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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:34 PM

Two People Accidentally Shot At A Gun Show Safety Checkpoint On Gun Appreciation Day (Updated)

Last edited Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:44 PM - Edit history (5)

Source: Think Progress

If the gun advocates behind this year’s inaugural Gun Appreciation Day had hoped to use the day’s festivities to build support for their anti-regulation platform, they are going to have to wait another year.

Emergency personnel had to be called to the scene of the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina after a gun accidentally discharged and shot two people at the show’s safety check-in booth just after 1 pm. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, and the Raleigh Fire Department announced that the show would be closed for the rest of the day.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/19/1473881/two-people-accidentally-shot-at-a-gun-show-safety-checkpoint-on-gun-appreciation-day/



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UPDATED: 5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day

Update
Two similar incidents occurred at entirely separate gun shows in the Midwest, one in the Cleveland suburb of Medina, Ohio and the other at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. In Ohio, the local ABC affiliate reports that one individual was brought to a hospital by EMS, and in Indiana Channel 8 WISH says that an individual shot himself in the hand while trying to reload his gun in the show parking lot. That brings the tally to 4 victims of gun violence so far at three different gun shows during the country’s first Gun Appreciation Day.


Update
CNN is reporting that three people were injured at the gun show in Raleigh, not two as originally reported. All were victims of a shotgun that fired while the owner was removing it from a case.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/19/1473881/two-people-accidentally-shot-at-a-gun-show-safety-checkpoint-on-gun-appreciation-day/




AND more detailed info here: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/five-accidental-shootings-at-gun-shows-mark-gun

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Reply Two People Accidentally Shot At A Gun Show Safety Checkpoint On Gun Appreciation Day (Updated) (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
Skittles Jan 2013 #1
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #27
uppityperson Jan 2013 #2
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #12
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2013 #39
Tunkamerica Jan 2013 #59
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 2013 #3
2theleft Jan 2013 #4
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #5
Flashmann Jan 2013 #6
NMDemDist2 Jan 2013 #7
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #18
Politicub Jan 2013 #23
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #24
Politicub Jan 2013 #25
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #26
Politicub Jan 2013 #30
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #8
Honest_Abe Jan 2013 #9
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #29
Rozlee Jan 2013 #36
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #37
Rozlee Jan 2013 #43
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #50
Autumn Jan 2013 #10
bluemarkers Jan 2013 #11
me b zola Jan 2013 #13
Robb Jan 2013 #14
appacom Jan 2013 #15
DesertRat Jan 2013 #16
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #17
Rozlee Jan 2013 #19
freshwest Jan 2013 #48
Iggo Jan 2013 #20
CSStrowbridge Jan 2013 #21
Politicub Jan 2013 #22
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #28
Protalker Jan 2013 #46
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #31
mbperrin Jan 2013 #54
Cobalt Violet Jan 2013 #32
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #33
Eugene Jan 2013 #34
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #38
47of74 Jan 2013 #35
Squinch Jan 2013 #40
LongTomH Jan 2013 #41
eggplant Jan 2013 #42
OldRedneck Jan 2013 #44
leanforward Jan 2013 #45
Ash_F Jan 2013 #47
geek tragedy Jan 2013 #49
Historic NY Jan 2013 #51
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #52
rightsideout Jan 2013 #53
brooklynite Jan 2013 #55
grantcart Jan 2013 #56
samsingh Jan 2013 #57
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:35 PM

1. the fucking morons are really advancing their cause

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:37 PM

2. "a gun accidentally discharged". I love this sort of writing. Yeah, that dang gun, discharged all by

itself.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:01 PM

12. I dont know. Strange things happen with guns. My father-in-law shot

a hole in their furnace with an empty gun. He swears the gun was empty.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:20 PM

39. Guns don't kill people...mysterious spirits pull the trigger sometimes...

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:14 AM

59. He was having it inspected by deputies to sell

started to take it out of the case and it went off. Stored loaded. dumbass. I hope all three victims sue him. One was hurt badly. One or two of the victims were cops. They aren't allowing outside guns tomorrow.

I think, if they have to have these shows only licensed dealers should be allowed. But, there's way too much money involved. You should have seen the video of people scattering they played on the news.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:39 PM

3. Are you making this shit up?

I know you aren't but it seems truth IS stranger than fiction!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:40 PM

4. It is very wrong, on very many levels, to laugh when someone gets hurt...but,

I have to admit this did make me chuckle.

I love karma.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:40 PM

5. NRA Advertising In Action - Can't Wait For The Ok Corral Sequel

eom

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:45 PM

6. Two People Accidentally Shot At A Gun

Oh man........That's horrible.....If only they'd had............More guns.....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:49 PM

7. *snort*

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:22 PM

18. Guns don't kill people...

accidental discharges do.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:50 PM

23. Accidental discharges don't kill people. Err... Tell me again what doesn't kill people?

What did they expect? This whole event is organized by extremists in order to attract more extremists. Too bad they didn't think through what they needed to do with the extremists with assault weapons once they're there.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:52 PM

24. My response wasn't serious...

I was playing off of flashman's post which was a play on a gun nut meme.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:54 PM

25. Mine wasn't either! I should have had a /sarc tag!

I was trying to be cheeky and it came across as trollish. Silkwood shower time for me!

