This is why alot of gun store owners don't want loaded guns in their stores.
From the Weatherford Democrat (newspaper)
"Sept. 12, 2007
Man accidentally shot in face
Danie M. Huffman
An accidental weapon discharge resulted in a man being hospitalized Tuesday morning.
The victim, ***** ********, 69, of Weatherford, was shot in the face with a 9mm handgun while visiting The Gun Store.
The victim was reportedly transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth by air ambulance.
The gun shop, located in the 4400 block of Tin Top Road, has been in business for several years. The store is currently closed with a gate and padlock.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said three people were involved in the shooting and investigators are working the case.
Fowler said apparently, two men came into the store with the handgun and as the trio were conversing, the gun discharged around 10 a.m.
â€œHe is alive,â€ Fowler said Tuesday afternoon. â€œIt was just a straight-up accidental shooting.â€
In a preliminary investigation, witnesses reported ******** entered the store with an friend and sat near a counter. They said another individual inside the store handed the handgun to the attendant for inspection. The employee told deputies he attempted to make sure the weapon was not loaded when it discharged, seriously wounding the man.
As of press time, ******** remained in critical condition in a JPS intensive care unit from a bullet wound which penetrated below his left eye.
A formal investigation is being conducted."