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Woman shot at PA gun show
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http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca...25091.html

Quote:Hawk told police he thought the gun was unloaded when he demonstrated a concealed-carry wallet holster to the woman, Krista Gearhart, 25, of Orangeville. Gearhart was treated and released for a thigh wound at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Hawk told police he had done the same demonstration about 20 times without incident before the shooting, "racking" the gun's slide to clear it of bullets each time, Sharrow said. Somehow, the gun was loaded when Gearhart was shot.
Police said Hawk told them he had left the gun on display when he completed background checks on some customers and believes it's possible someone loaded the gun when he was busy.


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If someone loaded the gun on display, that was a nasty thing to do....liberal hoping to set up gun owners?
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RugerGirl;148063 Wrote:http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca...25091.html

Quote:Hawk told police he thought the gun was unloaded when he demonstrated a concealed-carry wallet holster to the woman, Krista Gearhart, 25, of Orangeville. Gearhart was treated and released for a thigh wound at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Hawk told police he had done the same demonstration about 20 times without incident before the shooting, "racking" the gun's slide to clear it of bullets each time, Sharrow said. Somehow, the gun was loaded when Gearhart was shot.
Police said Hawk told them he had left the gun on display when he completed background checks on some customers and believes it's possible someone loaded the gun when he was busy.


Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca...z364V9h7jk
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If someone loaded the gun on display, that was a nasty thing to do....liberal hoping to set up gun owners?

1) Who leaves a firearm, regardless if it is loaded or not, unattended and surrounded by a group of strangers (assuming it wasn't cabled to the table or anything)?
2) Who walks around with a .380acp round, looking to load it into an unattended firearm?
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Philadelphia Patriot;148065 Wrote:
RugerGirl;148063 Wrote:http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca...25091.html



If someone loaded the gun on display, that was a nasty thing to do....liberal hoping to set up gun owners?

1) Who leaves a firearm, regardless if it is loaded or not, unattended and surrounded by a group of strangers (assuming it wasn't cabled to the table or anything)?
2) Who walks around with a .380acp round, looking to load it into an unattended firearm?

And what was she doing out of the kitchen?
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Ten*K;148066 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;148065 Wrote:1) Who leaves a firearm, regardless if it is loaded or not, unattended and surrounded by a group of strangers (assuming it wasn't cabled to the table or anything)?
2) Who walks around with a .380acp round, looking to load it into an unattended firearm?

And what was she doing out of the kitchen?

Maybe she was out getting some gun show beef jerky and pickles for her husband and the holster caught her eye on the way out? Shrug
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#5
OMG....first example of a shooting at a gun show and it was an accident.
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#6
I was at this show after the incident occurred. I spoke with several of the vendors that were near by when this happened and the general consensus was that the vendor in question violated every rule of safe gun handling.

Personally I think this is the definition of "negligent discharge". Whether or not someone slipped a live round into this individuals gun if he were adhering to the rules of safe gun handling [ ie every gun is loaded at all times, never point a gun at anything that you do not intend to destroy, never place you're finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot] this would have not have happened.

I really hope some kind of charges are in the works for this idiot. This was inexcusable IMHO.
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#7
I was just teaching my stepson to shoot yesterday, after having taught the grandson last week. To see if he remembered, I asked the grandson what is the first thing that you do when someone hands you a firearm? His reply, "Point it in a safe direction." "Next?", I asked. "Check and make sure it is not loaded.", he replied. "And if you just watched me check it?" "Check it again, myself.", he said. "And why is that?", I asked him. "Because everyone who gets accidentally shot with a firearm always claims they didn't know that the gun was loaded." He is 12 years old and understands.
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DeadEye;148080 Wrote:I was just teaching my stepson to shoot yesterday, after having taught the grandson last week. To see if he remembered, I asked the grandson what is the first thing that you do when someone hands you a firearm? His reply, "Point it in a safe direction." "Next?", I asked. "Check and make sure it is not loaded.", he replied. "And if you just watched me check it?" "Check it again, myself.", he said. "And why is that?", I asked him. "Because everyone who gets accidentally shot with a firearm always claims they didn't know that the gun was loaded." He is 12 years old and understands.

And there you have it. Following the four rules will save your bacon whether you're a forgetful moron, or someone intentionally "secretly" loads a firearm you're handling.
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I briefly debated taking my kids to this one. Fortunately I remembered why I don't bother anymore and elected not to go. We would have been there around the same time frame.

Its just sad on so many levels. This is why you check, recheck and then check again even if somebody just checked in front of you. It's all about good habits. And it most certainly is necessary at a gun show, gun shop, or anywhere else.
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#10
They are gonna charge the guy.....Sux for him he's not a State Trooper
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