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5 injured after firearms go off at Ohio, N.C., Indiana gun shows
CNN ^ | Sat January 19, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Greg Botelho

Posted on 01/19/2013 8:50:32 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Edited on 01/19/2013 8:54:00 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

An injured person is taken from the North Carolina State Fairgrounds after being wounded in a gun accident on Saturday.

The most casualties came at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, where attendees bolted -- with at least one woman wiping out in the frenetic scene -- when gunfire rang out around 1 p.m., as seen on video captured by CNN affiliate WRAL.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Indiana; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; illinois; indiana; northcarolina; ohio
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To: TigersEye

You’re right, and folks shouldn’t be too alarmed yet. We will survive this scumbag president, I’ll wager our rights will still be intact, although in some areas like NY, they will be restricted.(fat lady hasn’t sung there yet, either. There will be court challenges) I have a feeling the millions of Americans who woke up to what is going on and bought guns, ammo, will help vote out these idiots. At the least, the HUGE increase in gun ownership sends a message that cannot be ignored. If this huge increase in positive attitude towards our second amendment does no good, then it is time to replace the tyrannical goverment by any means possible.


51 posted on 01/20/2013 5:08:47 AM PST by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: brent13a

Try google.
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=6121915&page=1
It was a fundraiser at a gun club with an instructor present. Dad paid to let the kid shoot. Kid couldn’t resist the recoil and he shot himself in the head. Idiot instructor. Idiot dad. Dead kid.


52 posted on 01/20/2013 5:44:54 AM PST by zagger
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To: hinckley buzzard

When i lived in Corpus Christi some anti gun clown went through the show putting ammo into guns and one got touched off.

At a gun show in Houston some idiot bought a .380, loaded it and fired it into a table just to see if it worked.

At a gun show in Spring, TX one of the dealers wanted to test a gun to see if it worked so he and the seller went to the back room, loaded the gun and fired it into a trash can.

So yes Virginia, there really are idiots at gun shows.


53 posted on 01/20/2013 7:09:51 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: chris37
When I hand a weapon to someone else, if there is any way to lock the breech open, I do that and in the case of a revolver I will pass it with the cylinder open and exposed.

I do the exact same thing. It is impossible to be too careful.

54 posted on 01/20/2013 8:58:44 AM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Quickgun

Thanks, I agree. The NY laws probably will be struck down. Didn’t they just outlaw all semi-auto guns of any type? That must be about 80% of all guns owned in NY state. I don’t think that will fly.


55 posted on 01/20/2013 12:43:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: zagger
Try Google

Well, duh. Didn't have the time right then, thanks. I remembered news reports stating it happened at a gun show, and the poster stated they believed no deaths had occurred at gun shows....so I answered.

Just an FYI:
"Fund Raiser" at a "Gun Club" = "Gun Show" to a liberal progressive, to them they are going to be the same thing.
56 posted on 01/20/2013 12:50:17 PM PST by brent13a
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To: piytar; chris37

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

57 posted on 01/20/2013 12:57:18 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: brent13a

“Well, duh. Didn’t have the time right then, thanks.”
Take the time. Your posts are read by many people.


58 posted on 01/20/2013 3:50:28 PM PST by zagger
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To: Lockbar

Thank you for the info.

However, statistically, it is SO LOW as to be negligible (unless you were the young boy, of course).


59 posted on 01/21/2013 11:52:43 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: brent13a
Actually, wasn’t there a young boy who shot himself in the head when his idiot father let him handle a full auto Uzi at a gun show?

I could look it up, but let's assume you are correct. Especially since you aren't the only one to bring up that point.

Now, one or two people (or say one or two a YEAR) were injured or killed during guns shows, where there were THOUSANDS of guns.

Compare that to Sandy Hook Elementary School where there were NO GUNS ALLOWED.

I know that my be like comparing apples and oranges, but the point is that it is not the gun, it is the PERSON.

IF we destroyed EVERY GUN on the face of the planet, PEOPLE would just use something else to kill other people. The reason PEOPLE don't go hunting a RHINO with spears anymore is that the GUN is a 'range' weapon. Getting close to a RHINO doesn't work out well for the PERSON. Same thing with SELF DEFENSE.

IF there were as FEW deaths from guns AT SCHOOLS as there were at GUNSHOWS....

60 posted on 01/21/2013 12:03:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: djf
I’ve been to gun shows where I heard a round or three pop off.

When I was a young lad, we had a police officer come to our BOY SCOUT MEETING (which was at OUR SCHOOL) and demonstrate the difference between a GUN and a BOW.

He shot a bullet at a PHONE BOOK (it didn't penetrate).

He then shot an arrow at the same PHONE BOOK. It went through.

NO ONE WAS INJURED.

61 posted on 01/21/2013 12:09:20 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: IMR 4350
So yes Virginia, there really are idiots at gun shows.

Even so, the numbers of DEATHS is so low as to be almost ZERO.

62 posted on 01/21/2013 12:13:44 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

There is a very simple answer as to why.

People that go to gun shows don’t like an “UNLOADED” gun aimed at them anymore that they like a loaded gun aimed at them and they are damn quick to tell anyone aiming a gun at them, in not so polite a way, to aim it a different direction.

In most cases when a gun does go off because of some idiot it’s not aimed at anyone.

The biggest risk of a gun show is driving to and from the show.


63 posted on 01/21/2013 12:39:50 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
People that go to gun shows don’t like an “UNLOADED” gun aimed at them anymore that they like a loaded gun aimed at them and they are damn quick to tell anyone aiming a gun at them, in not so polite a way, to aim it a different direction.

So... you are saying that people who INTEND to kill someone kill more people than those WHO DON'T. In other words, you agree that the 'simple answer' is that it is the GUN USER'S intentions, not the GUN, that is the problem?

The biggest risk of a gun show is driving to and from the show.

AND walking to the building from your car.

64 posted on 01/21/2013 12:53:31 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

I’ve got at least 6 loaded guns, and I won’t tell you how many unloaded guns, within 10 ft of me right now.

Don’t feel like any one of them is just going to start shooting on it’s own anymore that the hatchet hanging on the wall is going to start chopping me up all by itself.

It all depends on the person holding it.


65 posted on 01/21/2013 1:14:03 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
It all depends on the person holding it.

Ah.... the one issue that our 'government' refuses to acknowledge.

66 posted on 01/21/2013 4:34:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2
Not just our govt, but the entire left.

Slaves shouldn’t own guns is the lefts mindset.

They can make any gun law they want, but it takes two to catch me or I'm going to deny it.

67 posted on 01/21/2013 6:26:56 PM PST by IMR 4350
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