3 People Injured At Local Gun Show (Raleigh, NC)

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    We just had an accident in Ohio on Saturday, guns are to be checked (mostly by LEO) and zipped before entering. someone didn't do their job and now we get a at the wrong time.

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    If ur going to take a gun to a show to be sold or whatever. Check the condition ( see if it is unloaded and safe ) before heading out the door. It happens a lot though. I was an officer checking weapons at the Charlotte Metro gun show in NC around ten years ago. We did not zip tie them then, but it was unreal the folks that brought their used guns in to trade or sale that were loaded. Some would have emptied the mag but did not check the chamber, some I think did not check at all. FIRST THING you do when you come into possession of any firearm is check it's safe condition. Then we had idiots that would get the all clear to enter with their weapon at the gun show and then get inside, buy ammo and load up their gun either to see if it fit the chamber or whatever. We then had to start zip tying the guns. It's a shame that we all have to dumb down for safety's sake but that's the way it will be when there is thousands of people in a building handling weapons. There are a lot of people just getting by and are an accident waiting to happen. I may sound paranoid but I'm always on guard when around people with guns in their hands. A lot of people have been killed with the so-called unloaded gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Time to outlaw shotguns and bird shot cries the left! How many more innocent people have to get peppered with birdshot before we act!?
    They will cry to shut down gun shows, for the public good.

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    Stupid people are so.......stupid!

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    No amount of zip tying or safety precautions can prevent the stupid and foolish from doing stupid and foolish things. Everyone should and does have the opportunity to be responsible or irresponsible, it is a choice. Only after a person has proven themselves irresponsible should incur a penalty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    No amount of zip tying or safety precautions can prevent the stupid and foolish from doing stupid and foolish things. Everyone should and does have the opportunity to be responsible or irresponsible, it is a choice. Only after a person has proven themselves irresponsible should incur a penalty.
    Agreed but removing a zip tie and loading a gun goes beyond stupid and shows intent to do something else.
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    As my LEO (retired) Dad would say........ "*******"

    Every gun is loaded, always, everytime, period. If you're not smart enough to check it, don't own it.

    IMHO, YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbullgator View Post
    Agreed but removing a zip tie and loading a gun goes beyond stupid and shows intent to do something else.
    When and where did this happen? Certainly not in the original article posted.....did you read it? Or were you referring to something else?

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    There is more info here.

    Gun show safety check, ouch!
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
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    Don't believe everything you read just yet... By tomorrow the reports will be it was an assault weapon that had a malfunctioning 30 round magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishyouwell View Post
    Don't believe everything you read just yet... By tomorrow the reports will be it was an assault weapon that had a malfunctioning 30 round magazine.
    LOL! It most likely will get spun into the media as that soon.

    On a similar note, buddy of mine works for a pawn shop. People come in to sell firearms from relatives that pass away and don't want them in their homes any more. One guy came in with two revolvers loaded and another guy came in with a AK47 and two loaded mags. I guess people don't think about unloading firearms and it seems some just end up with them and have no firearms knowledge of how to handle them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezveedub View Post
    LOL! It most likely will get spun into the media as that soon.

    On a similar note, buddy of mine works for a pawn shop. People come in to sell firearms from relatives that pass away and don't want them in their homes any more. One guy came in with two revolvers loaded and another guy came in with a AK47 and two loaded mags. I guess people don't think about unloading firearms and it seems some just end up with them and have no firearms knowledge of how to handle them.
    I guess you're right. I just can't fathom how people don't think to clear a firearm... I guess if you don't know you don't know but for god sakes stick it in a bag, wrap it up or something until you find someone who can secure the darn thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    No amount of zip tying or safety precautions can prevent the stupid and foolish from doing stupid and foolish things.
    Well, that's just it about forced tying or other safety precautions imposed upon people when they enter: to catch the "stupid and foolish" who have not otherwise thought of it themselves.

    Of course, the responsibility is their own, that of each person who chooses to have a firearm.

    In a population of 300M, it's not unlikely to have one or two folks blowing their responsibility each weekend. Just as in a population of 300M it's likely there's going to be a few thousand miscreants actively seeking to prey upon others. Neither of which says anything about the larger population, anymore than saying knowing a couple blonde+blue types who are a few cans short of a sixpack means all blonde+blue folks are that way. Pointless stereotypes are just as meaningless when speaking of firearms ownership, and all the more infuriating because it's a protected right of citizens here.
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    CNN is already hard at work protecting us from all these crazy gun people. Just saw this they posted on their Facebook feed: A link to this article with the caption "Five people were injured at gun shows over the weekend. Do you think gun shows should be more tightly regulated, or do you think the incidents are being blown out of proportion?"

    Yikes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbullgator View Post
    All the shows here check your guns and disable them with a zip tie.
    Same thing for the Kansas City area.
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