HANOVER, Pa. — A 23-year-old Pennsylvania man participating in a free speech rally at Gettysburg National Military Park accidentally shot himself in the left leg with a revolver Saturday, officials said.

The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. near the General George Meade Equestrian Monument. U.S. Park Police were nearby and able to quickly apply a tourniquet to the man’s leg, according to Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for Gettysburg National Military Park.

Lawhon identified the man as Benjamin Hornberger of Shippenburg. The bullet struck him in the thigh.

Lawhon did not know if Hornberger was with a particular group, only that he was participating in the “First Amendment protests” that were taking place at the park Saturday. Federal law permits firearms in national parks. …


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