On Gun Appreciation Day, in an ironic turn of events five people were shot at three separate gun shows. Adding to that terrible, awful, and somewhat hilarious week — in the schadenfreude sense — another guy got shot at another gun show. That makes four guns shows in seven days where someone was shot. It’s almost as if Dick Cheney was at five different guns shows at the same time.
Think Progress reports:
On Friday afternoon, an Iowa gun dealer closed out the week by becoming the sixth person shot at a gun show. The man claims he was “showing off a .25 caliber pistol he thought was unloaded when he slid the action of the gun.” The gun was not unloaded, and a bullet went through his left palm.
After this incident, police found a second loaded weapon on the wounded gun dealer’s table.
Des Moine register reports:
The man told police he was trying to dry fire, or fire the gun without a round in it. He said the gun was unloaded when he checked it earlier in the week and he didn’t know who would have loaded it. Police found another loaded gun on the man’s table and unloaded it, according to the report.
The shooting occurred in 4H Exhibit Hall about an hour before the three-day gun show began.
If only someone had a gun….