A publicity stunt cooked up by a Republican consulting firm to show support for unlimited gun ownership backfired Saturday when gun accidents injured five people in “accidental” shootings on Gun Appreciation Day.
In Indianapolis, an attendee at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show shot himself in the hand while unloading a .45 caliber semiautomatic.
And three people at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, N.C. when a 12-guage shotgun filled with bird shot went off.
Gun Appreciation Day was the brainchild of the GOP consulting firm, Political Media.
All it proved was that guns don’t shoot people, but in embarrassing cases, gun nut do.