August 13th, 2013
01:33 AM ET

Gun safety instructor shoots student

Oh the irony. An Ohio man was shot in the arm. At a gun safety class.

Michael Piemonte was attending a concealed-carry class with his wife Alison in central Ohio's Fairfield County over the weekend. Such classes are required for anyone wanting carry a concealed weapon in the state.

There were 29 students in the lecture-type class, Piemonte said. He was sitting in the front row.

While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defense techniques, the gun went off.


Filed under: Ohio • U.S.
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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Friendly fire isn't.

    August 13, 2013 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. petoskey ron

    "the gun went off..." bad gun...bad...bad...bad..!

    August 13, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    August 13, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    I predict this will be an upcomming episode on the show "Ridiculousness!"

    August 13, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    If ever a story screamed for it, this one does.

    August 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lmao so true @ banasy, and they've had some whoppers on that show! This quite possibly win them an award!

    August 14, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. piankie

    Haha reposted.

    August 14, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. M Savick

    And these people want to carry guns in more public places including schools? Who is crazier them or us for letting this guy teach a gun safety class. What ever happened to "Never point a gun at anyone unless you intend to shoot them?

    August 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. martin

    Wow, defies moronic! Who in his/her right mind conducts a gun safety class with a loaded gun and points it at the class?

    September 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ivan Libya

    Guns don't kill people, safety instructors with guns kill people.

    September 6, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. jay howard

    I don't see what the big deal is... the shooter was just recruiting for the GOP and the NRA.

    September 6, 2013 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. sarahfalin

    bombs don't kill people bomber pilots do

    September 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sarahfalin

    You know bombs don't kill people bomber pilots do

    September 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. personal training Long Island

    Gun safety instructor shoots student, Incredible! Could you imagine?

    January 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |