Home Improvement Shopping Once Again Leads To Shooting Accident

If you’re shopping for linoleum flooring, do you really need to be packing heat?

Some people think so, as evidenced by the second (that we know of) shooting accident to occur in the last week at an American home improvement store.

The latest such mishap came Thursday at a Cheyenne, Wyo. Lowe’s store, where a woman was shot in the arm after another customer’s handgun fell out of its holster. According to the AP, the gun belonged to an unidentified 58-year-old woman.

The gun accident at Lowe’s came exactly one week after a customer at a Brighton, Mich. Home Depot shot himself in the butt with his .40-caliber Glock as he was reaching for his wallet.


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