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Clearly we need a better quality of blanks:

Kansas City Star: Performer injured during re-enactment of bank robbery in Richmond, Mo:

A performer suffered a leg injury Saturday during an re-enactment of a 1867 bank robbery when a gun accidentally discharged during Outlaw Days in Richmond, Mo.

The re-enactor was hit in the leg when the gun, loaded with blanks, discharged during the reenactment around noon, said festival chairman Jim Carter.

An ambulance took the performer to a Kansas City area hospital for treatment of a moderate leg injury, Carter said. No one else was injured. The rest of the fall festival’s activities continued as scheduled.