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According to the National Rifle Association, “Guns don’t kill people.” But, as one of its staffers can attest, they sure do shoot people. Which is what happened Friday when an employee of a museum representing the nation’s largest gun-rights organization accidentally shot himself.


USA Today reports that an unnamed staffer at the National Firearms Museum, a site run by the NRA and operating out of its headquarters, shot himself after taking part in firearms training at the organization’s range in Fairfax County, Va.

The 46-year-old man, who suffered a minor wound to the lower body, was taken to a hospital for treatment. The incident happened while the man holstered his pistol and it accidentally fired, police said.

The National Firearms Museum is one of three owned and operated by the NRA.

Read more at USA Today.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Deputy Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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