Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Upshot of Gun Appreciation Day

Thinkprogress has the tally.  On this year's Gun Appreciation Day, the first ever,  gun shows were held around the country, and the practical safety of guns in the hands of experienced users, was visible for all to see.

1. Three people were shot when a gun accidentally discharged at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This was at the show's safety check-in booth.  A shotgun went off as the owner was removing it from a case.

2. In the Cleveland suburb of Medina Ohio, a man was shot and injured in arm and leg, when a gun dealer checking out a semi-automatic handgun accidentally pulled the trigger.

3. At the state fair grounds in Indianapolis, Indiana, a man shot himself in the hand while trying to reload his gun in the show parking lot.