Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gun safety instructor unintentionally shoots student

73-year-old Terry Dunlop, of Violet Township, Ohio, was teaching a gun safety class for students interested in getting a concealed weapons permit. Dunlap runs a shooting range and training center, teaches in the law enforcement training program through the Eastland Career Center, recertifies law enforcement officials in Firearms Certification, and schedules and instructs many local Conceal Carry certification classes.
Yet somehow Dunlop did not realize the .38-caliber handgun he was using as part of the class demonstration was loaded.
Dunlop unintentionally discharged the weapon. The bullet ricocheted off a desk and struck one of the students, Michael Piemonte, in the right arm.
Piemonte was taken to the hospital for treatment and released later that night.
"I am thankful that it only ended up being in my arm," he said. "And didn't hit my wife or individuals sitting at the desk behind me."
No charges have been filed. The sheriff's office called it an "accidental shooting."


Anonymous said...

"I'm going to teach you gun safety," said the elderly failure.

dmomm said...

Holy crap! How did our country come to this?