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    Somewhere he missed one of the rules. In fact, he missed a couple of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigamortis View Post
    Sounds like he probably disarmed in order to be in compliance with the typical "No Loaded Guns and No Concealed Carry Permitted" that most gun shows now have.

    Yeah, he was careless when reloading his gun in his car out in the parking lot, but the act could have been avoided all-together if gun shows didn't have the prohibition. Once our local gun show put up this prohibition recently, I refuse to attend them anymore. I can find just as good if not better deals online without having to pay an admission price just to browse.
    Because of IDIOTS like this guy is why they don't want loaded guns in the buildings.
    More than one striker fired pistol has discharged when they get a holster strap,or jacketstuck thru the trigger guard when they shove the gun in the holster.But I'm gonna put my .02 on booger hook on bang switch
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Because of IDIOTS like this guy is why they don't want loaded guns in the buildings.
    More than one striker fired pistol has discharged when they get a holster strap,or jacketstuck thru the trigger guard when they shove the gun in the holster.But I'm gonna put my .02 on booger hook on bang switch
    I'm not denying the fact that this guy was careless with his firearm in his vehicle after the show. Disarming and rearming while seated in the confines of a vehicle is not near as safe as being able to do it while standing, such as when getting dressed for the day back at home. I have no problem with people carrying at gun shows as long as the loaded weapon STAYS holstered and concealed. A holstered weapon that has its trigger guard area covered has not shot anyone to my knowledge.

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    It just "went off". That's what the media would say............

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    Police say 26-year-old Charles Lake was leaving the gun show at the Savannah Civic Center around 5:10 p.m. Sunday when he discharged a round into his leg while re-loading his pistol.
    Unbelievably they said he shot himself rather than it “went off”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afojc View Post
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a Savannah gun show.

    Police say 26-year-old Charles Lake was leaving the gun show at the Savannah Civic Center around 5:10 p.m. Sunday when he discharged a round into his leg while re-loading his pistol.

    Savannah-Chatham police spokesman Julian Miller says Lake bought the pistol at the gun show on Saturday and had returned Sunday to purchase another gun. Police say he was re-loading the pistol in the parking lot because loaded guns weren't allowed inside the gun show.

    The Savannah Morning News reports Lake was taken to Memorial University Medical Center with an injury not considered life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.

    Savannah-Chatham police are investigating the incident.
    People like that are the main reasons why gun shows and some gun stores do not allow loaded guns in public. Stories like this also feed the fire to the anti-gun media. Some gun owners need to stop being lackadaisical on gun safety. If I saw someone in a gun shop mishandling a firearm and violating gun safety rules, I take that very personal and will be very quick to correct that same person. Gun shop owners/gun show vendors too need to really get on on those people and stop turning a blind eye to those safety violations because incidents like that can also hold their business liable and ruin their livelihood.

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    gun show are only after one thing money... I quit going to those shows unless allowed to carry... fortunately my buddy always sells guns there and I'm in free and allowed to carry
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    Guys like him should only buy blanks
    Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.

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    Must have been carrying a Glock. Those dang things just go off by themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchsox View Post
    This kid might want to invest in a gun safety course before buying more guns.
    I agree, plus a lot more practice.
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    I remember years ago when I installed a big wide trigger shoe on my 1911. First time I jammed it down in my tight fitting holster it discharged. Scared the hell out of me, and damn near got my foot. That wide trigger shoe evidently caught on the edge of the holster and set it off. Needless to say, that option came off!

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    So much for the grip safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    insert mag, chamber one

    drop mag and while holding gun, top off the mag to re-insert

    --in the process...fumble loaded gun and by golly--it fires.

    as a 1911 style would have the slide safety on (assuming he folllowed some safety protocal),
    im guessing it was a striker fired (ya, glock) that shot him in the leg

    or a glock style re-holstering event. never happens, right...
    All the Glock hate? What's up with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paching View Post
    Guys like him should only buy blanks
    Or dummy replica guns only.

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