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Man accidentally shot in the ankle at local gun show

January 8, 2013

A Parkersburg man was shot in the ankle Sunday at a gun show at the Comfort Inn in Marietta. Though the incident is still under investigation, it's being regarded as an accident, said Capt....

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CeeJay

Jan-08-13 8:40 AM

You know - as a gun owner and (partial) advocate, I got to say, it's stuff like this that really DOES make me lean toward various regulations, checks, and idiot tests (to an extent). Just suppose the gun had been angled higher, and it was while I and my sons were there...

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newworld

Jan-08-13 9:01 AM

And they want to put guns in schools!

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Tessie

Jan-08-13 9:32 AM

Why would anyone need to have a loaded gun at a gun show? Accidents happen, but why set things up like this?

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moderation

Jan-08-13 10:02 AM

Do ya 'spose it was his cc weapon( just kiddin')? scary!

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jimkata

Jan-08-13 10:13 AM

for the record, the gun mentioned is a "semi-automatic", not an "automatic" which would make it a "machine-pistol"

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alchemy

Jan-08-13 10:21 AM

probably friends of waites or one of the ociffers involved otherwise I would expect them to get creative with charges.

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samy07

Jan-08-13 10:22 AM

Why was the gun loaded anyway? Certainly is evidence that more education before handling a gun is needed!

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stickhauler

Jan-08-13 10:54 AM

Clearly they don't have the same safety requirements at gun shows down there. At any gun show I've ever attended, any gun coming into the show is checked by security at the door, and "Zip tied" through the action. No loaded firearms are allowed in the show.

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CeeJay

Jan-08-13 1:39 PM

And that, stickhauler, is my quandary. Of course I believe in the right to own firearms, but without SOME kind of CONSISTENCY of regs, what is to stop far more tragic consequences. Everyone has the right to become a surgeon, but you cant just go around operating on people until you have been educated, tested, and licensed. (Incidently, this is my problem with the NRA - they're making EVERY gun owner look like a freak, and giving those gun owners with a brain and common sense a bad name through guilt by association)

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KOMBATBOOTS

Jan-08-13 7:21 PM

Accidents happen people!

He could have just as easily been hit by a car in the parking lot on his way in. People are educated on how to operate motor vehicles?

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DevilsAdvocate

Jan-08-13 8:54 PM

For the record Stickhauler, I ventured out to that gun show for a bit of comedic relief. The first dude I came to was doing just that, zip tied weapons. The 2nd person, a woman was collecting the cash...... I have to agree that I too don't understand why a bunch of dealers amongst themselves felt it necessary to be armed, while everyone else was wandering around with zip tied weapons.

But on a positive, the place was hopping with people.

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Jeffersonian

Jan-09-13 1:04 AM

A few years back a man was accidently shot at a military recruiting station in Marietta. I can't imagine more training with the men involved. Accidents do happen, the timing is VERY unfortunate, but I don't think any arguments for gun control can be made from this incident.

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irisheyes

Jan-09-13 10:00 AM

Ceejay, newworld! Ur both righton! The fools tell us we need more armed people! Fools!

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thegreek

Jan-09-13 1:46 PM

I am sure they both feel terrible about it. Doesn't mean that every gun owner is careless though. Irisheyes. I reported you for abuse. You do not need to call good people such names !

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stickhauler

Jan-09-13 2:45 PM

Ceejay, if that's really your feelings about the NRA, you're listening to the anti-gun crowds "vision" of it. I'm a proud Life Member, at Endowment Level, and can tell you the media's portrayal of the NRA is prue fabrication.

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thegreek

Jan-09-13 3:01 PM

Same here stickhauler. I am a proud NRA member, We have a lot to be proud of regardless of what people say. I wish I could afford a life membership at this time. I did donate $100 for the fight to ban guns last month. Yes the media would like everyone to think the NRA is a bunch of nutso's but we are just regular ole grassroot hunters and taxpayers.

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thegreek

Jan-09-13 3:02 PM

OOPS. Fight AGAINST banning guns. Typo.

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thegreek

Jan-09-13 3:19 PM

After the ferry boat incident in NYC today gonna have to ban or restrict them now. 57 people injured. unknown amount of casualties. Them dang ferry's and the people that own and operate them.

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CeeJay

Jan-09-13 3:25 PM

I'm not going by the media! The people who bring us MSNBC, American Idol, or Fox News?? Please! I know a number of NRA and former NRA members (a chunk of my family and neighbors, for starters), and i feel they are more caught up in the hype than the practicality. Be realistic - no one is actually trying to take our guns away, the Mayans were wrong, and GW Bush didnt really order the 9/11 attacks. The NRA are like PETA. They go out of their way to be wronged (or contrive them), so they can be offended and indignant. If their lobbying was actually effective, why are they convinced the politicians will take our guns? They're not - they just need a cause to violated against.

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thegreek

Jan-09-13 6:25 PM

Ceejay. The NRA has already effectively defeated numerous attempts to deny law abiding citizens their right to own a gun. It is not a contrived issue. Look at Feinstein, Brady and other proposed laws.

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stickhauler

Jan-09-13 10:39 PM

Thegreek, if you know a Life Member, ask them to sponsor you. The NRA is offering Life Memberships for $300.00 right now if a Life Member calls and gives their Member Number.

ceejay, our government has already taken gun rights from us, whether you want to recognize it or not. The ATF has stopped the import of foreign made firearms if they deem it doesn't meet their criteria of it being used for "sporting purposes." Our state department stopped the import of thousands of M-1 Carbines owned by the South Korean government. They claimed "drug gangs" would buy them up. Which defies logic, .30 caliber carbine ammo isn't nearly as cheap as the usual preferred gang use, 9mm Luger.

And, the UN Small Arms Treaty is real, they just haven't hammered out the details yet.

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stickhauler

Jan-09-13 10:48 PM

ceejay, if you know anything about the legislative process, you know that anything that happens in Congress (or on the state and local level) has advocates for both sides of any issue. You think anti-gun groups don't have people who lobby lawmakers?

No money from membership dues go to lobby lawmakers, donations to the NRA-ILA pay for those efforts. The NRA contributed major funding to both the McDonald vs. Chicago case, as well as Heller vs. Washington D.C.

You might view the NRA's efforts to fight for our rights, that's your opinion. It's an uninformed opinion, IMHO.

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thegreek

Jan-10-13 1:13 PM

Thank you stackhauler. I did not know that about the Life Member. I knew it was reduced to $600 but I felt like I should donate to the ILA fund. And you are right. There are many anti gun lobbyist that the NRA has to deal with. They started it against us. I am sure the NRA would rather use its funds in a more educational way than to fight anti gun lobbyists.

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thegreek

Jan-10-13 1:16 PM

I thought congress already passed a law last quarter that states that UN rules cannot override any US Constitution Article or Ammendment.

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