Thursday, November 5, 2015

Idaho: Another Accidental Shooting at a Gun Show - Two Injured

Local news

Two men were injured at an Idaho gun show Saturday morning after a vendor from Washington state accidentally fired a rifle, Ada County Sheriff's officials said.

A 74-year-old man reportedly was securing a rifle with a plastic zip tie at the Lewis Clark Trader gun show near Boise when the weapon fired. The bullet went through a cardboard box, two table covers and a metal cane before striking a man holding the cane as well as a man standing nearby, officials said. Both men were hit in the leg.

They were taken to a hospital with what police believed were non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the shooting happened before the show opened and it went on as scheduled.

It's the second time in three years that an accidental shooting has injured someone at a gun show in Garden City, the Idaho Statesman reported.

The vendor has cooperated in the ongoing investigation and so far has not been cited.

 I guess that's not too bad, one shooting every two years. Small price to pay for all that freedom.

1 comment:

  1. I thought that it was strictly prohibited to bring any weapon of any type that is loaded with live ammunition to these gun shows. ?!? I know that is true in California. That's basic, right?

    Isn't there some kind of $100 fine for retards who bring loaded guns to shows? Maybe kick them out of the show and forfeit their entrance fee? Negligent discharge should cost at least $800. Mayhem with bodily injury? Maybe $5,000 with possible jail time and/or probation. Who the hell is in charge here? Apparently nobody.

    Gun guys that protect each other by circling the wagons like this aren't helping anybody. They are certainly not helping gun shows continue to exist without heavy regulation and oversight.