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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:23 PM

For The Sixth Time In One Week, Man Shot At Gun Show


For The Sixth Time In One Week, Man Shot At Gun Show

Gun activists designated last Saturday “Gun Appreciation Day” in an attempt to highlight their opposition to gun safety laws. The PR stunt proved to be more of an embarrassment, however, when 5 people were shot at 3 different gun shows on Gun Appreciation Day. On Friday afternoon, an Iowa gun dealer closed out the week by becoming the sixth person shot at a gun show. The man claims he was “showing off a .25 caliber pistol he thought was unloaded when he slid the action of the gun.” The gun was not unloaded, and a bullet went through his left palm.

After this incident, police found a second loaded weapon on the wounded gun dealer’s table.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/26/1500431/for-the-sixth-time-in-one-week-man-shot-at-gun-show/



Makes a person wonder how many of these accidents were happening every week before the media started to pay attention.

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Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #10
Happyhippychick Jan 2013 #2
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #3
longship Jan 2013 #4
El Shaman Jan 2013 #19
longship Jan 2013 #20
Vinnie From Indy Jan 2013 #5
reACTIONary Jan 2013 #11
SidDithers Jan 2013 #6
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #7
eppur_se_muova Jan 2013 #8
mindwalker_i Jan 2013 #28
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #32
samsingh Jan 2013 #9
El Shaman Jan 2013 #21
reACTIONary Jan 2013 #12
AndyTiedye Jan 2013 #43
SwankyXomb Jan 2013 #13
OldRedneck Jan 2013 #14
Crunchy Frog Jan 2013 #15
k2qb3 Jan 2013 #16
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #24
Heywood J Jan 2013 #34
Bandit Jan 2013 #52
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #53
Rain Mcloud Jan 2013 #17
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #36
Heimer Jan 2013 #18
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #22
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #23
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #25
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #26
Adam-Bomb Jan 2013 #27
valerief Jan 2013 #29
Hoyt Jan 2013 #30
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #31
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #37
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #40
Iggo Jan 2013 #48
Robb Jan 2013 #33
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #35
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #38
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #39
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #41
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #42
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #44
triplepoint Jan 2013 #45
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #46
hootinholler Jan 2013 #47
demwing Jan 2013 #51
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #49
samsingh Jan 2013 #50

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:25 PM

1. I might advocate for more of these guns shows.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:38 PM

10. Nah!! The gun lovers aim is too lousy. They will end up popping grandmas walking the

grandchildren if they keep accidentally setting off guns.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:26 PM

2. Lots! But who is going to report it?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:26 PM

3. Why is the Benny Hill theme song stuck in my head?

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:00 PM

4. Comin right up ...



WARNING! Do not confuse the Benny Hill theme with the dreaded Benny Hinn theme. Brain damage could ensue:


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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:27 PM

19. What!!!????

No snakes!!!?????

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Response to El Shaman (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:33 PM

20. Mockery and derision upon me!

I feel so sorry for my omission. Too bad Steve Irwin is no longer around. Surely he'd say, "Crikey!"

I will try to do better next time.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:10 PM

5. They should start advertising that some lucky attendee will get a free bullet

Even Vendors are eligible to win.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:10 PM

11. +1 (NT)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:15 PM

6. Natural selection in action?...nt

Sid

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:28 PM

7. "responsible gun owner" is an oxymoron like "military intelligence" or "Clean coal" nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:45 PM

8. That poor guy!

I mean, getting shot once ... but six times ?

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:08 PM

28. That's what I thought...

Doesn't this guy learn? Keeps gettin' shot at gun shows, might want to stop goin' to the dang things!

Darwin must be eating a pork sandwich right now!

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:55 PM

32. That is the way I read it, too...

maybe he should stop going

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:27 PM

9. so much for safety through gun awareness

what should be done by these self-described defenders of the 2nd amendment?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:43 PM

21. Send them to

Brazil with their 'confederate' ex-patriots from the 'great' civil war!!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:11 PM

12. I went to the gun show...

...and all I got was this bullet hole!

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:33 PM

43. That Would Make a Great T Shirt!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:46 PM

13. Now there's a man

who deserves to lose his FFL.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:34 PM

14. You gotta watch those guns . . .

. . . they are bad about jumping off the table and shooting the first person they see!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:39 PM

15. LOL! The jokes just write themselves.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:45 PM

16. With millions of Americans...

buying up every gun in sight, many of them first time gun buyers, it's not so surprising there's been an increase in negligent discharges lately.

It's unfortunate, but a natural consequence of the ban panic.

I had to show a neighbor how to operate his new rifle safely new years weekend, he didn't even know where the safety was.

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Response to k2qb3 (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:50 PM

24. Did you read the story?

This was the dealer...who should know better.

