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wildpig777 Jan 21, 7:33 p.m.
there is NO REASON for the law to stick it's nose in this incident.
davisgw Jan 21, 3:57 p.m.
PirateO1:firearms discharges have happened at many shows and sometimes it is the LEO on duty who is responsiable because he/she dosen't know enough about guns or they handle so many they get careless. Discharges have happened in Raleigh Before this, At Greensboro,at Charlotte more than once and one was the officer checking weapons did not clear the weapon before applying zip tie, At Fayetteville last year, at Myrtle beach, At Savannaha and the list goes on. I do not believe the accidental discharge this weekend happened with the gun lying on the table, someone had his hand on the trigger and no one has explained the deputy's injury yet.
southerntalent Jan 21, 3:22 p.m.
"People didn't panic," he said. "People acted very responsibly
Really,have you seen the news video of people falling over each other to run?
Pirate01 Jan 21, 3:21 p.m.
Anyone else find it odd that nobody can point to a similar incident happening at a gun show...EVER and we have 3 incidences the same day.....during a time when we just happen to have dems trying to stoke anti-gun sentiments....I am sure it is just a coincidence and not planned in anyway.
irishale Jan 21, 2:23 p.m.
"Promoters of gun shows are in fact gun dealers and ought to be held to the requirement to do a background check on any purchaser of a gun at their event. My rationale for this is that the promoter receives a percentage of each sale and therefore is a party to the sale and private sales really do not take place." -spiritseeker
Wrong. Tables are rented per table.
Mr. Middle of the Road Jan 21, 1:53 p.m.
I did get a good laugh watching this on the news. All the camo downed gun nerds bravely fleeing the sound of gun shots. I thought they were going to use those weapons they carry to defend everyone.
THECROWFLIES Jan 21, 12:14 p.m.
Okay this is very simple: If you buy a gun from a dealer then you MUST have a background check. If you buy from a private person then you also MUST have a background check! How you get that background check is both the private buyer and seller go to a licensed dealer then that dealer will do the background check with official ID. If the private sale is done w/o background check then it is a criminal violation of the law!
spiritseeker Jan 21, 9:23 a.m.
Promoters of gun shows are in fact gun dealers and ought to be held to the requirement to do a background check on any purchaser of a gun at their event. My rationale for this is that the promoter receives a percentage of each sale and therefore is a party to the sale and private sales really do not take place.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2014-06-24 16:03:36