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Three hurt in firearm accident at North Carolina gun show

Saturday's shooting occurred when a man approached the entrance of the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh to have his personal firearm inspected.

The shotgun fired as he removed it from its case, according to a statement by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, a host of the gun show.

Two patrons of the gun show were injured - a 50-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman - as was a 54-year-old retired Wake County Sheriff's deputy who was working at the show. None of the injuries were life-threatening, the statement said.


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What a dumbass.

That's even worse than the idiot that tried to shoot the Bulgarian politician and didn't have a round chambered when he put the pistol to his head and squeezed the trigger.
Seriously? Throw your shotgun in a case without checking it?

I love my country
I am appalled by my government

I'll second that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll second that, DUMB ASS !!! How dare you put other people in danger because of you lack of knowledge and ability to responsibly handle and own a firearm. If I had been one of the people that were injured and no matter how badly I would have found the strength at least gave him my best Rocky imitation. ( and not the one about moose and squirrel)


This gets even better....

This gets even better, I am seeing reports that it was a police officer that discharged the weapon. And these are the only people that the left thinks should have firearms? I'm sure he will be charged with some firearms violation or endangering the public the same way anybody else would be. Sure!


Good thing they made him check it at the door.

If it went off inside a crowded building things could have been much worse.
Always clear your firearm's chamber and magazine before putting it in a case. There is no excuse for negligence.