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.
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.
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.