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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. ball3006

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    I have only experienced one gunshot at a gunshow. A vendor brought his carry pistol in the show, violation, and placed it on the table where a guy picked it up and squeezed the trigger shooting the vendor's lunchbox. It happened two rows over from me. The hall sure got quiet. The vendor was escorted out and banned from future shows. No one got hurt. Scary though. I am tired when I leave a gun show because of all the energy expended keeping my arm from whipping out my wallet to buy something.....chris3
     
  2. Buzsaw

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    Freedom comes with responsibility. In these times, there is no excuse for these types of incidents. We have to be extra careful to handle firearms responsibly, lest we lose support of the folks who could swing either way on the gun issue. We need to be better than our opponents!
     
  3. Deus Machina

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    Yup. Notice the italics. ;)

    Anyway, I'm off topic!
     
  4. phil dirt

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    I went to a gun show yesterday. I talked to many, many people who have never owned or shot a gun before. I hope they concentrate on learning firearm safety. As an aside, many if not most of these folks seemed to understand that all of the frenzy perpetrated by the politicians and media had a lot less to do with Connecticut and a lot more to do with the Saul Alensky/Rham Emanuel, communist strategy of never letting a crisis go to waste.
     
  5. phil dirt

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    You guys who are flapping your mouths about NDs at gun shows are feeding the enemy all kinds of information to use against us. There are anti gunners who, I suspect, are reading this forum. Loose lips sink ships!
     
  6. westy39

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    I was just wondering if this guy was an obama voter ???? Just a thought.
     
  7. SteelyNirvana

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    The OP is referring to when Dick Cheney shot his hunting partner.

    Far as the show, it is a shame that it happened. I grew up only a few miles from the fairgrounds and this is the first time I can remember something like this happening. Now what I'd like to know is what type of case it WAS in. Our local CBS affiliate (WRAL) was reporting yesterday that the guy was undoing the latches on the case when it fired. This morning our newspaper (The News and Observer) said that he was unzipping the case when it fired. So which is it? Did the case have latches or a zipper? and how in the heck did it fire before it was taken out of the case??

    You know, I don't want to sound like a wacko but it does make you wonder if these things are planned just so they can give us a bad name and further push their gun control agenda. Now there talking about banning private sales at the show from here on out. Heck, that's a big reason why many people go, most vendors out there are overpriced. That's what they have been wanting all along. Since many liberals realize now when the media talks about the "Gun show loophole" they are talking about private sales.

    I agree there is a flood, too many newbies to the hobby and that is a big problem. I've seen it at gun stores, I've seen it here on The Highroad. I personally think that unless you are willing to learn gun safety, learn the proper terminology (Semi auto carbine vs. "Assault rifle", clip vs. magazine) then you just need to view from a distance. I also agree that we need to pull together and help one another out and stop the nonsense among us (Such as the bashing of Wayne Lapierre on here a few weeks ago) Either your all in or your not. Either you are serious about gun safety and keeping your freedom's or you aren't. There is NO in between.
     
  8. OilyPablo

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    WAC had a ND last year. Old geezer.

    WAC had a ND this year. Old geezer.

    Both long time members who absolutely did not follow the rules that I learned about firearms when I was a kid. They also did not follow the club rules about loaded guns in the building. This junk absolutely will happen when people try to outsmart (or whatever) the rules we know to be absolute. Simply put they had their shaky, greasy finger on the trigger without a target in the sight....these cases were not newbies with guns. No excuses. Barred from the club for life.
     
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  9. BCCL

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    I'm just glad no trained professionals ever have one, especially DEA agents with .40 caliber Glocks...............
     
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  10. Lex Luthier

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    At the last show I attended, there was a well dressed yuppie couple who were looking at lego rifles. He actually asked the question "Is this a real gun?"

    It is these people and idiots like that shotgun guy we should be worried about. Newbies should have to hang around a while and learn a few things before they even get to touch anything.
     
  11. rduchateau2954

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    It's a conspiracy, it was a protected liberal who will never be charged.

    Tin-foil hat on.
     
  12. 9MMare

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    Sad.

    Thanks for the info tho. I think I'll just pay my membership again to support their lobby efforts in the state and forego any further gun shows...I'm not really in the market for anything, just used to have a good 'cheap ammo guy' there :)
     
  13. 9MMare

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    Nor even worse, leave their guns and their kids alone in a vehicle.

    He came up minus one kid and still got off with no legal penalty.
     
  14. BLB68

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    If you call being tried for manslaughter no legal penalty, then sure. I think a hung jury was a given in this case. What penalty is worse than the one he inflicted on himself?

    Had it been his neighbor's kid, he'd have likely been convicted, IMO.
     
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