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Response to Politicub (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:56 PM

26. Oops...

sorry about that

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:58 PM

30. NP - just posting away on a saturday night

Happy that the president hasn't even been sworn in yet and he's already pushing for gun reform.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:49 PM

8. Darwin strikes again. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:51 PM

9. And one outside a gun show in Indianapolis.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:11 PM

36. I think there was another one in Medina, Ohio.

I can't provide the link, though. It's frustrating because I just saw it on a Think Progress site.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #36)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:13 PM

37. The OP up above is updated with all three



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #37)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:41 PM

43. Thanks.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #43)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:52 PM

50. You're welcome :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:54 PM

10. So like, will they be able to attend the Bullets Going Through Bodies Appreciation Day?

They might be able to get a speaking slot on that one.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:56 PM

11. oh y'all, it was only a shotgun ...

gun owners are so safety conscious


lol



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:02 PM

13. Are they going to appreciate the medical bills, pain, and recovery too?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:03 PM

14. "MY gun never jumped up and bit anyone!" "I only shoot paper targets!" etc. etc.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:05 PM

15. Karma, Karma, ain't the lady somethin'?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:07 PM

16. whoopsie

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:14 PM

17. 'Dixie Gun and Knife Show'? Does that come with white hoods?

I see they've had to alter their website to say

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


NO PERSONAL FIREARMS ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE SHOW

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:33 PM

19. At least the knives didn't stab anyone.

Kudos to them.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:46 PM

48. LOL

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:36 PM

20. "Safety Checkpoint"

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:43 PM

21. Am I...

Am I a bad man for laughing at this?

Also, this was one of three accidents that happened at gun shows today.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:46 PM

22. People who show up at these gun appreciation days are fools

I wouldn't put myself anywhere near a bunch of hyped up extremists.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:57 PM

28. If only the victims had been armed.......

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:56 PM

46. I think this is friendly fire.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:59 PM

31. I know it is wrong to laugh..........................

 

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:58 PM

54. I hope not. Because it's been 15 minutes, and I'm still chuckling.

Oops, another laugh out loud!

Ooh, I'm gonna go to hell....


"snort"

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:04 PM

32. Good thing those whom where shot appreciate guns!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:05 PM

33. These kind of gun owners are the most dangerous type.

Unlike the typical owner who may keep a pistol in the bedroom drawer, or a hunting rifle in the closet, these people have a strange need to show them off in public.

They want others to see their massive firepower, like the guy in the park wearing an overcoat who exposes himself to young girls. It's all about shock value. By that measure, they think it's so impressive they just can't keep it in their pants, and it's all too likely to go off and hit someone. Even worse, they knew the TV cameras were showing up.

It shames me as a gun owner that too many people put me in the same boat with these perverted firearm exhibitionists. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes a handgun is a dick, and this firearm free for all was promoted to attract dicks by the drove.

I really wish the Conservative Coalition, that dreamed this stunt up, would quit trying to help.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:07 PM

34. Three hurt in firearm accident at North Carolina gun show

Source: Reuters

Three hurt in firearm accident at North Carolina gun show

Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:44pm EST

(Reuters) - Three people including a retired sheriff's deputy were wounded on Saturday at a gun show in North Carolina when a 12-gauge shotgun accidentally discharged as its owner was taking it out of its case, state officials said.

-snip-


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/19/us-usa-guns-accident-idUSBRE90I0L920130119

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Response to Eugene (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:15 PM

38. I've added updates in the OP up above.




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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:08 PM

35. Appaling levels of dumbfuckery

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:35 PM

40. But this is at a gun show. There's no way anything like that could ever happen at, say, JC Penney.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:38 PM

41. Sigh.....and the day's not over yet!

Still time for more carnage in the evening!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:38 PM

42. The only thing that will protect us from bad accidental gun discharges...

...is good accidental gun discharges. I guess they would pre-emptively accidentlly shoot the bad guns, preventing them from accidentally firing. Or something.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:42 PM

44. From time to time . . .

From time to time I read something that is SO STUPID, all I can do in response is to slam my head into my desk, over and over and over.

This is one of those times: ". . . a shotgun that fired while the owner was removing it from a case. . . "

I own guns. Several of them. I hunt and shoot.

Placing a loaded weapon into a case is STUPID. And these are the highly-skilled, trained, experienced gun-handlers who are going to protect our children from the bad guys. I'll take the bad guys any day over these fools.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:55 PM

45. Gun show shootings

These stories leave me shaking my head in disbelief. Makes me think it might be safer in a combat zone.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:28 PM

47. I thought the guns would have be more appreciative on this hallowed day.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:47 PM

49. Poisonous snake appreciation day was their other idea. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:57 PM

51. The only one appreciating this will be the lawyers...

lots of money to make.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:06 PM

52. The news of the three incidents has made it to the top of the front page of HuffPo and CNN


At HuffPo - under the top photo it says...

BLOODY SATURDAY: At Least 5 Hurt In 3 Inadvertent Gun Show Shootings... Dealer Shoots Man In Ohio... Shotgun Goes Off During Security Check In N.C... Man Shoots Self While Leaving Show In Indiana

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/



At CNN - Top left side of the front page here: http://www.cnn.com/

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:17 PM

53. The latest gun nut phrase

"accidental discharge"

Guns don't kill people, they just accidentally discharge.

We'll be hearing the "accidental discharge" excuse for days following this nonsense.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:50 PM

55. Time for a NEW conspiracy theory...

Those were actually LIBERAL anti-gun activists who showed up with guns, INTENDING to set them off to ruin Gun Appreciation day, right?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:58 PM

56. We should let these guys have "Hand Grenade Appreciation Day"


Where they are locked in an Armory with other like minded folks and they can play games like "Toss the Egg" but use grenades instead.

They could play "who can take the pin out the most times in a minute without dropping the grenade" although we will need video to be able to designate the winner.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:20 AM

57. guns everywhere

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:07 AM

58. So can the NRA ensure that a gun won't accidentaly go off at school hurting a teacher...or child?

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