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Old 07-01-2014, 03:35 AM   #1
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there have been an aweful lot of these since obama and crew lost their gun ban bid after sandy hook. i tend to believe the dealer. even if there are some anti freedom clowns loading guns in shows, he still violated the rule of every gun is loaded even if you have the word of god it is clear its still loaded...

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ORANGEVILLE, Pa. – Police intend to charge a gun show vendor who accidentally shot a woman while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster.

Geoffrey Hawk, 44, of Warminster, should face a reckless endangerment charge, Bloomsburg police Officer Brad Sharrow said Monday. The Columbia County district attorney still has to approve the charge.

Krista Gearhart, 25, was shot in the thigh on Saturday at the Eagle Arms Gun Show at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania. She was treated at a hospital and released.

Gearhart told the (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise on Sunday that the vendor was "doing his job" and her heart goes out to him for what she called the "horrible accident."

But Sharrow told The Associated Press on Monday that Hawk displayed "gross negligence."

"He admitted it was his fault and certainly feels bad about what took place. But the guy's a firearms instructor so he should've known better than to pull the trigger on a weapon" without checking to make sure it was unloaded, Sharrow told the AP.

Hawk did not immediately return phone messages Monday.

Reckless endangerment is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Authorities said the dealer told officers that he thought the gun was unloaded, and that he had done the same demonstration about 20 times without incident before the shooting. He said he had left the gun on display while he completed background checks on several customers, and that it was possible someone loaded the weapon when he was busy.
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He thought someone loaded it while he was away? Come on.....


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there are a lot of wackjobs out there that put spikes in trees to injure and kill loggers... its not beyound feasability.

however even if someone did do that he failed to clear a gun that was out of his control. he failed to keep the muzzle in a safe direction when pulling the trigger. so even if some assclown loaded it, he is still at fault for failing to keep the muzzle in a safe direction and not sweeping someone and failing to clear the firearm.
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there are a lot of wackjobs out there that put spikes in trees to injure and kill loggers... its not beyound feasability.

however even if someone did do that he failed to clear a gun that was out of his control. he failed to keep the muzzle in a safe direction when pulling the trigger. so even if some assclown loaded it, he is still at fault for failing to keep the muzzle in a safe direction and not sweeping someone and failing to clear the firearm.
i agree about the wackjobs doing such stupid and dangerous things to further an agenda, but still he should have checked it. that part was on him.

one of the rules of gun safety, every gun should be treated as if it were loaded, even unloaded guns.

also, if the gun was out of his sight and someone were able to do such a thing, then that is his fault as well for not properly securing his gun.
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Why did he put his finger on the trigger in the first place??

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there are a lot of wackjobs out there that put spikes in trees to injure and kill loggers... its not beyound feasability.

however even if someone did do that he failed to clear a gun that was out of his control. he failed to keep the muzzle in a safe direction when pulling the trigger. so even if some assclown loaded it, he is still at fault for failing to keep the muzzle in a safe direction and not sweeping someone and failing to clear the firearm.
Bingo...

In my 42 years I've been to more than a few gun shows. What kind of ass clown leaves an unsecured handgun laying around a booth with hundreds of unknown people milling around?

I guess the same type who pulls any trigger without clearing a gun.
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Wow. Just wow.

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last time I checked, there is no IQ test required to own a firearm. as a range officer at a sometimes-open-to-the-public club, my experience is that a basic puppy intelligence test might be a good thing prior to handing someone their first firearm - although there is no provision in our 2nd Amendment for that, so we have the weather the idiots and hope the puppies and kitties crowd doesn't have a voting majority.....

I seriously doubt if any anti-gunner has the gonads to touch a gun, let alone LOAD one lol. How many times have you seen stories where someone says their (loaded) gun just 'went off' when they were cleaning it, killing their child who was standing in front of the barrel at the time.....and they look to blame the manufacturer.

Unfortunately as firearms owners we need overcome the damage done by folks like these, the psycho-killers, the gangs, the open-carry-your-AR into Walmart types....you name it ....it's on us (NRA), just ask the left, we are the cause of all of this

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Heres the sad thing, it will be held up as a hallmark for what needs a law and right now!

Keeping with the Theme "Shows", retake this scene as a "Car Show". Thousands of them happen this time of year, everyone showing off their rods and revving their engines, some drunk or stoned or both, all enjoying the show. Laying rubber, you know the scene, weve seen them grow every year and the shows get bigger and badder. Sooner or later, one of these speed demons crosses the line and somebody or something gets smashed. Happens all the time, perfectly nice car hits an immovable object or a person, nothing new, barely hits the paper and mostly few people are ever seriously injured. Do they make new laws to prevent this? How about some that start by punishing the 98% of the collectors and admirers for the irresponsible actions of a couple nimrods? Does that make any sense, I think not.

Gun shows arent dangerous because the have guns and ammo, some people are just dangerous no matter where they are! Can we fix ignorant and stupid with laws ever? No way, if it was that easy, it would be history already! Sometimes when things are Phucked, they cant be Un-phucked, thats just the way things go sometimes!

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The trouble is that most laws are enacted because there are so many stupid people out there.

Why do we need a seat belt law when it should be common sense to use the seat belt?
Why do we need laws about drunk driving when it should be common sense not to drive drunk?

Hey, maybe I stumbled on the cause! Common sense is no longer taught in our schools.
That has to be it. We can't blame the parents.

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