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Somebody shot at the Dixie show today.

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Firearms related political news' started by JACMAN, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. JACMAN

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    Channel 14 said someone shot themselves in the hand while clearing thier gun at the door. They actually said '' the gun went off by itself".
     
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    There's a dumbass born every second!
     
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    I was there when a guy brought in a AK-47, no magazine, in to the tie-wrap police. No one checked the chamber and when they tied the trigger a discharge went straight up through the ceiling. I was two people behind in line.

    Unfortunately, he was black and had long braids, so was pretty poorly treated verbally by attendees while they held him for the police. Many of the verbal arrows were racial. I was glad no one got hurt and felt sympathy for his negligence.

    Sent from my FrankenPad.
     
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    Liberal WSOC will just have a "field day" over this idiot. Some people can tear up an anvil in the middle of a corn field. Thank God he did not shoot anyone else. "Coordination is dangerous if one is not used to it".
     
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    Its amazing all these guns that just "go off"
     
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    Sounds like the old "booger hook on the bang switch" scenario.....
     
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    Ya know, it may sound judgmental, but doing as many gun shows as I do, there are some times when you can look at people and tell if they are proficient with their weapon or just strap it on to go to the gun show....some people just scream dangerous.....
     
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    That same "dangerous" person is the one that causes problems for the rest of us "sensible" folks. We all make mistakes but the key is to learn from them. Caution is a foreign language to some.
     
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    Unfortunate, glad no one else was hurt. They say it was a vendor, wonder who?
     
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    I was pulling in to the lot just before 10:00 when I was passed by the ambulance. One of the vendors I talked to said it was a pretty severe wound. Like others above, I hate it for the guy, but this is just more "fuel for the fire"!
     
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    So no one got hurt, but why was there an ambulance? Maybe just something like a rumor that escalated?
     
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    Wow. How do you not check a chamber. Its the #1 rule. I dont care if my best buddy hands me a weapon and i watch him index the chamber. Piss poor safety.
     
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    This guy being a vendor, I can imagine was talking to a friend, was totally distracted, and kaboom. People, all of us, ALWAYS make mistakes.
     
  17. solo1765

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    We're set up in building B and my buddy that was working our table this morning said it happened in our building. That narrows it down a little.
     
  18. Madmardigan

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    But why would he have a loaded gun in his hand talking to a customer?

    Unless I am practicing with my gun, it stays in the holster.
     
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    I took my CCW class last weekend and there was a woman in the class near 60 or so and when we got to the range I think it was maybe her 2nd time handling a gun. I was praying nothing would happen. She took nearly 2 hours to qualify. I guess some dont think about the responsibility that comes with these rights. When you go to qualify for CCW IMO that shouldnt be the 2nd time youve EVER handled a weapon.
     
  20. solo1765

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    .....copied from the NCGO forum.....

    Before any of you hear through the gun forums or other media outlets, I want to get the record straight. Before the Gun Show started this morning in Charlotte, my partner and best friend, Eric made a horrible mistake and discharged a live .40 S&W round through his right hand and into our slide show monitor. As I type this, Eric is undergoing surgery to amputate what remains of one of his fingers and part of his hand. I was sitting a few feet from the shot and the room was full of vendors and their family. Everyone is lucky that this was the worst of the incident. The outcome could have been far worse. No one realizes what could have happened and no one feels sorrier about it than Eric. It was simply a lapse in concentration that everyone should take notice of. It only takes one error in judgement for tragic accidents like this to happen and Eric will suffer for this mistake for the rest of his life. I hope that you will keep him and his family in your thoughts while he recovers. After the Police concluded their paperwork, we loaded everything up and left the show this morning to meet with his family and to offer support. Luckily, my computer monitor stopped the round from doing further harm to anyone there. It just goes to show that no matter what your experience level is with firearms, you can NEVER skip even one step or rule concerning proper firearms handling.
     
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    ...and a response to some questions......

    He had just arrived to help us out at our tables, he brought in his carry sidearm since it is one that I have refinished in the past to show an example of our work. It appears that he changed mags from a loaded one to an empty one at some point because when he went to check clear to install the zip tie, that's when the shot was fired. In no way am I saying that I think this was accidental. It was pure negligence on his part. He's my friend and partner in the business but this was plain old dangerous negligence. He carries one in the chamber always on the Sigma .40 and neglected to eject that round. When he dropped the gun on the table, the slide was locked back with an empty mag in it.

    There will be no legal issues with this, the police classified it as an accidental discharge, took statements, confiscated his firearm(will return when he goes to pick it up) and took some pics of the bits of hand and mass amounts of blood that were present still.

    As far as our status with Dixie Gun Shows, I have already heard that he was banned permanently and on my companies status I will find out in a few days. I couldn't blame Missy a bit if she never allowed me back in the place but I hope she will.

    His negligence is something that he and I will discuss heavily once he starts to heal. I just heard he came out of surgery a few minutes ago and is resting in recovery right now. I doubt seriously that I can ever trust him fully around a gun again, thankfully he usually only does marketing and office related tasks anyway. I do all of the actual work and handling of firearms in the shop. His dealings with our firearms was limited only to his personal guns and ours when we were at shows.
     
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    Does anyone know the business name? I am friends with a lot of these people....
     
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    On NCGO it was posted by someone named KGB Armory.
     
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    These guys operate out of South Union County which is where I live. To the best of my knowledge they do not sell firearms or ammo. Their main business is the coating of weapons and accessories. I bought a bottle of Duracoat from them at the Concord show which was the first time I had met them. They seemed like good guys but as was said before even good guys make mistakes and this obviously was just that. Thankfully no one else was injured.
     
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    Well, my thoughts go out to Eric. I hope he heals OK. Accidents happen. They happen with power tools and chainsaws too, all with great consequence.
     
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    Ok, so were there 2 ND's?

    And AK and a Pistol?

    What the heck is going on?!?
     
  29. Harold Pressley

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    I suppose the color of his skin and the style of his hair induced the negligence that resulted in an accidental discharge? It is unfortunate that we as the American people can't see beyond the color of someone's skin...STILL.

    Once again I am glad no one was injured but that same mistake could have happened to any other negligent person regardless of skin color and hair style. It's a sad world that we live in today...
     
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    I got the impression that the AK ND happened at a previous show.
     

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