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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.

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  1. baddiesel

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  2. Ryanxia

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    #1 Idiot.

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

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    Now on the Dixie website:

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


    NO PERSONAL FIREARMS ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE SHOW


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

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    Yep timing is everything.
     
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    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

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    And everyone wonders why I haven't been to a gunshow in over 14 years.
     
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    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.
     
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    ^Well said AlexanderA
     
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    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:

    TCB
     
  12. Analogkid

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    This is what CNN is reporting...

    And not any info at all that I can see on the Displays today.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Didn't someone in D.C shoot someone accidentally with a shotgun during a hunt?


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    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.
     
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    "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.
     
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    Just what we needed for the media to have a frenzy on. What a friggin idiot.
     
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    One or two years ago a Mini 14 had a chambered round (.223) and three people were hurt, one seriously.

    It might have been in Bloomington, IL.
     
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    The ND at the WAC show a few years ago was from a WAC life member, older fellow who had been vending for over 25 years and taught gun safety.

    In the process of trying to backtrack info, there was ANOTHER ND at the Monroe WAC show earlier this month
     
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    You are correct, I was there
     
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    Jesus, some people do not need firearms... Trust me, going to quite a few shows in NC, I have seen too many getting chewed out at the check-in station for handing he officer a loaded firearm....
     
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    Over the last 20+ years of attending gun shows, I've known of about 6 AD's at shows.

    In that same time period, how many people have been hurt by flying baseballs at little league games??????

    It shouldn't happen, but this is not a perfect safe utopia and never will be.

    And as all of us get hit with this by anti's, remind them that according to the CDC, "Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning."

    http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html

    Are they gonna ban water now?
     
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