5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day

· January 20, 2013

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At gun shows in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina, a total of five people were injured Saturday in accidental shootings as people flocked to the events on what was marketed as Gun Appreciation Day.

In Ohio, Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said a 62-year-old man was shot in the arm when his friend, a firearms dealer, accidentally discharged the gun he had purchased from an attendee according to the LAtimes.

The man was taken to a local Ohio hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his arm and leg. Berarducci said the man will probably stay in the hospital overnight, but described him as in “good spirits.”

Berarducci told the Los Angeles Times that the gun show at the county fairgrounds was so busy that police had to limit the number of people entering.

Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, a man at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show shot his hand as he unloaded a .45-caliber semiautomatic, the Associated Press said.

Three people were also injured at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, N.C., when a 12-gauge shotgun filled with bird shot accidentally discharged, authorities said.

The injuries came on Gun Appreciation Day, promoted by a Republican consulting firm. The group had urged people to go to their local gun range, gun store or gun show as a protest to stricter gun laws proposed by President Obama this week.

Separately, thousands rallied in state capitals across the country in protest of stricter gun laws.

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Discussion11 Comments

  1. BzB says:

    how ironic is that…i was just commenting about accidental shootings in the other post.  and here it is gun nuts protesting the “tyrannical” gubment end up shooting each other.  lucky no one was killed.

  2. MoorFedayeen says:

    It happens. Gun safety is paramount and I scold anyone I see doing dumb sh1t with weapons. But keep in mind, 10s of millions of people got up to celebrate yesterday and only 5 out of those millions were shot. Big deal huh?
     
    Now how many ppl woke up and drove their cars not knowing that they’d be killed in a car accident? A HELL of a lot more. Obama needs to ban all cars.

    • doubleo7 says:

      @MoorFedayeen cars are not designed for the sole purpose to kill a living thing. Your analogy is without merit. It’s just ironic that you are professing your 2nd amendment right, at a Gun Appreciation Day you shot your fool self.

      • MoorFedayeen says:

        @doubleo7 Naw I make a GREAT point. MILLIONS took part yesterday and the number of ppl injured in accidental discharges were so low I could count them on one hand.
         
        You don’t like the analogy then fill it with (alcohol, tobacco or prescript drugs, ect) cause all of those kill more ppl then guns. Hell more kids are mauled and killed by pitbulls. Ban them if you so concerned. How bout it?

        • BzB says:

          it’s a bad analogy because none of those things you mentioned were invented for the sole purpose of killing other people like guns were.  
           
          and obama isn’t legislating to ban guns.  better regulation is the aim.  i will say i’m suspicious of how far they want this to go though…
           
          but people like the nra that think more guns and less regulation are the answer to our problems are dumb and ignoring the pink elephant in the room.  more guns and less regulation = more problems.

        • Presto 2.5 says:

          @MoorFedayeen  @doubleo7
           you sound foolish..
           
          “Gun Appreciation Day – promoted by a Republican (Jews) consulting firm”…and they appreciate your support @MoorFeen… MLK Day and you “Appreciating” guns wit ya whyteboyz…bytch’n bout stricter laws…so these idiots cant stockpile 100’s of fuk’n choppaz in a safe…thinkin dey evil azz kid that play Warfare all damn day dont kno where the key at…smh?….less rounds in mags…but still enuff to lay a nicca down easily..harder for mentally slow niccas such as yaself to even look at anything over a .22 caliber…lol..so what are you and ya boyz fuss’n bout again?…yall bytch about errthing no matter if it REALLY affects you personally or not…kinda like a room fulla women…
           
          Barney Fife azz dudes…shoot’n deyselves in the foot and shyt…lol

        • MoorFedayeen says:

          @Presto 2.5  @doubleo7 +1 BzB. You shouldn’t trust it. 
           
          And fuck MLK/ He was a uncle tom like Malcolm said so I aint celebrating sh1t. Chicago: 500 MURDERS flat IN 2012 and they got the type of gun control Obama want for all of America. I aint finna argue with you lil Prest. I just ya head off with a  fact no one can dispute like that pussi.

        • MoorFedayeen says:

          @Presto 2.5  @doubleo7 And for the motherphuckin record a .22 will take a n1gga out. Its not a toy and was made to do one thing. Plenty cats done died at the hands of .22’s. Hell the mob used to use them joints so keep sleeping on .22s if you want.

  3. Presto 2.5 says:

    “In the begining they let you keep ya gunz and took everything else from you…so now..We’re like a stripclub fulla bouncers…wit no strippers..”  – Bill Maher
     
    so tru Bill..so tru

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