This is hilarious, you just can’t make this stuff up (not of course for the poor guy who was shot). The BBC reports:
Three Chinese reporters attending a police briefing on the success of an anti-gun campaign were accidentally shot, media reports say.
An officer picked up one of the weapons on show – a confiscated home-made gun – but it went off in his hand.
A reporter needed surgery for injuries to his ankle, crotch and chest, after being hit by what appeared to be pebbles fired by the gun.
It was a homemade shotgun designed for birds. UPDATE: Actually it was a homemade double barreled pistol shotgun!
I think if anyone needs guns confiscated it is the Chinese police. Stay clear of them if you are attending the Olympics 😉
The classic policeman-discharging-his-pistol-in-a-classroom video shows incredible lack of safety but it is even more unbelievable that nobody checked to ensure the gun was unloaded between confiscating it, processing it, storing it and then displaying it to the media.
UPDATE: I found a photo of the gun at china.org.cn
Very cool. A double barreled pistol!