Three people injured at NC gun show after 12-gauge shotgun goes off

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 20, 2013
Three people injured after 12-gauge shotgun goes off at NC gun show

Three people were injured on Saturday after a 12-gauge shotgun went off while being checked at a North Carolina gun show.

Authorities said at a Saturday afternoon press conference that the shotgun was being unzipped from its case at the security entrance to the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina, when a round of birdshot pellets discharged, hitting three people.

The gun owner, who allegedly intended to sell the weapon at the show, was interviewed by police on Saturday afternoon, though there was no decision whether he would face charges.


“I want to emphasize that this was an accident,” said Joel Keith, public safety and security chief for the state Department of Agriculture.

One of the victims, a retired Wake County sheriff’s deputy, was treated and released. The other two victims — 54-year-old Janet Hoover, who was shot in the hand, and 50-year-old Linwood Hester, who was hit in the right torso — were hospitalized.

The show was shut down after the incident. Before closing, however, one attendee told The Raw Story he saw “ten times” the normal amount of people in attendance. Prices were also reportedly higher than normal: 30-round magazines, which normally sell for $12, were being listed at $30 by some sellers; and an AR-15 “Bushmaster” assault weapon, usually priced around $1,200 at the event, was being sold for $2,600.

Keith said that while the event will reopen on Sunday, no private gun sales will be allowed.
Get This

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 20, 2013
6 KILLED at charity car race.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/6675353/man...
Get This

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 20, 2013
Girl killed not properly strapped in to a car seat.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jan/15/g...
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Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 20, 2013
3 killed in crash with school bus.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/11/16/auth...
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 20, 2013
Motor vehicles are needed in our society.

Guns are not.
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Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 20, 2013
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Jan 21, 2013
Gun's primary purpose is to KILL, there's a HUGE DIFFERENCE... Only a complete NUT-SO would miss it, a gun nut !!!
The Slime

Cottonwood, AZ

#8 Jan 21, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Gun's primary purpose is to KILL, there's a HUGE DIFFERENCE... Only a complete NUT-SO would miss it, a gun nut !!!
Tell us more about it tomorrow when your start posting with your Smart Liberal, Niether of the Above and Cantmakeitup monikers.

You tell great fairy tales. Too bad they are never true,
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 21, 2013
Too bad(comma)... As for truth, you couldn't find it if you butchered another moniker and proved your self a hypocrite, trying. LMAOROTFU~!
Lawton

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 21, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Gun's primary purpose is to KILL, there's a HUGE DIFFERENCE... Only a complete NUT-SO would miss it, a gun nut !!!
So when an accident happens with a gun and someone is hurt is different than when an accident happens with a car and someone is hurt?

You able to understand?

An accident is an accident, isn't it?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Jan 21, 2013
Sure it's different, an accident with a necessity isn't an accident with a dangerous weapon. It's as simple as pet cats and lions, tigers, and bears. One is a normal accident, where a cat will possibly scratch and the other is designed to be dangerous... by it's nature.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#13 Jan 21, 2013
Animals are both dangerous and useful, cars are useful and guns are dangerous, especially with your "logic" ??? Actually, A GREAT COMPARISON, son..

It's as simple as pet cats and lions, tigers, and bears. One is a normal accident, where a cat will possibly scratch and the other is designed to be dangerous... by it's nature.

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