Police: Man accidentally shoots self at gun show

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    Police: Man accidentally shoots self at gun show

    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.

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    Trigger Finger PEOPLE!!!!

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    This kid might want to invest in a gun safety course before buying more guns.
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    The report said while reloading, wonder if they meant re-holstering?

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    Stuff happens.

    No matter how careful we are, there is always the possibility of a nano second lapse in judgement and negligent things will occcur. Think of all the auto accidents that could be prevented as well.

    However, this is the incident that anti firearm people look for as evidence to support their need to eliminate guns in society.

    This kid has learned a valuable albeit painful and expensive lesson when handling a loaded firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afojc View Post
    The report said while reloading, wonder if they meant re-holstering?
    I agree. I am trying to picture how on earth you shoot your self in the leg by re loading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I agree. I am trying to picture how on earth you shoot your self in the leg by re loading.
    Maybe while seated?
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    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...
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    This is another one of those I would like to hear the whole story....walk me through this step by step and tell me why your finger was on the trigger.

    Maybe he wanted to carry hi 1911 with the hammer down
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigamortis View Post
    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.
    It's your right to vote with your feet and not go to shows that won't let you carry loaded (any I've ever seen). If I shoot myself in the leg, I'm not blaming the gun show. Gun owners need to take more responsibility for gun handling than that, gigamortis.
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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.
    Yeah, I am sure that was the problem. How about he was an idiot.
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    Wasn't Tex Grebner, was it????
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Stuff happens.

    No matter how careful we are, there is always the possibility of a nano second lapse in judgement and negligent things will occcur. Think of all the auto accidents that could be prevented as well.
    Yep - I myself made a big mistake the other day. I was getting out of my car. I had placed my gun in my center console because I had been wearing it all day using an inside-waistband holster (unusual for me, I prefer OWB) and had become uncomfortable. When I got out the the car, I dropped the gun and instinctively attempted to catch it... which I succeeded in doing after nearly dropping it 2 or 3 more times. It all happened in less than a second. As soon as I had caught it, I realized I had done a dumb thing because you should never try to catch a dropped gun. The gun was chambered as well. Fortunately, it was still in its holster and never came out. So the trigger was protected. Had it not been in a holster, I might have shot myself.
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    Stupid is as stupid does.

    If your gonna be dumb you best be tough.

    Neglegence not an accident was the cause of his misfortune.

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