Saturday, January 19, 2013
Gun Control Evidently Needed At Gun Shows
People attending gun shows around the country on Saturday were wounded by accidentally discharged firearms in three separate incidents.
In Raleigh, N.C., three people were wounded by gunshots at a crowded gun show when a gun was fired accidentally after a security guard asked the owner to open his bag for inspection.
The shotgun’s owner brought the weapon to the quarterly Dixie Gun & Knife Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds to sell it privately. The show closed early because of the shooting but will resume tomorrow.
According to the Raleigh News & Observer newspaper: "The shooting took place the same day as gun-rights supporters held a Gun Appreciation Day event in downtown Raleigh."
Also, in Indianapolis today, there was another gun-show gunshot wounding. A man loading a gun outside the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show at the State Fairgrounds was accidentally shot when his .45 caliber semi-automatic discharged Saturday afternoon around 4.15 p.m., according to WISH-TV, a local station. The man, Emory L. Cozee, 54, was walking back to his car and loading his .45 when he accidentally shot himself in the hand.
Meanwhile, in Medina, Ohio, a man was wounded in an accidental shooting Saturday afternoon at a gun show at the Medina Fair Grounds. Police said a gun dealer was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had just bought when he accidentally pulled the trigger. The gun was loaded, it seems. The round hit the floor and struck a man standing nearby in the leg and arm.