Gun goes off at the Puyallup Gun Show yesterday
Went to the gun show to pick up a couple of holsters for the wife and me and while there among several hundred buyers and sellers, a gun goes off and the place went absolutely dead quiet. I think everyone was waiting for screams or something.
A little background. The Washington Arms Collectors (WAC) run these shows monthly and are very careful that no one has any loaded weapons at the show and EVERY gun has a tie wrap through the barrel before even getting into the show. Of course this is not the rule for those new guns for sale by FFL's but certainly for those buyers that are carrying inside the show like me and the wife so we could try before buy holsters, etc...
Seems a seller had a particular gun that a prospective buyer wanted and the seller handed his personal firearm forgetting that he had recently shown another potential buyer how he loaded a cartridge into the chamber. (Yes, even vendors personal firearms have to be tie wrapped.) Fortunately, the buyer pointed the gun at the ceiling and pulled the trigger firing off the round.
No one was hurt, except maybe the vendor because he had his WAC license immediately taken away, his tables were cleared and he was out the door within 15 mins. The police ticketed the owner of the firearm and the prospective buyer was escorted out the building. Not sure if the buyer had his WAC license pulled or not. I know I would have because he never checked the firearm before pulling the trigger and the rules for the show are pretty intense on that kind of stuff.
I would be surprised if he can get another vendors license to sell in these gun shows ever again since they are all run by WAC.