Monday, March 31, 2014

Gun unintentionally discharges at Colorado Springs gun show

A vendor at a gun show in Colorado Springs, Colorado was setting up his products when one of his guns unintentionally discharged.  The bullet hit the floor and  "shattered upon impact, resulting in no damage and no injuries," said police.

The vendor said the weapon was test fired earlier in the week because it had been returned to him as defective  After test firing the weapon, the vendor removed the magazine but neglected to check to see if there was a bullet left in the chamber.   The vendor said the weapon discharged when the back of the gun was bumped during set up.

The vendor faces charges of prohibited use of a weapon and was asked to leave the gun show. 

The organizer of the gun show said that these unintentional discharge incidents happen occasionally at gun shows and in homes.  He said he doesn't see any reason to change safety procedures at future shows.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This just serves to prove the statement "treat all firearms as if they are loaded". There is no excuse whatsoever for carelessness or negligence when handling firearms. The vendor, who by the way is in the business of handling firearms should certainly have known better, especially after test firing the weapon, he should have cleared it. All human beings are certainly prone to making mistakes, however, this "mistake" would never have happened if the vendor had applied the most basic of safety rules when handling any firearm.
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Gunner Jacky said...

i think gun show owner should follow gun safety rules to avoid such type of incident tin future. I prefer all gun owners to go for firearm safety class so that they can learn these safety rules which are very useful for safety of their life and for other person also. I have done my firearm safety training course from mass gun school.

Anonymous said...

His dealer license should be permanently revoked and be fined $10,000. There is no excuse for this lack of competence. He also should not be allowed to own a firearm.

Anonymous said...

His dealer license should be permanently revoked and be fined $10,000. There is no excuse for this lack of competence. He also should not be allowed to own a firearm.