5 Injured in 3 Gun Show Shootings
It was a day of accidental shootings at 3 shows
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2013 9:17 AM CST
Steven Collis explains the optics on a HK-91 .308 rifle on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Gun and Knife Show at the Julian Carroll Convention Center in Paducah, Ky.   (AP Photo/The Paducah Sun, Allie Douglass)

(Newser) – Five people were injured yesterday in accidental shootings at three separate gun shows, reports CNN. A man unpacking a shotgun he intended to sell accidentally discharged the weapon, injuring three people with birdshot at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in North Carolina. The incident closed down the gun show, but it was set to reopen today. "I'm sure there isn't anybody who hates this more than the guy who owned this weapon," says the local police chief, who added that they were looking into whether it's legal to bring a loaded weapon to state property.

Elsewhere, a man at an Ohio gun show accidentally shot off a semiautomatic weapon, shooting his business partner. And a man at an Indiana gun show accidentally shot himself in the hand as he was loading a .45 caliber semiautomatic. "The investigation determined the shooting to be accidental, and no charges will be filed," says a police official.

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Jan 21, 2013 12:04 PM CST
The sudden push against the Second Amendment has created amateur hour at the gun shows.
Jan 21, 2013 10:01 AM CST
the insane irony of this is HILLARIOUS... here we are, constantly told that these people are "responsible" and "very educated" when it comes to gun safety... i call : IGNORANTS!!! when even the gun lovers can't be guaranteed to be safe, then it's clear that the problem isn't just the people, it's the instrument as well, the instrument in this case being the guns! fuckin morons, i'm glad they only got hurt, but it remains that these are MORONS!
Jan 21, 2013 1:02 AM CST
Wow, if only there were people with guns around to stop the gun violence....