Accidental gunfire narrowly misses Loews hotel guests
June 12, 2012 05:55 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A woman faces felony charges after shooting a gun inside a room at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Monday night.
According to the affidavit, Rachel Buck told officers she accidentally discharged her gun in the room and the round went through the headboard, into the wall and through the adjoining room's headboard at the hotel on West End Avenue.
Police reported the bullet missed the people in the adjoining room by one foot.
No injuries were reported.
Loews did not comment on the incident, except to say that all of its guests involved in the incident had checked out.
Gun safety expert Buford Tune told Nashville's News 2 that the woman facing charges had a right to carry the weapon into the room, even if the hotel, like Loews, posts a "no guns" sign.
Tune said "the Second Amendment says you have the right to keep and bear arms to protect your home, that is your temporary home when you pay for that hotel room."
Police did not release any further details about the shooting.
Buck, whose age and addressed was not released, was charged with reckless endangerment.
She has since been released on a $2,000 dollar bond.