Five Injured at Gun Appreciation Day Events
Thousands more protest stricter gun laws across the U.S.
Accidental shootings in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina sent a total of five people to the hospital Saturday. As part of a Gun Appreciation Day promotion by a Republican consulting firm, people were encouraged to go to their local gun range, gun store or gun show as a protest to President Barack Obama’s gun restrictions. In Ohio, a 62-year-old man was shot in the arm when a friend accidentally discharged the gun he had just purchased from an attendee. Medina, Ohio Police Chief Patrick Berarducci told the Los Angeles Times that the gun show was so busy that police had to limit the number of people entering. In Indianapolis, a man shot his hand as he unloaded a .45-caliber semiautomatic and three people were injured at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, N.C. when a 12-gauge shotgun accidently discharged.