Find Gun Policy Facts

Armed violence prevention, gun control laws and the small arms trade:

Gun Policy News

United States

8 August 2002

Washington Post

It was the shot heard 'round the 7th District of Georgia. Rep. Bob Barr, in the middle of a vicious primary rumble with fellow Republican incumbent John Linder, seems to have accidentally discharged an antique pistol, sending a bullet into a glass door at a campaign event last Friday at the suburban Atlanta home of lobbyist Bruce Widener. During the meet-and-greet for Barr, the host apparently forgot to clear the chamber before handing over his 1908-vintage .38-caliber... (

Read More: Washington Post