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RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Law enforcement officials have confirmed a shooting at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon.

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.

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  • longcolt

    is out of the bag. the leftist media for the masses (and its sycophants..are you??) will over report anything negative associated with firearms and ignore the tens of millions of guns and owners that: did nothing wrong, harmed no one and used their firearms in a lawful manner. they certainly will not report when a firearm is used to thwart a crime, because it doesn’t fit the agenda. those of us that have dendritic expansion beyond the average know the mickey mouse media game. meanwhile i’ll continue to sign more people to the NRA.

  • longcolt

    flaky post. a sure sign of intellect is being able to get to the point, quickly, in a conversation. i usually lose interest with your many posts somewhere in the old testatment. you’re one of those retirees that needs to stick to clipping coupons.

  • Guest12323

    This is really getting out of control. I am a retired state officer with over 20 years experience handling all types of firearms. I have had a concealed handgum permit for the last 6 years and am presently awaiting for my renewal license which expired on 12-10-12. I turned in all my paperwork for the renewal 60 days prior to the expiration of my license as required by the sheriffs dept. i was informed that this was the earliest i could start the renewal process. Now I can not even go purchase a new weapon until they issue new license

  • Guest461

    The doom and gloom goes to the forefont and gets sensationalized. The good that comes from responsible gun owners gets stifled and buried. Typical leftist propoganda.

    Vog here actually wants a law that charges a homeowner with a Felony if a criminal breaks into his “locked and secured home” and steals his weapon (if the weapon isn’t locked). This means every gun owner must have 40 locks on his front door and the guns secured in a 5ooo dollar safe that can’t be breached by the average criminal. We all know that most gun locks are a deterrent at best and will not prevent a criminal from breaching. On top of that, he wants gunowners to carry “liability insurance” to cover the injuries of someone that may be affected by a thief who steals your weapon.

    Now tell me, is that some clear thinking or what? Yep, just like the Mississippi river, clear as mud…

  • Vog46

    In your rush to judgement your forgot your ability to read.
    Homeowner not home? Burglar breaks in steals the locked guns?
    No problems
    Homeowner not home and guns NOT locked? Charge the gun owner (Misdemeanor for first offense – I’ll be kind)
    Homeowner there? Locks not needed.

    Of course if everyone was a responsible gun owner and took care of their weapons we wouldn’t be talking about guns going off at the fairgrounds, or someone taking Mommy and Daddys guns and shooting up the family now would we? (Then later WalMart). Nuts like Adam Lanza “happen”
    Of course if we want background checks to weed out “nut cases” I suppose current gun owners would have to undergo a shrink exam.
    Would YOU Pass?
    You could always get your union organizer buddies at the NRA to defend you you know.
    Pay your dues to lobby the government – sounds so “AFL-CIO” doesn’t it?
    Annual renewals
    Background checks

    If I get 80% of what I want to see I’ll be happy.
    But if we undergo shrink exams be prepared to have 20% of gun owners lose their ability to own.



    The Second Amendment

    Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto – “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.”

    “We did indeed know much about your preparedness. We knew that probably every second home in your country contained firearms. We knew that your country actually had state championships for private citizens shooting military rifles. We were not fools to set foot in such quicksand.” — A Japanese Admiral 15 years after VJ day on why Japan didn’t invade the US mainland after Pearl Harbor.

  • RSimmons

    This would have never happened

  • Vog46

    And remember Justice Scalia’s opinion about some guns:


    “Scalia, a strict interpreter of the Constitution, said there’s an “important limitation” on the right to bear arms.
    “We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of ‘dangerous and unusual weapons’,” Scalia wrote


  • Guest123456789

    This article is about a case of negligence. I’m sure the guy didn’t mean to have a loaded shotgun there that could go off and injure people, but a person who is texting and driving or the inattentive driver who runs a red light or drifts over the center line is not intending to injure anyone either. The fact is that gun ownership is a politically charged issue and other situations that can cause injury through negligence are not. As is the case with most automobile wrecks and other “accidents,” the “accident” would not occur without someone being negligent. Fatal wrecks are not usually reported on outside of the local area and this would not be either if disarming citizens was not one of the left’s most “sacred cows.”

  • Guestsfndi

    The turkeys have come home to roost.

    Enjoy your rights gun lovin Mericans.

  • Vog46

    “Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns. This level of violence must be stopped.”

    –Ronald Reagan, in a March 29, 1991 New York Times op-ed in support of the Brady Bill.

    Of course when people put Dem or Rep in front of something the opposition goes apoplectic.
    Funny how looking back at Reagan and his stances makes him look different eh?
    It’s kinda like people opposed to Obama Care.
    Nixon had legislation ready that created a single payer (government) insurance system. Yet today we rail against so called liberalism of Obama Care. Its a decidedly republican idea like Mass Care under Romney.
    The same political slants hold true for guns….


  • GuestMan.

    The title says it all, although I do feel bad for the people that got wounded. How’s that 2nd Amendment working out for ya?

  • Vog46

    Just keep on coming


    Shooting on Texas college campus?????


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