I am pretty sure this is where this thread should be posted.
We had a gun show in my hometown of Tupelo MS that resulted in the shooting of a 4 year old boy, and an older man, presumably his father. Not much information has been released, but it goes something like this.
Idiot drops an unsafe, loaded weapon he just bought. The bullet, presumably of a large caliber, went through a wall, fragmented and hit the child, while the adult was grazed the adult. The wounds (especially the adult) we're deemed "non life-threading." I am pretty sure the adult was released, and the kid was hospitalized.
(NOTE: I may have to update this later as information is released)
How is this going to impact the Tupelo Gun Show, or Gun Shows anywhere for that matter? America is already convinced Gun owners are unsafe and irresponsible, so how will this impact us?
My brother-in-law was standing at the table when the rifle went off. It was a 22-250. It went through two walls and struck an auto outside. I talked to the security guard that was sitting, checking firearms in the front, it missed him by about a foot. Rumors I've heard, say that it might be the last show they have! Hope not!
Yeah, it was at Mr. Hester's table. My Father-in-law said he saw the little boy as he ran up to his father and said, "I've been shooted", and he said he saw another guy that had been hit between the eyes with a fragment. They shut it down for about two hours, wouldnt let anyone in or out, till they finished an investigation.