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Response to k2qb3 (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:01 PM

34. Macabre.

Driver's ed. was required when I got my class G license. I had to know the car's controls and demonstrate correct vehicle operation to the satisfaction of an examiner (two separate tests), in addition to writing a test on the rules governing its use.

But you can apparently buy a firearm without having to know about the safety or how to use the weapon properly...

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Response to k2qb3 (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:30 PM

52. Hasn't this "ban panic" been going on long enough?

Seems like it began when President Clinton took office and hasn't stopped or even slowed down even when a Republican was pResident for eight years......How long does it go on before someone asks the simple question, why haven't they started taking our guns yet?
Fear is so ingrained in the "Home of the Brave" that common sense has long vacated the premise.

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Response to k2qb3 (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:15 PM

53. Six of one, half a dozen of the other...

"It's unfortunate, but a natural consequence of the ban panic..."

Much as 20 dead six year old school children are an "unfortunate, but a natural consequence" of the 2nd Amendment as is.

Six of one, half a dozen of the other...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

17. "Its a shame

 

that someone with a gun was not there to stop the shooting of innocent bystanders!"

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Response to Rain Mcloud (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:35 PM

36. 'drop it buddy or i'll shoot you in the hand instead of you!'

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:08 PM

18. It's a shame.

I'm very pro-gun. However, I'm not blind enough to not see the blatant disregard for safety that is rampant among so many gun owners. So many tragedies due to simple stupidity..

Education and safety needs to be mandated somehow. I'm all for the 2A, but the "well-regulated" part really needs to be stepped up by the gov.

--> Proud American gun owner with thousands and thousands of rounds fired(likely 20k+) and never a ND or AD.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:45 PM

22. Oh accidental shootings like this

Are common. I transported a cop to the ER after he blew his pinky with a cute .25 caliber. He was playing with it (first mistake) and he believed it was unloaded (second mistake).

No media ever reported that. Like most shootings around the word none calls the media.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:47 PM

23. For the moment these are drawing the media's attention.

Which actually is a good thing since as I had said before it was reported last week, these incidents aren't all that uncommon.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:53 PM

25. Yup

I posted the same, post 22

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:54 PM

26. Thaaaaaat's a shame

...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:05 PM

27. Hey, stupid SHOULD hurt.

You couldn't drag me to a gun show with a log chain, especially with nuts
like these guys running around.

Used to go to them back in the day when I was buying .30-06 ammo and
8-round enbloc clips for my old M-1 Garand, but no more.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:20 PM

29. If only everyone at the gun show had guns, this would never have happened.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:23 PM

30. We are supposed to tolerate yahoos toting in public, yet gun shows

prohibit loaded guns; NRA meetings do not allow guns; gun stores prohibit loaded guns; etc. Guess they know something gun culture won't admit.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:50 PM

31. The media should start pointing out to everyone all that you said. n/t

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:38 PM

37. exactly right.

 

when someone shows up in a jc penny with an assault rifle and sidearm and everybody is supposed to just *trust* him (always a him)?

fuck that.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:48 PM

40. + millions nt

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:00 AM

48. Yes.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:57 PM

33. More guns, more people get shot.

About as complicated as "because that's where the money is."

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:02 PM

35. Gun shows are like Dothraki weddings.

When less than three people get shot, it's considered a dull affair.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:40 PM

38. awesome. but what about dragon eggs? they have them?

 

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #38)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:41 PM

39. I haven't seen 'em. Let me know if you spot any. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:54 PM

41. egads i wouldn't be caught dead at one. we'll have to find another volunteer.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:57 PM

42. Threads like this are so unfair to DUers outside the USA.

I am sure that UK DUers, for example, are extremely jealous that they don't have the opportunity to visit these fascinating, fun "gun shows".

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:37 PM

44. It won't be long before it's real easy to identify ...




a gun show exhibitor or attendee. Just look for the bullet hole scars.


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:10 AM

45. Too Bad an Uzi Didn't Get Stuck in "Auto Mode"

 

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and take out more of the gun nuts. They never learn, and we're plum outta Darwin Awards to give out to them nowadaze. STILL, it's the gesture that really counts with me. I appreciate every gun show "boo boo" that I read about. Keep-em coming!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:47 AM

46. Aren't these the guys who claim guns are safe if you know what you're doing? And

claim to be the experts?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:24 AM

47. You would think the guy wouldn't go to another one after he got shot the first time

But damn 6 times in a week!

What? Six different people? Nevermind.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:52 PM

51. A guy walks into the same bar every day

which is weird, because you'd think he learn to duck after the first few times...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:11 AM

49. At least it was only a .25.

Otherwise, someone could have been hurt.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:25 PM

50. if only they had more guns at the show, this tragedy would not have happened

for shame on the sponsors who should have made sure there were guns shooting at other guns at the first sign of trouble

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