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Instructor Shoots Student Accidentally in Ohio Gun Safety Class

Posted on the 13 August 2013 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports

Police say an instructor at a central Ohio gun safety class has accidentally shot a student. 

The Columbus Dispatch reports 73-year-old Terry J. Dunlap Sr. was demonstrating a handgun at a training facility on Saturday when he fired a bullet that ricocheted off a desk and into the right arm of 26-year-old Michael Piemonte. 
The student says the .38-caliber bullet hit him between his elbow and armpit. He says many of the students in the class were nurses who helped stabilize him before he was transported to a Columbus hospital. 
Piemonte tells the newspaper it appears Dunlap didn't know the gun was loaded. Dunlap hasn't responded to requests for comment. 
A police report lists the shooting as accidental.
"Listing the shooting as accidental" is code for "no charges will be filed."
What's your opinion.  Please leave a comment.  Please tell us how in the world a gun safety instructor who does something like that should not forfeit his gun rights.

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