Sunday, January 20, 2013

Guns Don't Kill People

Gun shows are happening in the US to promote firearm ownership and to push back against Obama gun law reforms. It would be in bad taste to laugh, but, hahahahahaha, hehehehehehehe, hohohohohoho, lol,lol,lol,lol

From The Age.

Five people have been injured by accidental gunfire at three gun shows in the United States.

Authorities say three people were injured at a gun show in Raleigh, North Carolina. A state agriculture department spokesman says a shotgun discharged as its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check at a security entrance, injuring two bystanders and a retired deputy sheriff.

In Indiana, police say a 54-year-old man was injured when he accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show.
And in Ohio a gun dealer was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had bought when he accidentally pulled the trigger, injuring his friend.

12 comments:

  1. I hate guns. Always have.
    We're having shooting problems here in Adelaide too.
    Nothing accidental about them though.

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    1. Quiet old Adelaide is not so quiet River.

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    2. There appears to be money involved, someone owes it, someone else wants to be paid back, first person doesn't want to pay up....

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    3. Guns and money hey. A very old recipe for trouble.

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  2. It would be tragic if it weren't so funny.

    Your post reminds me of a comment in Michener's novel, Centennial - more American pioneers were killed by each other in gun accidents than by Indians and disease combined [or something like that].

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    1. FC, I have heard a few stats of late, such as you quote. Can't recall them now though.

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  3. Their gun laws are ridiculous.

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    1. Diane, did you hear that there are now as many guns in Australia as this was when Howard introduced his gun laws. Different types of guns to back then, but still, a huge number.

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  4. Seriously you just have to laugh, otherwise you'd cry because it's all just too tragic!!

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    1. Grace, certainly watching with interest to see how Obama goes with his proposals.

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  5. It seems very naughty to laugh at someone being injured but as you say it's difficult not to!

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    1. Fun60, I can't help but think there is a bit of survival of the fittest happening.

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