Five people wounded at gun shows in 3 states on Gun Appreciation Day

Ah yes. Saturday was Gun Appreciation Day.  And I’m sure those five people appreciated being accidentally shot by gun nuts celebrating Gun Appreciation Day.  Nothing says “I appreciate gun” like accidentally shooting someone.

Remind me again how professional these people are? People like the Utah gun extremist who wanted to make a point (of terrifying people?) by bringing his assault rifle into JC Penney?  These guys want others to think that they’re all some kind of experts when it comes to guns, but they’re anything but.

When they’re not scaring families with their bizarre macho nonsense of openly carrying weapons, they’re literally and figuratively shooting themselves in the feet. Some – like the Utah extremist – like to tell people that they’re former military, so somehow that makes everything OK. Uh sorry to break the news guys but Timothy McVeigh as was Lee Harvey Oswald so you will have to forgive me if I’m not trusting of everyone who ever served in the military. I must have missed the part about how the military figured out how to block crazy extremists unlike the rest of society.

Semi Automatic Rifles via Shutterstock

Semi Automatic Rifles via Shutterstock

This does raise the ongoing problem (fetish, really) in America of somehow believing anything and everything related to the military is perfect and beyond criticism, because it’s not. The military has plenty of great people and also it’s share of crazies, just like the rest of society. Thinking that military people are perfect and beyond reproach makes no sense and is unhealthy. If toting around an arsenal to visit a JC Penney is normal and reflects well on the military, there’s a problem.

Besides that weird banana republic-like obsession over the perfection of the military, we also hear a lot from the gun nuts that gun owners are responsible. They know how to handle weapons and are highly professional about it. Uh huh, except when they’re not. In three different states. In one freaking day.

Open Carry Gun Owner in Utah

Open Carry Gun Owner in Utah

Feeling safer with these people carrying weapons? Anyone?

Five people were wounded in accidents at gun shows in North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana on Saturday, according to authorities.

In Raleigh, N.C., authorities said three people were wounded when a loaded shotgun accidentally discharged at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Officials say Gary Lynn Wilson, 36, was having his shotgun checked before entering the show when the incident happened. He was unzipping his 12-gauge shotgun’s case when it accidentally fired birdshot pellets, hitting three people, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported. Wilson was planning on privately selling the gun at the show, according to NBC affiliate WNCN.

The NRA and gun nuts in the US wanted to have a public battle and now they’re getting it. Too bad they can’t live up to their phony baloney lies and spin that they so regularly regurgitate. As soon as the spotlight is put on them, they fall apart and show everyone just how crazy they are.

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