Trigger Finger PEOPLE!!!!
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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.
This kid might want to invest in a gun safety course before buying more guns.
The report said while reloading, wonder if they meant re-holstering?
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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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...
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
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
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.
-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
Wasn't Tex Grebner, was it????
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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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