Shooting reporters for the good of China?

When I first read this article, I thought the Chinese had come up with a clever way to get rid of pesky journalists in the run-up to their Olympic-committee sponsored propaganda orgy they’ll be having next month.

Three Chinese reporters attending a police briefing on the success of an anti-gun campaign were accidentally shot, media reports say. An officer picked up one of the weapons on show – a confiscated home-made gun – but it went off in his hand. [From BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Gun briefing backfires in China]