Not really a diary. Just another chance to berate the gun-nut freakazoids*:
Yup. A 12-gauge shotgun discharged as its owner was having it checked by security at a North Carolina Gun Show. Apparently, he was bringing it there to sell and rather wound up sending two people to the hospital.
I guess it didn't occur to him to check if it was loaded. I will leave commentary on the level of stupidity demonstrated to the comment section.
*Full disclosure: I own numerous firearms including a semi-auto shotgun (a 1958 Browning A-5 12-guage). As a responsible gun owner, I welcome more stringent gun regulations, including universal beckground checks for all fire-arm sales, banning of assualt-weapons capable of firing 5 or more rounds without reloading, and their affiliated extended clips.
UPDATE: A more complete article is located here: