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#1 Deleted Bye

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:44

Accidental gunfire at three gun shows around the United States on Saturday left five injured, authorities said.

Three people were injured in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show at the state fairgrounds, a quarterly event that usually draws thousands of people. State agriculture department spokesman Brian Long said a 12-gauge shotgun discharged as its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check at a security entrance.

Two bystanders were hit by shotgun pellets and taken to a hospital. A retired deputy sheriff suffered a slight hand injury.

Long said the shotgun's owner, 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson, brought the weapon to the show to find a private buyer. Sheriff Donnie Harrison said it was too early to know whether Wilson might be charged.

In Indiana, police said a 54-year-old Indianapolis man was injured when he accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show.

State Police said Emory L. Cozee was loading his .45 caliber semi-automatic when he shot himself in the hand as he was leaving the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show at the state fairgrounds. Loaded personal weapons are not allowed inside the show.

Cozee was hospitalized for treatment. Police say the shooting was accidental and no charges will be filed.

Meanwhile, authorities in Ohio said a gun dealer in Medina was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had bought when he accidentally pulled the trigger, injuring his friend. The gun's magazine had been removed from the firearm but one round remained in the chamber, police said.

Police Chief Pat Berarducci said it appears the bullet struck the floor and the man was wounded in the arm and leg. Berarducci said the man was taken by helicopter to a Cleveland hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

http://www.usatoday....n-show/1847879/




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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:50

This doesn't help the pro gun crowd at all.
These are your law abiding citizens that are supposed to know how to handle a gun.

Seems like more educations about handling guns safely is necessary when you allow people to buy a gun

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:56

It doesn't matter to the pro-gun crowd how many people are injured or killed - all that matters is that they're ready to bear arms against an oppressive government. Obviously. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:57

This doesn't help the pro gun crowd at all.
These are your law abiding citizens that are supposed to know how to handle a gun.

Seems like more educations about handling guns safely is necessary when you allow people to buy a gun


You need to pass a test to get your driving license but not for an ar15

It doesn't matter to the pro-gun crowd how many people are injured or killed - all that matters is that they're ready to bear arms against an oppressive government. Obviously. :rolleyes:


And they are only too happy to throw money at that oppressive government as long as its spent on the military no contradiction at all :rofl:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:02

Obviously these guns were illegally obtained and or not being used legally according to laws! They were criminals, it doesn't count!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:20

Let's get a little perspective here people. Accidents happen all the time. How many thousands upon thousands of people got into accidents in their cars during the time the show took place? How many people cut themselves with knives during the same amount of time and had to go to the hospital? How many thousands of people got hurt just doing their job at their place of work?

Why do we not make a big deal about those accidents when they happen far more often and hurt far more people than guns? Yeah crusading against guns might be a worthy cause for some but at the end of the day they are far down from the top of the list of things that are likely to hurt you in your day to day lives.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:33

They need to ban shows
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:40

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:41

This is why before owning a gun you should have to get a license, that includes a full course on Basic Gun Safety.. And maybe a little common sense. Walking around with a loaded Shotgun, and not knowing that there's a round in the chamber.. this is fairly basic stuff..

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:49

Idiots. People hurt themselves with chainsaws, too, but no-one is crying about Home Depot selling them.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:53

Idiots. People hurt themselves with chainsaws, too, but no-one is crying about Home Depot selling them.


Right, because people run around killing mass quantities of people with chainsaws....and they're specifically designed for killing. Oh wait....

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:57

Nevermind this site is worthess and trying to post anything without having it time out is futile.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:58

Idiots. People hurt themselves with chainsaws, too, but no-one is crying about Home Depot selling them.

Right, because people run around killing mass quantities of people with chainsaws....and they're specifically designed for killing. Oh wait....


Uhoh, be careful, McCordRm. nekkidtruth, is using the "oh wait" reply tactic.

Chainsaws are specifically designed to kill trees. I've used one myself, very effective at slaughtering those pesky trees!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:02

Uhoh, be careful, McCordRm. nekkidtruth, is using the "oh wait" reply tactic.

Chainsaws are specifically designed to kill trees. I've used one myself, very effective at slaughtering those pesky trees!


Comparing trees to humans/sentient beings. Sounds logical! I'm sure you can come up with better than that. Perhaps if you weren't trying so hard to compare things that have pretty much zero to do with each other, you might have actually come up with a feasible argument.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:05

Comparing trees to humans/sentient beings. Sounds logical! I'm sure you can come up with better than that. Perhaps if you weren't trying so hard to compare things that have pretty much zero to do with each other, you might have actually come up with a feasible argument.


But I wasn't comparing trees to humans, way to take my remarks completely out of context and use your own to try and put me in my place, maybe you could try something more original...oh wait..........