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April 28, 2013 edition

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Vicksburg, Miss.-- A 10-year-old boy has died after he was accidentally shot in the head at his home about 9 p.m. Monday. Three people were in the home at the time of the shooting. No charges have been filed.

Chester, Penn. -- A 17-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound to the head after a drive-by shooting about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The gunfire also left an 18-year-old wounded in serious condition, a 16-year-old wounded in stable condition, and a 40-year-old man in stable condition after one of the stray bullets struck him as he walked to a store.

New Orleans, La. -- A 26-year-old man repairing his gun accidentally shot himself to death about 1:30 a.m. yesterday.

Tampa, Fla. -- A 38-year-old man shot and killed his 37-year-old estranged wife before using the gun to kill himself. A relative found their bodies just before 7 p.m. Friday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man was shot and killed about 6 a.m. today.

Bethel Park, Penn. -- A 31-year-old man was shot and killed by a music-store owner after the man walked into the store and tried to attack him and his wife with a wooden night-stick about 12:15 p.m. yesterday.

Berkeley, Mo. -- A man with a gunshot wound showed up at a gas station and asked for help about 12:10 a.m. today. He died a short time later.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 57-year-old man was fatally shot while driving his work van in an apparent robbery attempt about 3 p.m. yesterday.

Miami, Fla. -- A 20-year-old man was shot and killed and another was shot and wounded about 1 a.m. yesterday.

Williston, Fla. -- About 8 p.m. yesterday, one person was shot and killed and five people were shot and wounded while in the middle of a street festival attended by 10,000 people. One of the wounded victims was listed in critical condition; no report on the others wounded.

Stony Point, N.Y. -- A man accidentally shot himself at a residence about 10 a.m. Friday. The injury was reported as non life-threatening.

Great Bend, Kan. -- A male accidentally shot himself in the leg while at a friend’s house about noon on Thursday. No word on his condition.

Oakville, Mo. -- An 18-year-old male accidentally shot his mother in the leg while cleaning a gun at home about 7 p.m. Thursday. Her injuries were considered non-life threatening.

Amarillo, Tex. -- Three men, ages 32, 29, and 21, were shot and wounded after a fight broke out in a nightclub and it spilled out into the parking lot about 2 a.m. Thursday. A 27-year-old man was arrested. All three victims have injuries reported as critical.

Elk Grove, Calif. -- An 18-year-old man was shot at a park about 4:45 p.m. Friday. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old woman was shot twice in the leg about 1 p.m. yesterday. She was listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 54-year-old man apparently shot himself in the abdomen about 3:15 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was found collapsed on a front lawn with a gunshot wound in his back about 11:10 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man walked into a police station about 1 a.m. today with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man was shot in the toe during a robbery attempt about 2:15 a.m. today. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot while standing on a corner with another man about 3:15 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was standing outside with several others about 4 a.m. today when someone approached them and opened fire. The victim was struck twice in the buttocks. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man walked into a medical center with a gunshot wound around 6:30 a.m. today.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man standing in front of a barber shop was shot in the leg about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said there was a dispute between the victim and the shooter before the incident. No word on the victim’s condition.

Henrico County, Va. -- A 4-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg about 7 a.m. yesterday. He was with another child at the time of the shooting. The gun belonged to his father. The boy’s injuries were not considered life-threatening

Anniston, Ala. -- A 21-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the calf about 1:30 p.m. last Sunday. He was looking at the gun while sitting in a car and the weapon discharged. He was expected to recover.

Des Moines, Iowa -- Two people were wounded at a gentleman’s club early today when shots were fired after 300 to 400 people had gathered outside for an after-hours party. Two people were in custody. No word on the condition of the victims’

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man was shot in the leg about 4:30 a.m. today. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Shots fired into a residence wounded a 26-year-old woman as she played cards with several others late last night. The bullet struck her in the foot. No word on her condition.

Charleston, W.V. -- A man was shot about four times in the torso around 7:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim was reported as conscious and alert.

Sanford, Fla. -- A 25-year-old man was found unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound in a wooded area on Friday. Police said the man’s apartment showed signs of a struggle and his car was missing car. His injuries were reported as life-threatening.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 40-year-old man was shot in the abdomen by a woman around 2 p.m. yesterday. The woman was arrested. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- A 50-year-old man, his 25-year-old son, and another man were shot at an apartment complex about 4 p.m. yesterday. The son was listed in critical condition; the father’s injuries were considered non life-threatening. The third victim was treated and released.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, The Anniston (Ala.) Star, Chicago Tribune, Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, KCCI-TV Des Moines, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KMOV-TV St. Louis, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times-Picayune, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFTV-TV Orlando, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, WTVR-TV Richmond

Addendum for April 28, 2013

Help spread the word:

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April 27, 2013 edition

Marengo, Ohio -- A 10-year-old boy died after he was accidentally shot in the chest while playing with a shotgun with other children in his family’s garage about 6 p.m. Thursday.

