US concealed gun safety teacher shoots student
- 14 August 2013
- From the section US & Canada
A gun instructor in the US state of Ohio has accidentally shot a student in the arm in a class for people seeking permits to carry a concealed firearm.
Terry Dunlap, 73, was demonstrating a .38-calibre pistol when it went off and struck Michael Piemonte, 26.
He and his wife were taking the day-long class in order to carry guns for their own safety, he told local media.
All 50 states allow residents to obtain a concealed firearm permit, though training and other requirements differ.
Last month, the state of Illinois became the last to do so, in response to a court order.
The Fairfield County, Ohio, sheriff's office listed the Saturday shooting in the town of Lancaster as accidental, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
"It took me a couple of seconds to realise that I had been shot," Mr Piemonte told CNN.
Mr Piemonte was treated in hospital and released that night.
Mr Dunlap has not spoken publicly about the incident.
Ohio residents seeking a concealed weapon permit must take an approved safety course or show "evidence of imminent danger", pass a criminal background check, and meet other requirements.