Vendor accidentally shoots woman in leg while demonstrating weapon at gun show

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pa. — A vendor accidentally shot a woman in the leg while demonstrating a gun at a Pennsylvania gun show on Saturday, according to multiple media reports.

Geoffrey Hawk, 44, told police he thought the gun was unloaded when he demonstrated a concealed-carry wallet holster to Krista Gearhart, 25, of Orangeville.

Gearhart was treated and released for a thigh wound.

The Columbia County district attorney’s office will determine whether Hawk will face criminal charges. He told police he had done a similar demonstration 20 times without incident.

Read more: ABC News / Associated Press

7 comments

  • Steve

    “Geoffrey Hawk, 44, told police he thought the gun was unloaded when he demonstrated a concealed-carry wallet holster to Krista Gearhart, 25, of Orangeville. Gearhart was treated and released for a thigh wound.”
    We thought Jeffrey had a brain! We admit we were wrong. This nincompoop NRA shill should ot be allowed to touch a gun let alone sell one.

    • Conan

      Well Steve, what does that have to do with the NRA? An idiot is trying to run the country but all we get is lies and more lies and more unemployment but I didn’t put him in there. So, NRA didn’t put this idiot in the gun show.

  • Nathan B. Modrow

    If you read other news articles about this story, you will find that the gun was racked and demonstrated many times before this incident and each time before the gun was unloaded. Also, every gun was check by the event staff to be unloaded before entering the facility. In another article, the vendor left the gun on display while he went to perform a background check and when he came back is when the incident happened. Seems like a setup to me, someone loaded the gun.

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