Monday, June 04, 2007

Update on the Neglegant Discharge at the Gun Show

It seems that the local gun boards did have most of the information on this incident correct. One item I did not mention because I had nothing to confirm it, was the fact that the individual is a CHL holder.

From the Houston Chronicle:

By Jennifer Leahy

A man who accidentally shot himself in the hand during the High Caliber Gun & Knife Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center may face misdemeanor charges and revocation of his concealed handgun permit.

The incident occurred Saturday about 2:30 p.m. when the man tried to disassemble the Glock .40-caliber handgun while shopping for a new part, said event organizer Todd Bean.

"He pulled the trigger, barrel over his hand and shot himself in the fatty part of the hand," Bean said.

On-site emergency medical personnel treated the man, who was taken to a hospital.
You may be asking yourself why he would get his concealed handgun permit revoked.

"We have signs posted at the entrance that state that no one can enter with a loaded weapon under Section 30.06 of the penal code," Bean said. If the man is convicted of violating the statute, he could lose his concealed handgun license.
Not only did he ignore the Four Rules of Safe Firearm Handling, and bypass the posted procedures for entering the venue, he broke the law. He violated section 30.06 of the Texas Penal Code. He could be found guilty of criminal trespass.

My original post can be found here


Anonymous said...

I think he SHOULD lose his CHL.

I'm sure that I'm not the only person who has batted away a pistol or rifle barrel that some moron was pointing at my head when he was looking at a weapon at a gun show.

I'm glad he blew a hole in his hand and not in someone's head.

We all know that just because someone has a CHL it does not mean they have any business carrying a weapon.

Seems like Darwinism was trying to reach this guy and missed by a hair.

Fits said...

I hate seeing anyone lose the right to carry. Even so obvious a dunce.All the rules in the world won't make up for one moment of brain foggery, but he broke so very many of them it's hard to stick up for the guy even though we should be in favor of helping a brother out of a tight spot.