Vancouver, Wash. -- A 51-year-old man shot and killed his 57-year-old fiancée before killing himself with the gun about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Troy, Ala. -- A 53-year-old woman was shot in the head and killed about 8:30 a.m. yesterday, allegedly by her 56-year-old brother.

Pine Bluff, Ark. -- A 24-year-old man was found fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Bloomfield, N.J. -- A 24-year old man was shot and killed while on a street about 3:30 a.m. today.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 4 p.m. Thursday.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 49-year-old man was shot and killed and a 17-year-old male was shot and wounded about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said the teenager suffered a graze wound to the back.

Choctaw, Okla. -- A 46-year-old man was shot by a 22-year-old woman as he got out of the shower at his residence on Monday. The woman claimed the two began fighting two days earlier because the man wouldn’t let her leave the house. She is being held by authorities.

Denver, Colo. -- After a fight inside a restaurant spilled outside, a man was fatally shot in the parking lot about 3 a.m. today.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 19-year-old man was shot and killed and two others -- a 21-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man -- were shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The two wounded victims were expected to recover.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man driving a car was shot in the head and killed by a man on a bicycle about 6 p.m. yesterday. A 27-year-old passenger in the car was shot in the shoulder. The wounded victim was listed in stable condition. The shooter, a 24-year old male, was taken into custody.

Penn Hills, Penn. -- Two people were shot and wounded about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition of either victim.

Opa-Locka, Fla. -- One man was shot and killed and one man was shot and wounded after an argument began and shots were fired outside a business just before noon on Thursday. One man has been arrested. No word on the condition of the wounded victim.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy was struck in the leg while on his front porch after four shots rang out from a passing car about 2 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition at a local hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man suffered a wound to his thigh about 5 p.m. yesterday. He was treated at the scene.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 2 a.m. today with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 29 and 26, were shot in the leg near an alley about 3:20 a.m. today. Both victims were listed in good condition.

Oberlin, Ohio -- Four people, ages 26, 23, 22, and 17, were shot and wounded late Thursday night in the parking lot of an apartment complex. All of the victims were treated and released from a local hospital. A suspect was arrested. Police believe the shooting might have been related to a dispute between the suspect and at least one of the victims.

Houston, Tex. -- A 51-year-old man was shot while outside a club about 3 a.m. Friday morning when he got into an argument with an employee of the club and the employee pulled a gun and shot him. Police believe the shooting was related to a previous dispute between the two men. The victim was expected to survive.

Oxnard, Calif. -- A 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were shot and wounded after they we confronted by four males while on a street and words were exchanged about 8 p.m. Monday. Both victims were expected to survive.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man and a woman were shot while at a bar last night. Their injuries were considered minor.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Three men, ages 36, 23, and 20, were shot and wounded while on a street about 1:30 a.m. today when a gunman opened fire on them. All three victims were listed in stable condition.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A man was shot and wounded while on a street about 3 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 51-year-old man was shot and wounded while on a street about 3:10 a.m. today. He was listed in stable condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Five people were shot and wounded at a house party about 2:45 a.m. today. One of the wounded reportedly has life-threatening injuries.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WFTV-TV Orlando, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for April 27, 2013

Help spread the word:

http://www.theydontworkforyou.org/

April 26, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 25, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 24, 2013 edition

Manchester, Ill. -- Five people were fatally shot at a housing complex about 4:30 a.m. today -- a 65-year-old grandmother, her 22-year-old granddaughter, the granddaughter’s boyfriend, a 5-year-old boy, and a 1-year-old boy. A 6-year-old girl was shot and wounded. She was listed in critical condition. The suspect, a 43-year-old man, fled the scene but was later shot and killed by police. He had been going through a custody battle with his estranged wife over their 4-year-old daughter. His estranged wife was the daughter of the grandmother.

Dade City, Fla. -- A 49-year-old woman killed herself with a gun about 10:20 a.m. yesterday after barricading herself inside her home when police arrived with a warrant for her arrest.

Waukesha, Wis. -- Police are looking for a 26-year-old man after a 24-year-old woman was fatally shot Monday evening during a domestic dispute between the two. The woman was shot once in the head. She is survived by a 3-year-old daughter.

New Orleans, La. -- Two men, one of them 26-year-old, were shot multiple times and killed while on a porch after two men approached and opened fire about 5:50 p.m. yesterday. Neighbors heard 12 to 15 shots. Three houses away, an 8-year-old boy playing on a sidewalk was struck in the stomach and arm by stray bullets from the shooting. The child was listed in critical but stable condition.

