From Before Its News, Jan 19th:
3 People Shot At Gun Show In NC: Cop ‘Accidentally’ Discharges Weapon, Shutting Down Show
A gun show in Raleigh, North Carolina was closed down today after a police officer accidentally discharged a 12-guage shotgun, wounding 3 people. According to a comment on the local TV news station’s website: “I’m from Raleigh, and I went to that gun show this morning. There is no “storage” of guns here. What happens is you give your pistol over to a law enforcement officer, who is supposed to check that the gun is unloaded, and then uses a zip tie to secure the weapon and make sure it is unusable. The owner of the weapon handed the gun over to the cop, the cop failed to check the chamber, pulled the zip tie tight around the trigger, and bang. The cop shot two people because he failed to follow the two most important rules you learn in any firearms safety class. 1: treat every gun as if it were loaded. 2: keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.”
From Local ABC affiliate:
The Dixie Gun and Knife Show will continue as planned but there will be no private gun sales allowed, and personal guns will not be allowed on property. Gun sales will be allowed only by licensed dealers within the confines of the Jim Graham Building Agency spokesman Brian Long says a 12-gauge shotgun discharged while its owner, 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson, of Wilmington, unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check it at a security entrance.
Three people were injured when the gun went off, officials said, including a retired Wake County Sherriff’s deputy working the show.
Incidentally, CNN was quick to report this one..