Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Self by FFL Guy in North Carolina

Local news reports

A gun dealer shot himself in the hand just before a gun show in northern Charlotte Sunday morning.

Police haven’t released the name of the man, but said he was a dealer at the Dixie Gun & Knife Classic, which was held this weekend at the Metrolina Expo on Statesville Road.

“He was taking the gun out to display it and pulled the trigger and it went off,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. William Boger.

Detectives from the department’s assault with a deadly weapon unit are investigating, though the man is not expected to face any charges, Boger said. The man’s injuries aren’t life-threatening.

The event continued as scheduled.
The guy had a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and probably a concealed carry permit, but no one is checking on that.  In North Carolina you can get one of those without leaving your house.

Is it too severe to apply the one strike you're out rule to a guy like this?  I don't think so.

What do you think?


  1. North Carolina requires the same level of training for a concealed carry license that many other states require--both knowledge about guns and legal matters and a proficiency test. I'm not aware of instructors who make house calls, but the state of my birth was filled with friendy folk, so who knows? I saw no mention about the person in question having a license, and the ATF says that an FFL is not license to carry, so again, you're speculating. He may also have a fishing license. He may have a pilot's license. He may have a license to cut hair or practice law. We just don't know.

    But once again, your vindictiveness is coming through. Is his business in guns the way that he makes his living? If it is, you're trying to take his job away from him. Will you support him and any family that he has? Up to what standard of living will you do this--are we talking public housing and welfare or will you support him in style?

  2. I like the common law approach to life. If a person accidentally hurts someone, they are accountable for their negligence and should make restitution to the victim. If a person intentionally injures or murders someone, then require restitution and prosecute them accordingly.

  3. One of my friends was slicing a bagel with a very sharp knife and accidentially cut his thumb open; does that apply for the "one strike and you're out" rule?