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On Friday, an 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship. The shooting on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains took place as church elders discussed a local sheriff’s “weapons and worship” seminar, following the massacre of 26 people at a rural Texas church earlier this month. While they were discussing this, one of the church members said, "I carry a weapon with me everywhere" and pulled a loaded Ruger .380-caliber pistol from his back pocket. The man removed the magazine and cleared the chamber to show the pistol to the others. He then reloaded it, put a round in the chamber and put it back in his pocket. When another person asked to see the pistol, the man took it out of his pocket and his finger accidentally hit the trigger. The bullet struck his right hand and then went through his 80-year-old wife’s abdomen and right forearm. The bullet missed the woman’s vital organs, and the couple was listed in stable condition at a hospital.


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