Gun Appreciation Day Marked By Carnage

220px-IOF-32-REV-1220px-M&PrevolverGun Appreciation Day across the country was marked by various gun shot wounds. At the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina, the owner of a 12-gauge shotgun was asked to remove his gun from its case at a security check point and accidentally discharged the weapon — wounding three people.

I am a bit curious about what a security check point is looking for at a gun show when people are allowed to bring in guns.

At another gun show in Medina, Ohio, a gun dealer was attempting to unload a 9 mm semi-automatic Taurus pistol that he had purchased when it went off and hit his 62-year-old partner in the arm and groin.

Then in Indianapolis at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show gun show, a man shot himself in the hand. Emory L. Cozee, 54, was reportedly walking back to his car while loading his .45 caliber semi-automatic when he accidentally shot himself in the hand. Not the brightest move I suspect.

At this rate, the gun control advocates may prevail by simple attrition.

29 thoughts on “Gun Appreciation Day Marked By Carnage

  1. pete:

    a follow up to Tex Fing Grebner’s negligent discharge or as one wag put more like his father’s negligent discharge.

  2. Bron

    > Two local men were injured when their pickup truck left the road and
    > struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday.
    > Woodruff County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the accident shortly
    > after midnight Monday. Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc, and Billy Ray
    > Wallis, 38, of Little Rock, were returning to Des Arc after a
    > frog-catching trip. On an overcast Sunday night, Poole’s pickup truck
    > headlights malfunctioned.
    > The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the older-model truck
    > had burned out. As a replacement fuse was not available, Wallis
    > noticed that the .22 caliber bullets from his pistol fit perfectly
    > into the fuse box next to the steering -wheel column. Upon inserting
    > the bullet the headlights again began to operate properly, and the two
    > men proceeded on eastbound toward the White River Bridge .
    > After traveling approximately 20 miles, and just before crossing the
    > River, the bullet apparently overheated, discharged and struck Poole
    > in the testicles. The vehicle swerved sharply right, exited the
    > pavement, and struck a tree. Poole suffered only minor cuts and
    > abrasions from the accident but will require extensive surgery to
    > repair the damage to his testicles, which will never operate as
    > intended.
    > Wallis sustained a broken clavicle and was treated and released.
    > “Thank God we weren’t on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off,
    > or we might be dead,” stated Wallis
    > “I’ve been a trooper for 10 years in this part of the world, but this
    > is a first for me. I can’t believe that those two would admit how this
    > accident happened,” said Snyder.
    > Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia (Poole’s wife) asked how
    > many frogs the boys had caught and did anyone get them from the truck?

  3. pete:

    That was funny.

    I think Mr. Poole beats Tex F ing Grebner in the stupidity department. In Tex’s defense it was an accident and he had done it many times before the same day.

    Also Tex seems to be something of a scholar as he was doing what he called archeological fishing by using a thorn, sinew and stone for fishing. Rather than just crassly gigging a frog.

  4. shano:

    most of those people have never been taught how to properly handle a weapon. I have shot for 20 plus years and have never done anything like that. And neither has anyone I know.

  5. Mr. Turley’s “At this rate, the gun control advocates may prevail by simple attrition.” is idiotic and I am surprised that he would make such a low brow remark. These accidental discharges would have likely been overlooked or ignored but for the fact that it happened during “gun appreciation day”.

    To describe these handful of incidents on a day that millions of gun owners participated in as being “marked by carnage” is even more preposterous and intellectually devoid of any common sense. I take firearms safety very seriously and it is unfortunate that these very preventable accidental discharges could have been averted, but it cannot be elevated to the level of “carnage” especially in light that no one died. However, a weekend in Chicago’s south side is quite a different story.

    I am not certain of Mr. Turley’s motivations for writing such an irrelevant posting other that to attempt to ridicule gun owners or prove that is erudition and critical thinking ability failed him when he wrote this scatological exercise in stupidity. Regardless of the modus operandi, perhaps he should acknowledge his lack of mastery of the English language that for “attrition” to be applicable people would have needed to die, not get wounded, I believe this speaks for itself.

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