Gun Vendor Charged With Assault

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BLOOMSBURG -- A vendor at a gun show in Columbia County has been charged with simple assault.

Police say Geoffrey Hawk of the Philadelphia area accidentally shot a woman in the leg Saturday during a demonstration at the Eagle Arms Gun Show at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

The victim was treated and released at a hospital.


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  • Joe Schmoe

    Warlock, your comments are ridiculous. They haven’t even released who’s gun it was! Yes he should’ve checked the chamber. This is a simple accident. Assault charges wont stick once it goes to court. Maybe some negligence, but that’s it. What we have now is the “make an example” aspect of the arrest coming out. Will this stop any of the vendors or exhibitors from going to another gun show? No. They reopened an hour after the incident!!!

    • Joe Schmoe

      That would be me! First person to post in here wanting all guns taken away because of this in 3..2..1.. Oh wait…

  • Warlock

    The gun nuts are right. Criminals don’t care what the signs say.

    If only the woman had a gun, she’d have been able to protect herself from this assault.

    Guns don’t assault people. Gun vendors from Philadelphia assault people.

    • xua19

      You’re retarded. This is a gun show. The dude’s doing a demonstration; shoots her in the leg accidentally. He didn’t THREATEN her. He didn’t tell her, “Hey, I’m going to accidentally shoot you.” Therefore, a gun could not have “defended” her, as she didn’t know that she would be shot by the guy. She can’t predict the future. Even if she was shot, the gun wouldn’t be “defending her” if she shot back at the vendor, since she was already shot, and if she shot the gun back, she would be charged with assault or murder (if she killed him), since he didn’t intend to shoot at her in the first place. You bozo.

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