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Police: Man accidentally shoots self at Georgia gun show

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by RussP, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    I load my gun at the range sometimes. Haven't shot myself yet.
     

  3. Fiery Red XIII

    Fiery Red XIII Adorkable CLM

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    If this happened to me, I would be too proud to call 911 or ask for help. I would rather bleed out in the car than face the shame.
     
  5. Able 5

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    Well, now that he has two maybe he will not shoot himself in the other leg....
    However, some only learn thru pain and repetition. Here's your sign
     
  6. vetmedglock30

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    One more reason not to go to a gun show.
     
  7. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    Maybe he was testing a new self-defense ammo. Ballistic gelatin really does a poor job.

    Randy
     
  8. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    Good point. Perhaps if the liberal reporter had asked the right questions, we'd know the details that we care about. "Charles, did the bullet expand and stop in your leg or did it fail to properly expand and pass through your leg?"
     
  9. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Sounds like he purchased the gun the day before at the show, returned, bought another one, went back to his car and reloaded gun #1, shooting himself.

    Does GA have any training requirement to get your Carry Permit?
     
  10. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I don't believe there are stats to suggest that those that do have a lower rate of accidents.
     
  11. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    I often think we're too quick to label these people idiots, he might have had a plan... :whistling:

    Randy
     
  12. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    I'm not sure he needs more training. After all, he did hit his leg with the first shot, kind of makes cops typical 20% hit rate look kind of bad... :tongueout: :rofl:

    Randy
     
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  13. JuneyBooney

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    :faint:That is bad. I bet is was a Glock.:whistling: It is that dumb so called "safety" they have on the trigger..it gets them all the time.
     
  14. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member Silver Member

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    yes another gun fee zone
     
  15. NEOH212

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    Funny, I was just thinking the same thing! :rofl:
     
  16. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Open carry would have prevented this.............:whistling:




















    Sorry, I had to! :rofl:
     
  17. knoxrocks222

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    for all you hardcore OC supporters.......CC would have prevented this
     
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  18. MinnesnowtaWild

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    As if we needed any more. :rofl:
     
  19. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    True that! :wavey:
     
  20. Fiery Red XIII

    Fiery Red XIII Adorkable CLM

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    not necessarily, what if no guns signs carry legal weight in your state? What if the gunshow was at a location that carry is illegal for most?

    Red