A purse carrying Florida woman accidentally shot her friend in the leg while waiting in line at a Starbucks. Pamela Beck and Amie Peterson were getting coffee when Beck moved to set her bags down in order to pay for her drink. Her purse “hit the ground hard,” and a fully loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun that was in the bottom of the handbag fired, striking Peterson above the knee.
She told police that her father had given her the gun about a year ago, and she hadn’t intended to bring it out in public. “She had forgotten about it” (A whole year … really) Beck does not have a concealed carry weapons permit, according to police, and the case has been referred to prosecutors.