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Old September 26th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #1
 
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man fires gun at gun show

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I was at this gun show when this happen. I would guess there was close to a thousand people at the gun show when the gun went off. I never heard a place go silent that quick. Surprisingly after about 3-4 minutes everything went back to business as usually.



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Old September 26th, 2016, 02:50 PM   #2
 
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He just proved ONCE AGAIN, you cant fix stupid.
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There is a large gun show held about 4 times a year in NC. Seems some idiot discharges a firearm at every show. Someone finally got their head out of their a$$ and finally made everyone bringing in a gun enter through a separate door were the gun is checked and a cable tie is installed to prevent " accidental " discharges.
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ID 10 T error.

At least he pointed it in a safe direction and not at someone when he pulled the trigger.
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So the Seller had a LOADED magazine in a gun on display?
Yeah it's the shooters fault for not properly checking for a empty chamber before dry firing, but seriously, the seller should have been kicked out and banned permanently.
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Yep. The ID10T user error.

We're about to do a shotgun and rifle refresher on how to load and unload because I'm sick of these guys not knowing how to set up their long guns in the car. I was going over the lesson plan and asked one of my range guys where our dummy shotgun rounds were (I just ordered a bunch of AR dummy rounds off Amazon because we never had any) and he said there might be some in the ammo room but we could just practice loading and unloading with live ammo and keep the safety on. He was serious. I immediately booted him. There is to be no live ammo during a training session because of idiots.
There is a cabinet in the room with holes from a shotgun from over 20 years ago.
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Sounds like a good enough reason for me to not go to gun shows. So I don't.
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Unbelievable. Glad no one was seriously hurt.
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Speaking of idiots, Jeff Cooper lit off a round at a gun show. So much for being a so-called "guru".
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Every time I've been to a gun show the state police are checking and clearing guns at the door. They then zip tie the actions open.
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The gun show that I most often go to does require firearms to be checked at the door and the action opened and a zip tie placed.

But if the handgun owner needs to close the breech to check the fit of a pistol in a holster, for example, the vendor is allowed to remove the zip tie for this purpose, but then replace it afterwards.

Two years ago at this same particular show, this was done to allow a handgun owner to check the fit of his pistol in a holster. Only problem was, he had a loaded magazine in it, so when the slide was closed it chambered a round. And when he tried to jam it in a holster that didn't fit, the trigger got pulled and a round was fired into the floor with two minor injuries.

This is at least a double dumb-dumb. Completely negligent on the part of the vendor to have a loaded magazine in the pistol, or a loaded magazine anywhere, for that matter.

Stupid on the part of the customer to not realize that he had chambered a round after he removed the magazine. Did he not see it was loaded?
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rule number one was violated.
Rule 2: See rule 1.

So...Rule 2 was also violated!
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It occasionally happens. I have associates that routinely have tables at guns shows and they've talked about people discharging weapons at shows.

It's easy for people to talk about negligent and reckless behavior and those statements are accurate but generally not helpful after the event. In one event related to me by a vendor I know, an elderly gentleman discharged a .410 shotgun into the roof of the hall. He was embarrassed after the AD and was asked to leave. Turns out one of the sellers left a live round in a gun on his table. Not making excuses and the responsibility rests with the person handling the gun but fortunately the gun was pointed at the ceiling.
We all share the responsibility of handling firearms safely and at gun shows that means both sellers and potential buyers.

We've all seen reckless firearms handling at gun stores and shows. For some reason, I always feel a little better when I watch the clerk clear the weapon before handing it to the customer. I don't know why that makes me feel better but it does.

The anti-gun crowd is waiting for a death or injury at a gun show and I hope we never give them one.
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