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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:16 AM

Gun show injuries prompt concerns

In the wake of a negligent gun discharge at a Tupelo gun show last weekend that injured a man and a 4-year-old child, gun enthusiasts are discussing safety measures at gun shows.

A bullet went through a wall where the show was being held at the Tupelo Furniture Market on Saturday, and fragments struck the child, officials said. Another piece grazed a man on the leg.

Neither injury was life-threatening, officials said, and the incident is under investigation but appears to be an accident.

Tupelo Police Lt. Trey Weaver was quoted in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal as saying, “This is not normal. They do a very good job at this show of making sure weapons are unloaded.”

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20121019/NEWS/310190046/Gun-show-injuries-prompt-concerns?odyssey=tab

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Reply Gun show injuries prompt concerns (Original post)
SecularMotion Nov 2012 OP
exboyfil Nov 2012 #1
ileus Nov 2012 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #3
oneshooter Nov 2012 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #5
4th law of robotics Nov 2012 #6
friendly_iconoclast Nov 2012 #7
ileus Nov 2012 #9
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 #10
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 #8
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #11

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:22 AM

1. Of course in carry states

probably most every dealer and many patrons have a loaded gun on them. I would assume the show would not want to abridge that right. The idea of unloading and reloading their personal gun at a gun show seems like a really bad idea. That is what it sounds like happened in another case. They should leave the personal gun in its holster during the show.

From the article:

Forrest County Capt. Chris Selman said he was at the show in Hattiesburg when the gun went off. He said it was as the show was closing, and it appeared that a gun show patron was reloading his personal weapon as he left.

“Everybody wants to keep that business going, so the first thing they do is unload their weapon even though that permit says can keep loaded."

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:22 AM

2. Gun show is one of the few place I leave my PSD

in my car without argument.

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Response to ileus (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:28 AM

3. I don't carry at them either unless I went there by motorcycle

I almost always carry when I ride.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:02 AM

4. CC at Texas shows is not allowed. ALL firearms will be checked and

plastic ties will be used to prevent the arm from functioning. There are LE at the door to do this. If a tie has to be removed to check function (new mag check, parts added, ect) then the vendor is responsible for the replacement of the tie. Any person who is found to have a untied firearm is escorted to the door by LE and asked to leave.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:17 AM

5. Have not seen that yet

I assume that would be in the ads for the show or common knowledge.

I ride 95% of the time (I keep my cage battery on a trickle charger)

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:30 PM

6. Given how horrible guns are and how much worse gun owners are

 

shouldn't gun shows (which are rife with both) be literally awash in blood?

How is it that such incidents are rare and newsworthy?

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:34 PM

7. Now don't be asking smartass questions like that- it wrecks the narrative...

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:40 PM

9. Gun shows kill people.

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Response to ileus (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:50 PM

10. So do elevators and vending machines.

Ban them nau.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:34 PM

8. Another accident easily avoided.

Firstly: Parental control. I can see teaching your kid the ropes, but do they really need to be at a gun show?
Secondly: Basic firearm safety on the part of the seller. That's the no-brainer.
Thirdly: Common sense.

I'm firmly in the RKBA side of the camp, generally, but this accident was entirely avoidable.


ON EDIT: NOTE: The Jackson shooting, that is. Not enough details on the Tupelo show.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:00 AM

11. From OP: "This is not normal." Yeah, we figured.nt


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