Nicholas J. Ellingford mistakenly pulled the trigger while placing the pistol back into the waistband of his pants, police in Lincoln City, Oregon, said.
"We could have taken your order outside if you didn't want to... and if I tell you to wear one, you're going to shoot me?" the employee asked.
Subject to specific credentialing, Marine Corps law enforcement personnel will now be allowed to partake in concealed carry while off duty.
Some rigorous studies have found that permissive concealed carry rules lead to a decrease in homicides, and others find that these laws increase the number of homicides or have no substantive effect.
Gun owners in the state of Texas can now legally bring firearms into churches, synagogues and schools after a loosening of restrictions passed by legislators earlier this year.
The El Paso gun store also had twice as many gun sales the week after the Walmart massacre, which did not happen after previous mass shootings in Texas.
"The sign says 'no firearms or weapons beyond this point,'" Stubbs said. "It was very visible, on my door."
Wisconsin Democrat Shelia Stubbs posted a sign outside her office banning firearms, but her Republican colleague didn't pay it much attention.
The couple were making a purchase at a grocery store in Land O'Lakes, Florida, when the wife's gun accidentally when off, striking her husband with a bullet.
Police require over 700 hours of training to carry a firearm. Teachers in one Ohio school district will need just 27.
Out-of-state residents can apply for a nonresident concealed carry permit in Virginia without ever stepping foot in the state, or placing a finger on a trigger.
As interest in concealed carry weapons increases, so does the momentum on the gun violence prevention side of the firearms debate.
Students and teachers over the age of 18 should be allowed to "protect themselves" with firearms inside high school and college classrooms, said an Ohio lawmaker.
In August this year, Nevada voted narrowly in support of Question 1 for background checks on private gun sales.
The legislation is a direct response to last week's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, at a congressional baseball game practice.
Matt Bevin suggested people walk through troubled neighborhoods and pray with the community there.
Two Republicans are trying to pass a bill that would allow people in Wisconsin to carry guns without a permit or training.
A study has found that even those who own guns favor placing restrictions on where law-abiding citizens can carry firearms.
Despite the 2008 "Heller" case, the Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the right to carry a gun outside of the home.
The move by a Democratic AG signals a push to tighten firearms restrictions in a state with a GOP-led legislature.
There is an easy solution to America's arguments about gun control, but the childish extremists on both sides need to leave the room.