There were no injuries and charges were not filed in the incident Photo by Thinkstock

There were no injuries and charges were not filed in the incident. (Photo by Thinkstock.)

Parent Petitions Gold's Gym to Ban Guns at Child Care Locations after Shooting Incident

The online petition, which had 165 signatures Monday, came after a discharged gun incident at a Gold's Gym in South Carolina.

A member of a Gold's Gym in South Carolina is petitioning the corporate office to ban guns at all locations where child care is present.

The online petition started by Claiborne Linvill, which had 165 signatures Monday, came after a discharged gun incident at the Gold's Gym in Clemson, South Carolina, in early July.

Club manager Rob Harrell brought two handguns to the club to show a member, according to the Greenville News. The member pulled the trigger on one of the guns, and it discharged, shooting a bullet through Harrell's desk in his office.

There were no injuries, and charges were not filed.

"It was a horrible mistake, but nothing major happened," Harrell told the Greenville News.

Linvill started the online petition during the week of July 13.

"I don't want to take their guns away. I just don't want them to bring their guns to the gym where I’m working out with my kids," Linville told WSPA

Gold's Gym requests firearms not be brought inside corporate locations. However, it allows franchisees to determine their own rules, according to a Facebook post from Gold's Gym cited by WSPA.

"We always want to respect the local firearm regulations in the states we operate and expect our franchisees to do the same," the Facebook post read.

A request from Club Industry seeking comment for this story was not immediately returned.

On July 16, the Gold's Gym in Clemson told WSPA it is now following corporate firearms procedures.

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