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I was about 30yds talking to Addicted when we heard what we thought was a table fall down and crash.The story as it will get out is this.A dealer thought he had a snap-cap in a .410 derringer.He shot at the floor,pellets richocheted and two people were hit.One in the back of the head,and when the security guard got there he was on the floor unconcious.The other took a pellet in his side and was walking around like crazy when they got there,told to set down,and wouldn't but finally did.(guess he was shocked and didn't know he was hit).So no one was hurt real bed.Maybe a couple of others had some glass from a display case cut them slightly.But business when on as usual.I know I wasn't leaveing my table full of guns.I was gonna put post this sooner but I came home,grabed a beer,and fell asleep.Who said gun show business isn't hard work?

Oh well,I just hope when the story gets to the wacho politicians,that they don't try to shut down gun shows.But slip-ups like this happen.I betcha there's more loaded guns brought in by mistake then what we know.It'll probably lead to more security on ALL firearms being inspected before being brought in.Then we're gonna see some bitching on the long lines of every one of the guns being inspected.Thats a heckuva lotta guns when you have to consider the ones that aren't sold.

But they did do the right thing and didn't allow any news reportors in to get film.They were outside like vultures though.
 

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What kind of a moron loads up a firearm in a packed gun show?

Damn, that's not stupid, that's plain ignorant dumb behaviour and should not go unpunished! What a dumb stunt!

That person should forfit the right to bear and own firearms, period!

These kinds of people are one of the suppliers of ammo for the "antis". They should be rooted out to protect the interests of those who do fulfill there responsibility when the ownership of firearms is concerned!
 

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At the risk of violating the new Lounge rules, I would ask you to rethink your position on ignorance alone being the basis for forfeiture of rights and your support for "rooting out" processes.
 

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Okay, maybe the fingers went a bit to fast on the keyboard, my apology.

But one could say that a dealer of fire-arms should know that it's wiser not to load a gun with anything in a place like a gun show.
 

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I tend to agree with 'Gunsmoke' , as I was three rows over, at the center of the display wall, when it went off and went to spot as I was a former 'paramedic/firefighter' years go. We had them lay the man down as he was trying to get up from his chair and was going outside.The other man was hit in the side.By what I could not tell.I did NOT look around at the table or even the weapon, we were concerned with the one older man, and keeping him still and on the floor. The head wound could have been a pellet, but probably a shard of glass. If it was a 410 with "shot", I feel far more people would have been injured, it was that crowded in the area. They closed off the aisle adjacent to the tables and there was a Dr. ,from upstairs came down and as we had told them to keep pressure on the wound (head injury,entry and exit wound to the scalp) He remained concious, was woozy/dizzy and more scared than anything Then the 'paramedics' arrived and took over. The one guy refused treatment (side injury/bruise??) and they transported the older man to the ER. Quite messy indeed as head injuries tend to bleed a lot, looking worse than acually is
Wannemacher closed down those ables and they escorted the 'tableholder/dealer? out of the show and confiscated the shotgun, we were told.
Seems the person(dealer?) had put in a WWII survival round of some sort, into the chamber thinking it was a "snap cap", closed the action and pulled the trigger.
Violated ALL the "safety rules" and common sense, so ignorant and dumb are being "nice" words. What this person did was "criminal" and he will be held liable.
All guns coming into the show are checked and tied upon entry , by an array of security people at the entrance (mostly LE) and there are a lot of them at this show. At least 6 came to the tables immediately.
Yes, Mr. Wannemacher did allow a news/camera crew to come into the show on Sunday and they were escorted around.
Sadly the problem was of table holders action irresponsibly and NOT items brought into the show by the 'general public'. Far as I'm concerned, it ruined my show and makes us ALL look really bad.
Of course the 'dealer' was permanently "banned", and we have yet to now learn what will happen, "legally". /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Most people upstairs thought it sounded like a table fell, and further down, many did not even hear it. I too did not think it was that loud, being just over a few rows, and fortunately the blast was directd downward and into the table/floor area. I know some of the folks got calls from home in a short time asking if they were ok as it made the news in "little time".
 

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The following information comes from http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com

"THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD -- Saturday Oct. 21, 2006 8:45am
Many have asked about the accidental discharge on Saturday morning. We have heard about the rumors and various versions of the story and how several news reports were greatly exaggerated. Here's what really happened: One of our ex-exhibitors thought he had a .410 snap cap in a shotgun he just bought. It turned out to be a military survival shell. The shot went through a glass display case and deflected pellets hit an exhibitor in the back and a spectator in the side of the head. Both were taken to the hospital for minor treatment. Three band aids were all that was needed and both victims were back enjoying the show within two hours, even before local law enforcement officers were finished with the "crime scene". The ex-exhibtor who pulled the trigger was charged with reckless handling of firearms and will have his day in court soon. We were lucky this time. This is why all guns must be tied inoperable. The accident could have been prevented by following our safety rules."
 

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I'd bet a penny to a pinch of essaitchonetea that the gun was already loaded when the dealer brought it in. Seems to be the case with these occasional ADs at gunshows ~ a dealer goes through the motions of clearing the gun, then forgets all his training and pulls the trigger. Surprising thing is the lack of fatalities and serious injuries in these circumstances.

As to the rest of your comments, I couldn't agree more. There are NO accidental discharges, only negligent ones.
 

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What's essaitchonetea?

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