5 People Shot at Gun Shows
Nobody in South Dakota was shot at a guns show this weekend. But there was plenty of stupid on the loose around the US. It seems that right now everyone is talking about guns. Who should have them and who shouldn't. Call me nuts but to many nuts have guns. Not just here in South Dakota, but all over this great nation people who aren't bright enough to be trusted with a potato peeler own guns. This weekend at least 5 people were injured at gun show because some brilliant plate licker brought a loaded weapon to a gun show. Here are some of the details from CNN:
At least five people -- three in North Carolina, one in Indiana and one in Ohio -- were injured after weapons went off at gun shows Saturday, officials said, at a time when there's been renewed discussion about private gun sales at such shows.
The most casualties came at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina, where attendees bolted -- with at least one woman wiping out in the frenetic scene -- when gunfire rang out around 1 p.m. Police later explained that a a 36-year-old man from Wilmington, North Carolina, was unfastening the case of his 12-gauge shotgun on a table near the show entrance when it accidentally discharged. The man planned to sell the shotgun at the show.
The bird shot ended up injuring three people. One was a sheriff's deputy, who suffered a slight injury to his hand and was treated and released at a local hospital before returning immediately to work, said Joel Keith, chief of police of the North Carolina State Fair.
A 54-year-old woman from Benson, North Carolina, was being treated for a wound to her right torso at a local hospital, and a 50-year-old man from Durham, North Carolina, was treated for an injured left hand, Keith told reporters.
"I want to emphasize that this is an accident," Keith said.
"The gun laws that they have on the books aren't enforced, don't do any good," Al Galbraith said.