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Arms Dealer May Face Charges After Gun Goes Off at Show

Posted on: 6:23 am, November 12, 2013, by

KIDDER TOWNSHIP — Police said charges may be filed against a firearms dealer from Northampton County, after a gun went off during a gun show in Carbon County.

Police said on Saturday morning during a show at Split Rock Resort, William McPoyle of Jacobsburgs Guns in Nazareth was slightly injured when the gun he was handling discharged.

McPoyle was not hit by the bullet and refused medical treatment.

The Carbon County district attorney will decide if Mcpoyle will be charged in the incident.

3 comments

  • Shooter says:

    I was a little bummed that I didn’t have any gas money to go to the show, now I’m not so disappointed

  • Christine says:

    Was it his or a customers? Makes a difference, but he should have still practiced the golden rules. The most important one is to treat every firearm as if it’s loaded, even if you “know” it’s not.

  • Peyton says:

    If that guy doesn’t know how to properly check his firearm, before handling it, he shouldn’t be allowed to sell them, he should be charged with reckless endangerment and have all of his privileges revoked. He apparently needs some schooling, he is in the wrong field. He should be made an example of and held to a higher set of standards than any John Doe. So glad my son, who took the hunter safety course and practices safety with firearms, was at that show, only to find out he was in harms way! What a joke, thinking he was safe!

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