Skip to comments.Man shoots himself at East Knoxville gun show(TN)
Posted on 01/29/2012 7:14:51 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after shooting himself in the hand at a gun show.
Gun dealer Bill Adams, 64, of Kodak, was taking a concealed gun out to show a customer, when the gun discharged and shot him in the hand.
Knoxville Police said the man removed the magazine from the .45 semiautomatic Kimber handgun, but a shell remained in the chamber.
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(In before picture of Barney Fife)
The chambered round is the one that kills you.
Even I know to treat every gun as a loaded gun.
Don’t the rules of disallowing loaded firearms apply to dumbass dealers?
“... taking a concealed gun out...”
out of where? might be lucky he didn’t shoot himself in a worse place than his hand.
Stupid is as stupid does. Messed up three times. Didn’t clear the chamber. Pointed the weapon at something he didn’t intend to shoot (of course, he could’ve been demonstrating .45 cal effect on flesh and bone). Pulled the trigger. Maybe he’ll remember next time.
Yup. I'll bet he won't have a table at the next show.
1.All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
2.Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
3.Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
4.Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.
An organizer with the gun show tells 6 News that loaded weapons are not allowed at gun shows and the man broke the rules by bringing the handgun into the show.
Thanks for nothing, dumbass.
I wonder how many “secondhand” gun smoke complaints they got.
My gun club in Western Kansas had a fatality at our annual gun show around 1986 or 87. It happened when they were going around checking to make sure all the guns were unloaded. This was before the show opened.
The story I heard was when the guy picked up a Remington 700 in 7mm Mag. it went off. The bullet hit a woman in the head killing her instantly. We carried on with the show but it just sort of ruined it for everyone.
Guns do nothing other than collect dust and cast shadows.
They had LEOs at the door.
LEO - "Are you in possession of any firearms sir?"
Me - "No sir. That's what I'm here for!"
LEO - "Right on!"
Gave us a little chuckle.
LOL! I think this is hilarious. Poor Bastards. Gonna catch hell isn’t even the start of it.
Wonder if he’ll make a deal on that used Kimber.
It should be cheap, cause it’s obviously defective. LOL.
Good deal! Let me have your cherry crumb cake if you’re not gonna eat it. LOL
It is funny, but the antigunners will hold this doofus up as their poster child. This we don’t need.
I wonder if the hole in his hand is the “gun show loophole”.
Aah! At least the Knoxville gun show guys don’t crap on NYC police cars. These are interesting times.
Seems like a pretty “handy” fellow.
What kind of frickin moron doesn’t clear the weapon?
This is a fact.
Human being do stupid things from time to time. Every darned one of us.
The machine had a hellaciously powerful motor on the top head, but as it tore the thick ends into shavings it would sometimes draw so much current that it would blow one of the 480v 3 phase fuses. The fuses were used because they could handle a larger amount of over-current than breakers for this type of application.
Each time a fuse would blow I would turn off the main disconnect to the machine, open up the motor controller box and pull out each of the three fuses which were protecting the motor and shake them to see which one had blown. They were about 8” long and 1” thick with brass ends that fit into the fuse holders. About the 12th time I got into the motor controller box I forgot to pull the disconnect and grabbed a live 480v fuse while standing on a wet concrete floor.
That was a pretty stupid thing to do and I got one heck of a jolt for my trouble. I knew better, but frustration with that repetitive task that day caused me to become complacent. It is my habit to always pull the bolt back on any semiautomatic handgun, rifle or shotgun and look and feel for shell before assuming the chamber is empty. It probably was this poor guy's habit also, but for some reason this time he didn't. The hand with the new hole in it will probably never be the same. If it had happened to someone else he probably would be jumping on the bandwagon with everyone else here.
My point is... it is often people who think it could never happen to them who are most vulnerable to this type of mishap. I have done enough stupid things in my life that I know that I am more lucky than good. It helps me to be more careful and develop better habits when I remind myself that I am just as capable as the next guy of grabbing the business end of a live 480v fuse while standing in a puddle of water. Don't ever think that you are so smart that you couldn't make a stupid mistake because you can... if you are sure you can't... eventually you probably will.
Idiot. Idiot. Then again, I repeat myself.
That is a good point. We have to constantly remind ourselves to be super careful with guns. I always pride myself on my safe gun handling but around 6 months ago I dropped a small French Unique on the floor.
Nothing happened but it was a very old gun which probably did not have a firing pin block. If it had fallen on it’s hammer it may very well have fired.
That is the pistol I routinely stick in my pocket when walking around the yard or the woods around the house. Never let yourself get careless.
I have wracked my brains trying to imagine the scenario by which that round got chambered. The only thing I can come up with is there must have been a single round in the magazine that I inserted into the gun when I reassembled it. The part that troubles me is that I don't have any recollecting of cycling the action to chamber the round. But one way or the other it has convinced me that truly "all guns are always loaded". I clear any gun, even if I KNOW it isn't loaded...it doesn't hurt to clear the action. Just do it.
I was at a local gun show and was asked about any concealed firearms I had on me. Stupidly, I said yes. They wanted to take it out of the holster and unchamber it. MUCH more dangerous than me keeping it in the holster.
I walked out.....and learned never to let people know you are carrying.
Yea but if he was trying to shoot himself he did good..he hit his target...
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