Why are there so many shooting incidents and other gun crimes on Walmart property?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Man with gun license unintentionally shoots himself in Pennsylvania Walmart parking lot

Scene of unintentional shooting at State College Walmart
Occurred July 9, 2013.

A man carrying a concealed handgun, with a conceal carry license, was in the parking lot of a Walmart store in State College, Pennsylvania, when the gun fell out of its holster.  When he tried to pick it up, he unintentionally discharged it, striking himself in the hand.

From an article:
According to Petrick, the 45-year-old victim was walking through the Walmart parking lot when a passing driver waved him across the road, "He jogged across the traffic way, the gun fell out of his holster, he picks it up and it discharges," says Petrick. 
"He had several bags in his hand and was rushing to pick up the gun and got tangled up." 
The gunshot, fired from a .40 caliber Glock, struck the man in his right hand. 
He was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment. There's no word on the extent of his injuries. 
Petrick says no one else was hurt and, "The bullet fell right there on the asphalt." 
The victim has a valid firearm carry permit. No charges will be filed.
He's lucky no one was killed -- this time.  With no charges, there's nothing to stop it from happening again.

Remember, Walmart supports conceal carry in its stores.  This is at least the 9th time someone with a legally concealed handgun has unintentionally or purposely shot themselves or others at Walmart stores in 2012 or 2013.

Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.