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Pistol Fires at Event for Rep. Barr
Wed Aug 7, 9:47 AM ET
ATLANTA (AP) - An antique .38-caliber pistol accidentally discharged as it was being handled by Rep. Bob Barr ( news, bio, voting record) during a reception in his honor. The bullet hit a glass door, and no one was hurt.
Georgia lobbyist Bruce Widener said Tuesday that he had removed the magazine from his 1908 Colt but did not clear the chamber before handing the weapon to Barr, a board member of the National Rifle Association.
Widener said "one of us hit the trigger" just as he gave Barr the gun during Friday's reception at Widener's home.
"Nobody was in any danger. We were handling it safely, except that it was loaded," said Widener, an independent lobbyist. "I am thankful Bob was careful to always keep the weapon pointed in a safe direction."
Through a spokesman, Barr said: "This accident only underscores the importance of proven gun safety measures, especially when owning and handling antique firearms."
Widener had opened his gun cabinet to Barr and others at the reception and acknowledged that it is unsafe to store a loaded weapon there.
Barr is locked in a tight Republican primary with fellow incumbent John Linder in Georgia's redrawn 7th Congressional District. Barr has tied his NRA endorsement closely to his campaign.
Of the gun accident, Linder said: "The first time you hear this, it's funny. But it's not funny. The guy's a loose cannon. I've been around guns a lot. I just don't pick up other people's guns."
The election is Aug. 20.
-- nice going Burton (good demonstration @ responsible. gun ownership), August 09, 2002
Their money is better spent on Charlton Heston. Even with Alzheimer's, he still remembers not to pull the trigger with people around.
Well at least we can be thankful it wasn't Dumbya playing with the gun, he would have killed someone for sure. That guy could fuck up a wet dream.
-- duuuh (dumbass burton @ coulda. killed somebody), August 09, 2002.
Why couldn't Bob Barr get shot in the ass. God, where were you?
-- Peter Errington (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 09, 2002.
LOL, this is the kind of thing that usually happens with 6 year-old boys playing with Daddy's guns. Typical behavior for the infantile pugs, playing with guns at a party to make themselves feel macho.
-- (Wow, look at me everybody! @ I'm holding. a loaded weapon! BAAAM!), August 09, 2002.