On Monday, just an hour and a half before President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a handgun was discharged in the parking lot.
An active duty serviceman was in his car, trying to move a gun from under the seat when he dropped the gun. The gun fell under the car and when the serviceman when to retrieve it he unintentionally discharged the gun.
The bullet grazed his mother's leg. She was taken to George Washington University Hospital for treatment.
Guns are not allowed on the cemetery property and military law charges are pending against the serviceman. Police confiscated his gun as evidence.