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Ya Can't Fix Stupid!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by ljutic73, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Ya Can

    Five injured in accidental shootings at U.S. gun shows
    By QMI Agency

    Five people were injured in accidental shootings at U.S. gun shows on Saturday.

    A 12-gauge shotgun discharged when its owner presented his weapon for inspection at the entrance to the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, N.C., according to the Charlotte Observer.

    Birdshot pellets hit a woman on the right side of her torso and a man in the left hand, the Observer reported. The third victim , a retired sheriff's deputy, was also hit in the hand.

    Police are questioning Gary Lynn Wilson, 36, but told the paper the shooting was accidental and that it was too early in the investigation to say whether charges will be laid.

    The show shut down early Saturday and will reopen Sunday, but police said only weapons already in the building will be allowed for sale.

    In Indianapolis, Emory L. Cozee, 54, shot himself in the hand by mistake when he was loading his .45-calibre semi-automatic while walking back to his car at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show, WISH TV reported. He was being treated in hospital, and police said they didn't expect to lay any charges.




    And in Ohio, a gun dealer at the Medina Gun Show was taking a semi-automatic handgun out of its box when it went off and the single bullet inside wounded another man in the arm and thigh, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

    Police Chief Pat Berarducci told the paper the man was "very lucky" to suffer what appeared to be only minor injuries after the gun was "mishandled."
     
  2. rpeerless

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    Yes and it goes to show there may be a small number of substance abusers in every crowd, unfortunately.
     
  3. School Teacher

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    I worked in a sporting goods store in the mid 1960's. We had an employee who was considered to be too mentally challenged to be allowed to sell firearms so he was assigned to the archery department. While demonstrating a hunting bow, the employee demonstrated how to string a hunting bow. He then selected a broad head arrow and pulled the arrow back to its maximum.

    The bow string hurt his fingers and he fired a hunting arrow down the occupied main aisle of the store. The arrow fortunately missed two or three customers before sinking several inches deep into a display at the back of the store.

    The young salesman was then transferred to camping gear. He was told not to demonstrate a Coleman stove or lantern.

    Ed Ward
     
  4. timberfaller

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    What is going on? EVERY gun show I attend, there are LEO's checking EVERY gun being carried in by John Q Public. Actions are "tided" open showing they've been checked!! With a simple little plastic zip tie!

    Are there shows that don't do this??
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    At a previous show a dealer who had a gun fire insists that the gun was cleared and tied, and suspects someone of deliberately putting a round in the chamber to cause an accident.

    Whether this is the case or not, it would behoove dealers or others at gun shows to keep careful watch on your guns and customers. Only one gun gets handled at a time per salesperson. Some dealers have resorted to putting heavy flexible clear plastic over their guns to make sure of this. Also helps cut down on thefts. I've been at three gunshows in the last decade where an announcement was made that a gun was stolen off a dealer's table.
     
  6. eightbore

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    timberfaller, the shotgun that injured three people was being removed from its case before being "tided". In the third instance, the handgun was being removed from the box, also prior to being "tided". In the second instance, the person was loading a carry gun outside the show. I think we are all aware that public guns being brought into the majority of shows are inspected by show personnel, but I have never seen a LEO doing it. There are probably shows that don't do it, but not so much from now on.
     
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    If thats is the case, eightbore, YEP you can't fix stupid!

    The shows I attend here in WA, all have some form of LEO's checking firearms at the door. I've been told they are either volunteering their services(community service) or the promoter is paying them.

    I've seen city,county and state police over the years here.
     
  8. William681

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    NRA Rules of Safe Gun Handling

    Had these been followed this would have been a non issue.

    1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

    2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
    When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

    3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
    Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.

    Had an IDIOT at our local range fire off a .308 while removing it from a softsided case. Blew a hole in ground about two feet in front of another shooter.

    Red-faced IDIOT said he thought he had unloaded it after hunting season.

    Sometimes God does protect the STUPID.
    Membership canceled and there will be no invitation back.

    Bill Boston

    Oh yes, one more thing, if you have not yet joined the NRA, what the hell are you waiting for????
    Just think of the message we could send by doubling NRA numbers in a few short weeks.
     
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