There hasn’t been an actual accidental “mass shooting” at gun shows. But there has been another person accidentally shooting himself at such a show. I don’t know when “mass” can be legitimately used, but this seems fairly significant to me.
The Des Moines Register reports:
An Iowa gun dealer was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in the hand before a gun show Friday afternoon at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
The 54-year-old St. Charles resident told police he was showing off a .25 caliber pistol he thought was unloaded when he slid the action of the gun causing it to fire. The bullet went through his left palm, according to a Polk County Sheriff’s report.
Since “Gun Appreciation Day,” on January 19, this is the fourth gun show at which an accidental shooting occurred. On the 19th , five people were shot at three different gun shows. I wrote about this in updates to Ye GADs: Gun Appreciation Day. So now we’re at six people at four different gun shows. Thankfully, no deaths resulted.
Good thing, though, that no one at a gun show has accidentally fired an automatic gun with one of those really big ammunition clips.
Question: I wonder if things like this happen regularly, or is it just being reported now, because of the actual, deadly mass shootings forcing attention?
(Gun Appreciation Day Sign (my edit) via GAD)