Sunday, January 27, 2013

Man accidentally shoots himself at Des Moines gun show

Via Don

 

Again?

An Iowa gun dealer was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in the hand before a gun show Friday afternoon at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The 54-year-old St. Charles resident told police he was showing off a .25 caliber pistol he thought was unloaded when he slid the action of the gun causi

The shooting occurred in 4H Exhibit Hall about an hour before the three-day gun show began.
The man told police he was trying to dry fire, or fire the gun without a round in it. He said the gun was unloaded when he checked it earlier in the week and he didn’t know who would have loaded it. Police found another loaded gun on the man’s table and unloaded it, according to the report.

12 comments:

  1. Either he's too careless to handle firearms or he's being set up.
    Stolen.

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  2. BATF needs to take his FFL back. He is not even competent to own a gun much less sell them.
    What kind of freaking idiot...........never mind.

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    1. What kind of freaking idiot...........never mind.

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  3. Either that or wirecutter is right, fishy smell here. No sane dealer would have loaded guns for public to handle. What do the exhibit hall surveillance tapes show?

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    1. Good question. Sure been a lot on "coincidences" lately.

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    2. I would not honestly be able to tell you if that particular building has surveillance cameras. They certainly don't have them with coverage for every inch of the gun show. I honestly can't place the dealer (only 1 ffl listed for St Charles, Iowa) but I know people from that area and will be asking if he is a known moron or not.

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  4. What are the names of these people getting shot left and right at gun shows?

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    1. I could only find one in 5 minutes of google searching. Most of the articles don't mention their names.

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    2. Maybe because thy weren't charged. I really don't know.

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