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US Man Accidentally Shot at Gun Safety Class!
Business Standard ^ | August 14, 2013

Posted on 08/15/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT by nickcarraway

In a bizarre incident, a man in the US while attending a gun safety class was accidentally shot in the arm by an instructor.

Michael Piemonte, from Ohio, was attending a concealed-carry class with his wife Alison in central Ohio's Fairfield County over the weekend. Such classes are required for anyone wanting carry a concealed weapon in the state.

There were 29 students in the lecture-type class, Piemonte said. He was sitting in the front row.

While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defence techniques, the gun went off.

The bullet struck Piemonte in the arm. Even he did not realise what had happened.

New law allows schools to teach gun safety to first-graders.

"Everyone was in shock," Piemonte was quoted by CNN as saying. "It took me a couple of seconds to realise that I had been shot."

The 26-year-old said he's in good spirits. "I'm just glad my wife did not get hit."

Piemonte said the instructor has been calling him regularly to check in.

"It makes me feel good that he is so concerned," he said.

The Fairfield County sheriff's deputy who responded to the scene described the shooting as accidental, The Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.

Piemonte doesn't have a gun yet, but was planning to get one this year. He still plans on doing so.

"It was the first time I've been shot," he said. "And hopefully the last.


TOPICS: Local News
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1 posted on 08/15/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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Owwww... Just Owwww.. and lucky.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 11:34:28 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: nickcarraway

Col. Coopers gun safety rules:
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.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: nickcarraway
The bullet struck Piemonte in the arm. Even he did not realise what had happened.

New law allows schools to teach gun safety to first-graders.

Beautiful segway! No bias here!

4 posted on 08/15/2013 11:36:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: nickcarraway

After you get your first bullet hole you get a lot more careful!


5 posted on 08/15/2013 11:36:52 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: nickcarraway
While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defence techniques, the gun went off.

No. Guns don't ever so-called "go off." They go "Bang!" when someone—in this case a careless idiot—pulls the trigger.

6 posted on 08/15/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defence techniques, the gun went off.

What on earth does this mean? Sorry, guys, the instructor needs to be fired.

7 posted on 08/15/2013 11:37:32 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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Why wasn’t the instructor identified? He’s the one who fired the weapon.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: nickcarraway

Guns are like muslims. Always treat them as if they are loaded, and ready to explode and take your head off.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Instructor identified. He's 73 years old.
10 posted on 08/15/2013 11:40:51 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: nickcarraway

Live ammo in a classroom? The instructor is an idiot.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 11:41:31 AM PDT by pabianice
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12 posted on 08/15/2013 11:44:09 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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This instructor should get bad reviews on Angie’s list.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 11:44:52 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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Hehe...and oldie but a goodie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP6UvNgbqIA


14 posted on 08/15/2013 11:49:42 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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I wonder if the guy got a refund.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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“Such classes are required for anyone wanting carry”

Oh, so this is a good thing? How about letting people exercise their 2nd amendment freedoms without “requiring” anything?

By the way, get rid of that moron “instructor” before he kills somebody in his “class”.


16 posted on 08/15/2013 11:55:11 AM PDT by sagar
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While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defence techniques, the gun went off.

Guns don;t go off !

The instructor pulled the trigger of his loaded gun.

I'm sure he knew that all guns are always loaded.

That did not help however.

NRA Gun Safety Rules will keep you safer :

Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot

Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

NRA T/C CRSO

17 posted on 08/15/2013 11:55:22 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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"Live ammo in a classroom? The instructor is an idiot."

Roger that. Unless you are instructing on the range and facing the target there shouldn't even be ammo in the room of a gun safety class. I don't even allow ammo in the room I clean my guns in. My philosophy is that over caution prevents indvertant gunshot wounds.

18 posted on 08/15/2013 12:02:27 PM PDT by circlecity
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“Why wasn’t the instructor identified? He’s the one who fired the weapon.”

I agree 100%. Idiots should be identified and ridiculed.


19 posted on 08/15/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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I don't even allow ammo in the room I clean my guns in.

Same here. An abundance of caution can head off a problem before it can become a problem.

20 posted on 08/15/2013 12:10:33 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: nickcarraway

So, is this the new safety technique? We show you exactly, right in front of your eyes, how easy it is to get shot by someone who has failed to follow basic gun safety instruction. Any questions? Yes, you in the front row with the blood coming out of your arm?


21 posted on 08/15/2013 12:14:38 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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Not good at all, but how many car accidents happen each day because of people not thinking and being complacent?
Probably nobody wants to kick himself in the a$$ more than the instructor.

Never had an accidental discharge myself, but have seen some at the local range.
That's why some buddies and myself built our own shooting range, too many *cowboys* out there.

22 posted on 08/15/2013 12:15:18 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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...and that concludes this demonstration on how NOT to safely handle a firearm.


23 posted on 08/15/2013 12:17:15 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: nickcarraway

No excuse. Should know the rules.


24 posted on 08/15/2013 12:22:24 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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Automatic F!


25 posted on 08/15/2013 12:25:36 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Piemonte said the instructor has been calling him regularly to check in.

“It makes me feel good that he is so concerned,” he said.


There is absolutely no excuse for this incident. If there is a need to demonstrate “a self-defence techniques” it would be appropriate to use a solid rubber training aid.

The instructor is concerned because he doesn’t want to get sued and/or stomped into a pulp.


26 posted on 08/15/2013 12:28:23 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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New law allows schools to teach gun safety to first-graders.

I just love how that non-sequitur sentence is thrown into the middle of the article. Agenda much?

27 posted on 08/15/2013 12:40:55 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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Why was there live ammo in the classroom?

Why were there people in front of the pointy end of the gun?


28 posted on 08/15/2013 12:47:41 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: thorvaldr
Ohio requires instructors to receive certification through
other governmental agencies to qualify as a CCW instructor.
My guess is that the instructor is a retired LEO
who has been trained with Cooper Rules all of his life.

29 posted on 08/15/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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Too bad for the guy who got shot that he decided to break all four of ‘em at once.


30 posted on 08/15/2013 3:45:56 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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Somebody has to be the example.


31 posted on 08/15/2013 8:18:51 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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