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5 Injured at Ohio, NC, Indiana Gun Shows

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Wow what perfect timing to have a few more idiots handling guns to push through gun illegalisation


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 January 2013 - 03:11 PM, said:

Was wondering this too, considering  a security guard guarding a school has a gun which is NOT loaded, then why have these loaded at an exhibition?

My theory about the incident at the security check is that the owner did not know the thing was loaded... which is how most gun accidents happen.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 20 January 2013 - 07:01 AM, said:

Alotta spin. Was one gun show when it first aired. I wonder if it was a paid anti gun freak that did this one. This thread should be probably be moved to CT section.


http://www.chicagotr...0,1065796.story

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 20 January 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

My theory about the incident at the security check is that the owner did not know the thing was loaded... which is how most gun accidents happen.
the owners must have known their guns were loaded?


On another note:

"Sheriff Donnie Harrison said he was unsure whether it was legal to bring a loaded gun on state fairgrounds. However, when the state fair is held in October, it is illegal to bring a loaded gun to the fairground because of the large crowds, authorities said."

The Sheriff is unsure? how the heck are the people going to know then? :cry:

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 20 January 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

My theory about the incident at the security check is that the owner did not know the thing was loaded... which is how most gun accidents happen.

Which shows complacency towards gun safety, I say.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 January 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:

the owners must have known their guns were loaded?


On another note:

"Sheriff Donnie Harrison said he was unsure whether it was legal to bring a loaded gun on state fairgrounds. However, when the state fair is held in October, it is illegal to bring a loaded gun to the fairground because of the large crowds, authorities said."

The Sheriff is unsure? how the heck are the people going to know then? :cry:

Well, if you stick a gun anywhere near you not knowing whether it is loaded or not and you do not check it before doing that you should question you competence in gun handling. Yes, whoever has his hands on his gun should know whether it is loaded.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 20 January 2013 - 03:53 PM, said:

Well, if you stick a gun anywhere near you not knowing whether it is loaded or not and you do not check it before doing that you should question you competence in gun handling. Yes, whoever has his hands on his gun should know whether it is loaded.
Should be, like i said, a basic rule to determine who shouldn't have a Gun.
As should knowing not to point it at any part of you, or anybody else, when you're loading or unloading it.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 20 January 2013 - 03:53 PM, said:

Well, if you stick a gun anywhere near you not knowing whether it is loaded or not and you do not check it before doing that you should question you competence in gun handling. Yes, whoever has his hands on his gun should know whether it is loaded.
Absolutely, sad thing is, I would imagine that all those at the exhibition with guns, were licensed to have them.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Accidents shouldn't have a place in this debate, honestly, even highly trained individuals who are regularly around guns even make mistakes. It is human nature... to use human nature to justify changing the constitution is nothing but a shady move. If Obama's admin and congresses try to capitalize on this, I will lose any respect I have left for them. Of course I was taught to check and double check to see if a bullet is chambered, that means ejecting the shells out multiple times until I am absolutely sure. Then I will proceed to look into the chamber and count my bullets to make sure I have the exact number. I hold gun safety in high regards.

Edited by Uncle Sam, 20 January 2013 - 06:18 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

View PostUncle Sam, on 20 January 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

Accidents shouldn't have a place in this debate, honestly, even highly trained individuals who are regularly around guns even make mistakes. It is human nature... to use human nature to justify changing the constitution is nothing but a shady move. If Obama's admin and congresses try to capitalize on this, I will lose any respect I have left for them. Of course I was taught to check and double check to see if a bullet is chambered, that means ejecting the shells out multiple times until I am absolutely sure. Then I will proceed to look into the chamber and count my bullets to make sure I have the exact number. I hold gun safety in high regards.
But your high regards for gun safety is not held by all, thats the point, some have licenses and should not. These accidents would never had happen if those who owned them had shown the same respect as yourself.

Edited by freetoroam, 20 January 2013 - 06:51 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

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I feel this info is totally irrelevant because nothing you were asking about is needed to buy a gun. When idiots handle guns, people get hurt and we have nothing to stop idiots from getting a gun...

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Well after reading some of the comments on these gun control threads american enthusiasm for killing each other knows no bounds. As i've said before, as long as americans would rather their children are shot to pieces than have their guns confiscated then this will just continue. As long as you're all happy with that, carry on.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 20 January 2013 - 07:37 PM, said:

Well after reading some of the comments on these gun control threads american enthusiasm for killing each other knows no bounds. As i've said before, as long as americans would rather their children are shot to pieces than have their guns confiscated then this will just continue. As long as you're all happy with that, carry on.

You skip completely over the argument and make a broad assumption of how we want our lives lived. Bravo there, you just became one of those thumbs in ears person who refuse to try to understand others points of views.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 20 January 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

My theory about the incident at the security check is that the owner did not know the thing was loaded... which is how most gun accidents happen.
That theory is probably spot on, since it makes no sense for a less than suicidal person to act stupidly with a loaded firearm.  There are fewer careless gun owners than careless car owners in the world and cars account for MANY multiples of the deaths that guns account for each year.  But yes, some gun owners are idiots and some are just momentarily careless.  That's why most organized gun shows will have a check in area and if a person is carrying they have to unload and have a safety device placed in/on their weapon before they can proceed into the hall.  If someone did forget, they find the error then.  I've been going to gun shows for 20 years and never heard of a single incident.  But I also live in an area where we learn about the use of guns - and how to do so safely above all - from childhood.  5 incidents in a day seems very suspect to me.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 20 January 2013 - 07:37 PM, said:

Well after reading some of the comments on these gun control threads american enthusiasm for killing each other knows no bounds. As i've said before, as long as americans would rather their children are shot to pieces than have their guns confiscated then this will just continue. As long as you're all happy with that, carry on.
You're judgmental and wrong. You know nothing of which you speak about but by all means please, you carry on. Every time someone like you spouts such ignorance another gun is bought in spite. This anti-gun crusade has bolstered the firearms industry like nothing I've ever seen. If you all would keep your ignorant mouths shut in the last month there would be several hundred thousand or more less guns out there and many millions less rounds of ammo. So please keep on and keep my second amendment going stronger than ever.

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