Yeah, the "an intruder shot me, in the top of my own buttock, aiming downwards, at very close range" is probably the most common excuse. We had a case here a while back of a kid, 14 or 15 who claimed--at first--that he had been shot by a gang member in just such a fashion.
Police determined that said gang member would have had to be standing over the boy on a stepladder with the gun resting on the boy's upper back for that to have happened. And, yeah, the kid should never have had a gun in the first place.
Is seems like gun shows should only display unloaded weapons, or have blanks or something instead of live ammo in the guns they are selling. You have to assume that some of the people looking at, examining and even buying the guns have little or no training in how to use them properly.
Why do guns at the shows have to be loaded
? Are gun shows at special risk of sudden daylight robbery? Are participants afraid that President Obama
will storm the building and confiscate the weapons they just bought, so they should be loaded and ready?
If I wanted to learn about guns in a safe manner, you would think that a gun show, shooting range or even a training class run by police would be a good bet. But the folks who claim to be the experts screw up and shoot people. The more I read about gun fails the more wary I am of being around guns, period.