26-year-old Virginia Thompson was shopping with her newborn son at a Walmart in Columbus, Indiana when she was unintentionally shot when another shopper dropped his gun.
56-year-old Tony Ward told police that his .22-caliber handgun was in a holster when it fell from his waistband.
The gun discharged when it hit the ground. The bullet ricocheted off a bottle and hit Virginia in the upper arm. She was treated at the scene by medics and declined to go to the hospital.
Police said that Ward has a concealed weapons permit and he will not be charged in the incident.
Guns are the only consumer product manufactured in American not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety. Guns that discharge when dropped clearly have a design flaw yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission has no authority to issue a recall on any gun or demand they be redesigned.
This was the second unintentional shooting at a Walmart this month. A man in Phoenix unintentionally shot himself in the leg when a gun he was carrying on his hip was unintentionally discharged.
For more, read the blog Walmart Shootings.