Gun Store Owner Compares Accidental Shooting to Not Wearing Seat Belt (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Jared Priddy accidentally shot and killed his father-in-law, John Warden, on Saturday at the Austin Premiere Gun Show at Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas.

According to Cedar Park Police, the men were in their car in the parking lot when Pridd was "manipulating" the gun after reloading it (video below).

The gun went off, hitting Warden once. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he died.

Michael Cargill, owner of a local gun store and a licensed handgun instructor, compared the shooting to someone not wearing a seat belt.

"This is no different than this little incident we saw a day or so ago where two kids were ejected from a vehicle because they weren't wearing a seat belt," Cargill told My Fox Austin. "We don't blame the vehicle for that incident so we're not gonna blame the guns for this incident."

Tim Finucane, owner of Premiere Gun Shows, struck a more sympathetic tone.

“It’s a tragic event,” Finucane told KXAN. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

Premier Gun Shows have decided to reschedule the gun show to Aug. 2-3, 2014.

Sources: My Fox Austin and KXAN