UPDATED: Two people accidentally shot at gun show honoring Gun Appreciation Day

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safety first

First a security guard leaves gun unattended in restroom at K-8 charter school, and now this.

At a North Carolina gun show intended to honor (snark) Gun Appreciation Day, two people were accidentally shot, and the show was shut down. It will, however, continue tomorrow sans private gun sales.

Having a few gun safety issues, firearm zealots? Yay, Gun Appreciation Day! Yay, guns! Family fun! But of course, I'm sure these people grew up around guns and knew exactly what they were doing.

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Via WRAL:

Raleigh, N.C. — Officials said the Dixie Gun and Knife Show will continue Sunday without private gun sales after three people, including a retired sheriff's deputy, were injured Saturday when a gun brought in by a patron who planned to sell it accidentally discharged.

I hate when that happens

H/t: Mediaite ("Two People Accidentally Shot At Gun Show In Honor Of Gun Appreciation Day")

UPDATE (h/t: @Wilson46201 ):

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - 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.

And the hits keep on comin'... literally.

Oops: 4 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day

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  • Jbc

    In fact the policy is that no political or racial literature is allowed by either vendors or patrons. I have seen world war 2 collectors items for sale, such as Hitler Jugend daggers, along with nazi era luger pistols and one time there were some tee shirts that said "infidel" in what I think was arabic. Mostly black men were buying them. The Nazi items are very highly valued collectors pieces. I have also seen people asked to leave for their politically or racially inflammatory tee shirts.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    At a North Carolina gun show intended to honor (snark) Gun Appreciation
    Day, two people were accidentally shot, and the show was shut down. It
    will, however, continue tomorrow sans private gun sales.

    The gun show will continue -- but, personal firearms may not be brought in:

    http://www.politicususa.com/accidental-shooting-dixie-gun-show-organizers-warn-personal-firearms.html#comments

    Personal firearms at a gun show:  bad.

    Personal firearms at school:  good.

    Welcome to Planet Wingnut!  Enjoy Your Stay!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    The Dixie Gun and Knife Show is known for its racist, white supremacy flavored Confederate fever:

    http://www.scpronet.com/point/0002/p10.html

    Given that, credibility is probably the least of their concerns.

    Your credibility, OTOH . . .

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     Knowing how to control guns would help theirs. I got my info from Mediaite, who reported this. Maybe you should drop them a line.

  • Jbc

    The show was not held in honor of gun appreciation day. They are held every 3 months. Knowing that would help your credibility.