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Five Injured In Accidental Gun Show Shootings On ‘Gun Appreciation Day’

8:07 pm - 01/19/2013
As gun rights activists celebrated the turnout at gun shows for national Gun Appreciation Day Saturday, police responded to at least thee accidental shootings that left five people injured at shows across the country.

• In Indianapolis, a man shot himself when his gun went off outside a gun show. From WISH-TV:

A person who was loading a gun outside of the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show at the State Fairgrounds was accidentally shot when his gun discharged Saturday afternoon. ... The man, identified as Emory L. Cozee, 54, was walking back to his car, was loading his .45 caliber semi-automatic and accidentally shot himself in the hand, [police said.]

• In Raleigh, N.C., three people were injured when a shotgun went off at a gun show there. From the News & Observer:

A 12-gauge shotgun discharged shortly after 1 p.m. as its owner unzipped its case on a table for a security officer to check it at a security entrance at the Dixie Gun & Knife Show, according to Joel Keith, police chief of the state Agriculture Department. Keith said birdshot pellets hit Janet Hoover, 54, of Benson, in the right torso; Linwood Hester, 50, of Durham, in the right hand; and Jake Alderman, a retired Wake County sheriff’s deputy from Wake Forest, in the left hand. Hoover and Hester were taken to WakeMed, but officials said their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

• In Ohio, a dealer at a gun show accidentally fired a gun, induring one. From WJW-TV:

Jim Conrad, event organizer, said there were about 200 people there at the time, and they heard one gun shot. Conrad said a visitor to the event had handed an exhibitor his gun to look at. It apparently was loaded, and while the exhibitor was looking at the gun, it accidentally went off, hitting another man in the arm.

Meanwhile, gun rights advocates touted Gun Appreciation Day -- which was organized to oppose efforts in Washington, D.C. to pass new gun regulations after Newtown -- as a success. Dave Workman, a former NRA board member, wrote that gun rights activists in Washington state showed up in big numbers at a gun show in Puyallup and a rally in Olympia.

"Among many of these gun owners is a newfound activism, ignited by the gun prohibition rhetoric over the past month, and stoked by the president’s remarks earlier in the week," he wrote.


I'm not on my computer so I'm relying on all of you to gif this in my stead.
lamardeuse 20th-Jan-2013 01:26 am (UTC)
I described these incidents to a friend who owns guns, and he was boggling - all these incidents are complete bonehead errors that show the owners of the weapons know absolutely dick all about safe gun handling.
idemandjustice 20th-Jan-2013 03:07 am (UTC)
My thoughts as well. How can people be so passionate about something they don't fucking know anything about?
circumambulate 20th-Jan-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
well, that seems to be the norm these days, not the exception. Yes, I'm looking at you, Evangelicals...
mary_pickforded 20th-Jan-2013 04:03 am (UTC)
MTE I mean god, how hard is it to get proper training? What the hell is the point of owning it if you're probably going to end up hurting yourself?
celtic_thistle 20th-Jan-2013 04:28 am (UTC)
They just want to be badasses~ without bothering to understand jack shit about guns. It's pretty fucking pathetic to witness.
effervescent 20th-Jan-2013 05:12 am (UTC)
I really think it boils down to the 'guns are cool' perception.
bonesnapdeez 20th-Jan-2013 05:37 am (UTC)
How can people be so passionate about something they don't fucking know anything about?

Sounds like every Christian in America.
hinoema 20th-Jan-2013 07:26 am (UTC)
Hah! Exactly my first though.
thevelvetsun 20th-Jan-2013 10:13 am (UTC)
A+ would LOL again!
bestdaywelived 20th-Jan-2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
I know plenty of people who loooooooove Jesus but have no idea what's actually in their bible.
elialshadowpine 20th-Jan-2013 05:28 am (UTC)
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