5 people wounded at gun shows on GOPropaganda ‘National Gun Appreciation Day’


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Hmmm, someone once commented that no one ever gets shot at a gun show. That of course was B.S., and it happened again for the GOPropaganda media invention of "National Gun Appreciation Day" on Saturday. 5 accidentally shot at gun shows in North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana:

Five people were wounded in accidents at gun shows in North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana on Saturday, according to authorities.

In Raleigh, N.C., authorities said three people were wounded
when a loaded shotgun accidentally discharged at the Dixie Gun and Knife
Show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Officials say Gary Lynn
Wilson, 36, was having his shotgun checked before entering the show when
the incident happened. He was unzipping his 12-gauge shotgun's case
when it accidentally fired birdshot pellets, hitting three people, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported. Wilson was planning on privately selling the gun at the show, according to NBC affiliate WNCN.

The show closed early Saturday because of the shooting, according to The
News & Observer. When the show reopens Sunday private gun sales
will not be permitted, but only sales by licensed dealers at the show
are allowed, Long said. By Saturday evening, the event's website clearly stipulated: "No personal firearms are to be brought into the show."

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In Medina, Ohio, an exhibitor at a local gun show was opening a
box containing a gun when the weapon went off, striking his partner,
who was sitting next to him, NBC station WKYC of Cleveland reported.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries in the arm and thigh and was taken to a hospital.

Police told WKYC the shooting was accidental, and a man who attended the show had sold that gun to the exhibitor.

In Indianapolis,
state police said a 54-year-old man was loading his .45 caliber
semi-automatic gun when he shot himself in the hand, The Associated
Press reported. The victim, Emory L. Cozee, had been leaving the Indy
1500 Gun and Knife show at the state fairgrounds, officials told the AP.
Loaded personal weapons are not permitted inside this show, according
to the AP.

Cozee was hospitalized. Police told the AP no charges will be filed and the shooting was accidental.

These incidents all happened on the first "National Gun Appreciation Day," which was organized by Political Media, a Republican consulting firm.

The GOPropaganda media machine will just ignore these inconvenient facts.


  1. I personally do not believe that whether you are a fan of the GOP or not, whether you are a part of any given media machine or not that accidents of this sort are unlikely to be ignored. Even those who are NRA cheerleaders want everyone to be encouraged to be careful in handling deadly weapons. Ignoring facts hardly helps people make better decisions.

    Life is never risk free. Earlier today two people died in a freeway rollover in Maricopa county. People should also take care with their vehicles.

    “DPS: 2 killed in SUV rollover on Loop 101 at US 60” via various sources at Google News