Man accidentally shoots himself outside gun show

Police near Dayton said a 50-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand after attending a gun show there.
Feb 24, 2013


No one else was injured Saturday afternoon at the venue in Trotwood, Ohio.

The accidental shooting happened outside Hara Arena in suburban Dayton where there was a gun and knife show.

Trotwood police told The Dayton Daily News the man had just bought a holster and was putting a handgun in it when the gun fired.

Police said a bullet struck a finger on his left hand. They said they don’t expect to file any charges.



Yea, he sounds qualified to own a gun.


If we use your qualifier and apply it to cars, which by the way, driving is a privilege as opposed to a right, then I guess it would be OK for me to say Yeah, you sound qualified to drive a car. Let's apply this mentality to everyone who has ever received a ticket or been in an accident. After all, it should be pretty easy to take away since as I said, driving is a privilege granted to you by the state.


I would like to know all the details, but I doubt that'll happen.


Yup, it makes about as much sense (and is as big of a stretch) as qualifying gun owners by whether or not they ever make a mistake. If we used the same qualifications for cops, 40% of them would be ineligible to carry a gun at some point in their career. At any rate I really didn't expect you to get it.


Glad to see that you know how to use the edit function to change your original reply. LMAO. It makes it fairly obvious that even you realized how ridiculous you sound.


I try to be fair and reasonable and I felt it was a stupid argument not worth pursuing.
Your comparing cars to guns is pretty ridiculous.

Licorice Schtick

True. Cars are much more dangerous.


More dangerous than a criminal or a mentally unstable person owning a gun?
They have a 2nd Amendment "right" to own a gun?


Yes, by the statistics (I know, gun grabbers hate when we use them) cars are far more dangerous than firearms, heck, even hammers and baseball bats are statistically deadlier than firearms. Even those who favor "assault weapon" bans hate it when you point out the simple fact that 0.021% of deaths last year were due to rifle, and even then, 38% of THAT miniscule percentage were what the uneducated masses would label as an "assault rifle".

I find it comical that a man who has an accidental shooting makes news, yet the countless self defense shootings in the US a day, nor the 100+ school-age children in Chicago (Gun Control/Murder Capital, USA) make the news unless it serves the gun control agenda. Heck, we've heard more about Rubio's water drinking than we have about either how Chicago's failing anti-gun stances protect ANYBODY, or how many people are protected on a daily basis due to private firearm ownership.

John Harville

A 'well-regulated militia'....

The Bizness

NRA members seem to skip right over that part of the 2nd amendment don't they? Just about everyone does. Right now as a country, we are not 'well-regulated'.


Gun grabbers seem to skip over the abundance of literature written about the second amendment and the "well regulated militia" part. There are numerous writings by the authors of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that simply blow away your assertion that the phrase was written to regulate gun ownership. In fact taken in the context of what the framers meant in the time it was written, they did not mean well regulated by the government. In fact, the following quote by James Madison pretty much refutes that line of thinking, "As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." In fact the founding fathers made it clear that the first 10 amendments were in fact "shall not" areas where the government was forbidden to tread. Research, research, research!!!

The Bizness

It is also proven that the founding fathers never meant it to be tyranny from ones own government, rather keeping militias to maintain a ready militia if ever a war broke out.


Which proves you didn't read the quote from James Madison. Shall I include some more, or do you have the ability to research it yourself?


The term "regulated" means "disciplined" or "trained". In Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that "[t]he adjective 'well-regulated' implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training."
-Heller, Opinion of the Court, Part II-A-2.

"The most important reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, if necessary, at last resort to protect themselves from tyranny in government." -Thomas Jefferson

While I will agree that George Washington was at odds with many of authors of the Constitution and Bill of Rights on the issue, it should be noted that he was also not a big fan of the Constitution in general.

The Bizness

I read it and I have researched it.... I have no problem with people owning guns fyi, but I think the NRA is out of control.

2cents's picture

(NRA out of control)
I think a little as well and I am a member. Should we make them a party, REP, DEM, NRA. I am about to go libertarian myself, it seems like those we put in office on either side do not know how to live within their means. I sure as s** cannot just tell the bank that they need to keep my checking account full cause I just need more money!


Newflash: The term "well-regulated" at the time meant that the militia was TRAINED AND EQUIPPED... Not the definition that we associate it with today. Funny how many people fail to actually research what they spout off. It must be a liberal thing...



The Answer Person

HA HA!!!

Darwin's choice

Darwin award!


Please! We are over-regulated on everything. Even cops have shot themselves so being qualified to own a gun does not guarantee safety regarding such gun. In any event, regulating gun owners will not deter mentally ill people from obtaining a gun and killing others.


In fact, if you research the statistics, cops experience a high percentage of accidental shootings and negligent discharges than the general population. We don't, however see the antigunners advocating disarming of police officers.


Don't give them ideas. Remember Obama's state of the union "they deserve a vote". dem·a·gogue also dem·a·gog (dm-gôg, -gg)
1. A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
2. A leader of the common people in ancient times.



Which finger?
Does it affect his ability to express his distain?

Licorice Schtick

Would that be an ADA disability?


. . . . meanwhile 499,999 other gun show attendees remain uninjured after leaving the gun shows . . . .

There are probably more student deaths attributed to sports-related injuries than there are gun shot wounds - maybe we should outlaw high school sports.

Pterocarya frax...

What is your source for the sports injuries vs gunshots...or did you just make it up?


Don't give them any ideas. Obama has already stated that he wants to change football because it's "too violent".


Nobody will ever be able to accuse him of having an "itchy trigger finger" anymore.


I wish the 2nd Amendment wackos would stop with the "they want to take away our guns" nonsense. The percentage of people who want that is very small. I think they just use that as a smoke screen to distract from a sensible discussion on a sensible topic: Why do we NOT require background checks for gun purchases at gun shows, while requiring it for gun purchases made elsewhere?

Why was Wayne LaPierre 100% supportive of background checks in the late 90's, but is completely against it now? To me, and many others, the NRA ceased being a reasonable organization of reasonable people with their opposition to this single common sense idea.


Yeah, when the NRA holds the ilk like Ted Nugent in esteem that tore it for me. We will still have our own weapons. It is yahoos like this 50something that sullies it for decent weapons owners. "Bunch of "cowboys."