Man accidently shoots self at Savannah gun show

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Rincon, Ga., man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Savannah gun show Sunday night.

Police say 26-year-old Charles Lake was exiting the gun show at the Savannah Civic Center when, at 5:10 p.m., he discharged a round into his own leg while re-loading his pistol.

Savannah-Chatham police spokesman Julian Miller said Lake bought the pistol at the gun show on Saturday and had returned Sunday to purchase another gun. Lake was re-loading the pistol in the parking lot because loaded firearms were not allowed inside the gun show.

Following the accidental shooting, Lake was taken to Memorial University Medical Center with an injury not considered to be life-threatening.

Savannah-Chatham police are investigating the incident.

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d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 02/06/12 - 07:50 am
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Seems like some more viable

Seems like some more viable data to support further the understanding and development of gun control.

john
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john 02/06/12 - 08:49 am
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hey he can now play for the

hey he can now play for the NFL!

bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/06/12 - 09:18 am
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Do they award Darwin Purple

Do they award Darwin Purple Heart medals? They should.

We don’t need more gun control, we need more idiot control.

dhpsmp
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dhpsmp 02/06/12 - 10:50 am
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Gun control only works for
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Gun control only works for law abiding people. You can not regulate ignorance.

Common.sense
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Common.sense 02/06/12 - 11:34 am
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I wish reporters would stop

I wish reporters would stop calling these shootings accidents. This man negligently shot himself. He ignored all the safety rules and pulled the trigger. That is not an accident.

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