Accidents at Gun Appreciation Day firearm shows give anti-gun crowd shootings they can appreciate

Gun rights advocates across the nation were encouraged today to visit shooting ranges and gun shows as part of the first-ever Gun Appreciation Day. News quickly spread of three accidental shootings which wounded five people over the course of the day. Three were struck with birdshot when a shotgun went off at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, N.C. In Indianapolis, Ind., a man shot himself in the hand while reloading a .45 caliber pistol, and another man was wounded in Medina, Ohio, after a round left in a handgun reportedly ricocheted off of the floor. No deaths have been reported.

Supporters of gun control were saddened to hear of the injuries and quickly put aside political differences to send best wishes to those hurt. At least, that’s what we would have written if we hadn’t found these tweets instead. It seems the ones who appreciated guns the most today were the same ones who learned that some shootings can bring laughter rather than sadness, depending on who gets hurt.

https://twitter.com/Zachary_Cook/status/292707840961949697

https://twitter.com/d_pardee/status/292760433679552512

https://twitter.com/reject69187/status/292784869937913857

https://twitter.com/SteveKarol/status/292732145737269248

https://twitter.com/why_ever_not/status/292758600001134592

https://twitter.com/superman_scott/status/292755182230573057

https://twitter.com/Mtbkgrl/status/292744252734185474

https://twitter.com/Ben_Searle/status/292765816884170752

https://twitter.com/VmarieIBE/status/292764665975549952

https://twitter.com/Youngin21/status/292758807480762368

https://twitter.com/SpaceCheef/status/292744943963865088

News reports indicate that no one was killed and no assault weapons were involved in the accidents. Quite a few observers seemed disappointed in the lack of a body count.

https://twitter.com/SteveKarol/status/292783276031086592

https://twitter.com/PamelaADavid/status/292753088333357057

https://twitter.com/denver_rose/status/292785281260716032

https://twitter.com/johntheplumbr/status/292762206112739328

https://twitter.com/cowguy001/status/292784713708478464

https://twitter.com/mattthomas/status/292783248138964992

https://twitter.com/C_onfessor/status/292781924672483329

https://twitter.com/chaffro/status/292780101328838656

https://twitter.com/smerls31/status/292760402218082304

For one day, at least, the anti-gun crowd managed to find an appreciation for firearms. Will their newfound amusement with shootings carry over beyond today?

https://twitter.com/WHarkavy/status/292767438603440128

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