“Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said three people were inside a pickup truck around 10:15 a.m. outside the Dixie Gun and Knife Show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds when the shooting happened,” wral.com reports. “The driver, identified as 30-year-old William Daniel Glosson, of Cameron, had just bought two guns from the show.” Seems Mr. Glosson felt the need to share his good fortune with a friend . . .
Glosson, who has a concealed-carry permit, handed one of the unloaded guns to Lasonya Judd, who was sitting in the back seat, and he also handed her a loaded gun he already had in the truck. As Judd was looking at the guns, she accidentally fired one, and the bullet struck Alyssa Lewis Glosson, 29, in the back of the head while she was sitting in the truck’s passenger seat.
Thankfully, the bullet just grazed Ms. Glosson’s noggin, leaving her with something of a headache.
Anytime you handle a gun, make sure it’s unloaded. Whenever you pick one up. When you put one away. Whenever someone hands one to you. Before you hand one to someone. That goes double (triple?) when handing a gun to someone without firearms experience. Oh, and always keep a gun pointed in the safest possible direction. And never put your finger on the trigger until your sights are on target.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison has something to add: “Don’t be handling a loaded firearm unless you know what you’re doing.” Copy that.