On Gun Show Appreciation Day, 3 People Shoot Themselves in the Foot, Literally
Five people were injured in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina Saturday during "Gun Appreciation Day," an event promoted by a Republican consulting firm to protest recent gun laws proposed by President Barack Obama — reported the Los Angeles Times.
North Carolina authorities reported three people injured at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show, in Raleigh, when a 12-gauge shotgun filled with birdshot "accidentally discharged."
In Indianapolis, Indiana, a man at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show shot his hand while trying to unload a .45-caliber semiautomatic.
And in Ohio, Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said a 62-year-old man was shot in the arm when a firearms dealer who was also his friend "accidentally discharged the gun he had purchased from an attendee."