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    Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Yep, every American with a firearm knows how to handle it when standing in a crowd

    Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Raleigh, N.C. — Officials said the Dixie Gun and Knife Show will continue Sunday without private gun sales after three people, including a retired sheriff's deputy, were injured Saturday when a gun brought in by a patron who planned to sell it accidentally discharged.

    A man identified as Gary Lynn Wilson, 36, of Wilmington, brought the 12-gauge shotgun to the show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and was attempting to remove it from its case when the weapon went off shortly after 1 p.m., police said.
    and those three weren't the only ones to enjoy their day at a gun show
    Accidental shootings were reported at two other gun shows Saturday in Indiana and Ohio.

    In Indianapolis, police said a 54-year-old man was injured when he accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show. And in Ohio, a gun dealer in Medina was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had bought when he accidentally pulled the trigger, injuring his friend, police said. The gun's magazine had been removed from the firearm, but one round remained in the chamber, police said.
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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Definitely time for gun safety classes. Just by watching TV you out to be able to figure out the loaded / unloaded / look before you leap truism.

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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Yep, every American with a firearm knows how to handle it when standing in a crowd

    and those three weren't the only ones to enjoy their day at a gun show
    Holy Crap.
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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Holy Crap.
    are you aware of the fact that anti gun fanatics have been arrested covertly loading displayed guns at shows to create accidents?l

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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    are you aware of the fact that anti gun fanatics have been arrested covertly loading displayed guns at shows to create accidents?l

    Haven't heard about that. Mightly low-down thing to do.... all guns at shows are supposed to be unloaded...

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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    are you aware of the fact that anti gun fanatics have been arrested covertly loading displayed guns at shows to create accidents?l
    That would suck. I'd like to read about that, do you have a link to some of those stories?
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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    That would suck. I'd like to read about that, do you have a link to some of those stories?
    security guard at a dayton show told me that they busted a guy for doing that. They have all sorts of cameras set up at those shows-mainly to prevent theft. when I questioned him he noted it has been reported before. I will try to find more next time I see him

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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Haven't heard about that. Mightly low-down thing to do.... all guns at shows are supposed to be unloaded...
    the ones I go to they are pretty thorough checking bags and all weapons-can someone smuggle in a loaded weapon-yes. can someone buy a box of ammo or bring one in and covertly load a displayed gun-yes

    another show they rope every gun coming in-you know put a piece of rope through the muzzle and out the action

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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    I think there is more than meets the eye here. I have never heard of accidental shootings at gun shows. Now there are three in one day. Don't most shows prohibit bringing in loaded guns? It could just be my area, but if not, these people were also going against the rules and possibly state law.

    I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but three in one day is not a coincidence.

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    Re: Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting

    Morons exist in vast numbers in a country of more than 300 million, that is not news at all. Where vast numbers of morons and guns mix bad things are bound to happen. This could easily be said for car "accidents" that are caused by morons as well. When handling a gun, any gun, one must assume that it is loaded until positively, and personally, assuring otherwise, especially those available to, or known to, have been handled by others.
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