'm suprised it doesn't happen more often. And no, I don't believe that it does, and the media "just doesn't report it" the way they do inner-city murders. We'll probably be hearing a couple times on Monday "just how many people were killed by guns on Gun Appreciation Day" :barf:

  12. Analogkid

    Analogkid Well-Known Member

    This is what CNN is reporting...

    And not any info at all that I can see on the Displays today.
  13. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Well-Known Member

    Happened a few years ago here at the WAC show. I've seen enough threads pop up to believe it happens a couple times a year. No one can say if it's happening with more frequently lately because this seems to be the first case of the year. I don't think anyone is keeping track of how many gun show NDs and ADs are happening.
  14. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

  15. skeeziks

    skeeziks Well-Known Member

    I can remember hearing about at least 4 ND's during 2012. There may have been more that I didn't hear about, though.

    ~ These were all at gunshows, BTW.
  16. pa350z

    pa350z Well-Known Member

    I actually feel some what tired when I return from a gun show. Reason, I am constantly scanning and evaluation my situation. I can not count how times I have been "swept" by some idiot examining a rifle or handgun. And, that was during so called normal times. Now, these gun shows are full of people who have no clue what they are doing. I suspect the fellow with the shot gun was one of those types. Anyone who is a responsible firearms owner would never ever bring a loaded shotgun to such and event. Unbelievable.
  17. Sleasys14

    Sleasys14 Active Member

    Didn't someone in D.C shoot someone accidentally with a shotgun during a hunt?

    Sent from my MiPhone !
  18. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    Good thing I didn't know about that gun show today. I would of have gone after I left the march in downtown. Sadly, the police refused to let us at the capital building. We were moved a couple blocks down.
  19. skeeziks

    skeeziks Well-Known Member

    "Sadly, the police refused to let us at the capital building. We were moved a couple blocks down."

    I do believe that is un-constitutional. You should be allowed to respectfully protest at the steps of the capitol.
  20. TheCracker

    TheCracker Well-Known Member

    Just what we needed for the media to have a frenzy on. What a friggin idiot.

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