Rex, Ga. --Three men were shot, one fatally, as they walked along a wooded shortcut path between a mobile-home park and a gas-station convenience store Monday night. The wounded men were expected to survive. Police believe the shooting motive might have been robbery.

Long Beach, Calif. -- A woman was found fatally shot and lying on the ground about 11:40 p.m. yesterday.

Washington, D.C. -- A 32-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in a street near his home about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. He was struck several times in the chest.

Oakland, Calif. -- A woman driving a car was shot and killed about 2:45 p.m. yesterday.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 23-year-old man was found shot to death about 6:20 a.m. Monday.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 27-year-old man was shot to death in the first-floor hallway of a housing complex about 1:10 p.m. today. The victim was shot in the chest.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot while riding a bicycle yesterday morning.

Aurora, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in a yard about 9 p.m. last night. He was shot in the head.

Canyon County, Idaho --  A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot and wounded her 10-month-old brother as the two waited for their mother in their car at home after the woman left them unattended for “a matter of seconds” around 4:15 p.m. Monday. The gun belonged to the parents of the children. The boy was treated and released from a local hospital.

Wilmington, Del. -- A 7-year-old boy was shot in the hand around 10 p.m. Monday after his 11-year-old brother found a gun and accidentally discharged the weapon. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Miami, Fla. -- A woman riding in a vehicle with several others on the way to a gun range was accidentally shot in the jaw when a weapon discharged. No charges were filed.

Cartersville, Ga. -- A nurse at a medical center was cleaning his .38 caliber Derringer before going outside to shoot the gun when it accidentally discharged striking him in the hand about 9 p.m. Sunday. No charges were filed.

Salina, Kan. -- While carrying an armload of guns about 5 p.m. Monday, a 38-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg when he dropped a Colt .45 revolver and it discharged upon hitting the ground. The bullet went through his lower leg and then continued on through a window-screen of a home. The round was later discovered lying on the floor in the home.

Leesburg, Va. -- A 33-year-old man accidentally shot and wounded himself while storing a gun around noon on Saturday. The injury was considered non life-threatening.

Champaign, Ill. -- A man was shot and wounded in a motel room about 12:45 a.m. today after meeting with two people who proceeded to pull out guns. He was struck as he tried to run away. No word on his condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was shot at a market yesterday evening. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 27-year-old man was shot and wounded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 29-year-old man was shot once in the back about 1:40 a.m. today when a group of people began fighting outside a bar. The victim was expected to fully recover.

Brown County, Tex. -- About 7 p.m. Sunday, as someone was checking-out a new rifle-scope by pointing the weapon out a bedroom window, the gun accidentally discharged sending a bullet that hit a neighbor’s house .

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Chicago Tribune, The (Cartersville, Ga.) Daily Tribune News, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KSAL.com, LoudounTimes.com, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WAND-TV Decatur, Washington Post, WCAU-TV Philadelphia, WMC-TV Memphis, WPLG-TV Miami, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSVN-TV Miami  

Addendum for April 24, 2013

Sadly, as we learned a week ago today, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 23, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 22, 2013 edition

Federal Way, Wash. -- Five people are dead after shooting that began as a domestic dispute. A 28-year-old man fatally shot his girlfriend in their apartment about 9:30 p.m. yesterday before going into the parking lot where he confronted and fatally shot two men. He then used a shotgun to blast open a door and fatally shoot a 61-year-old man who was yelling for someone to call 911. The suspect was shot and killed when police arrived. The man reportedly had a history of domestic violence but had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Brentwood, Tenn. -- Police have arrested the husband of a woman found fatally shot in her home yesterday evening.

Lorain, Ohio -- Three people -- a woman, her 33-year-old boyfriend, and her estranged husband -- were found fatally shot in a bedroom about 4 p.m. yesterday in what police believe was a double-murder and suicide. The woman had two children ages 7 and 1. Police did not say if the children were at home at the time of the shootings.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. last Friday. Police believe he was shot during a robbery attempt.

Pomona, Calif. -- A 52-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Pomona, Calif. -- A 44-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle about 9:40 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck multiple times.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 46-year-old man was shot and killed by a 26-year-old man after the two had a verbal disagreement at a restaurant about 5:45 a.m. Saturday. The shooter was arrested.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and another man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of an apartment complex yesterday afternoon. The wounded man was listed in serious condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A woman was fatally shot about 10:15 a.m. today.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- A man arguing with at least two other men in a parking lot was shot and killed about 9:40 p.m. Friday.

Sacramento, Calif. -- A man in his 20s was shot and killed in the courtyard area of an apartment complex about 8 p.m. yesterday.

Cheltenham Township, Penn. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and killed when he forced his way into an apartment late Friday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his early 20s was found fatally shot about 4:50 a.m. today.

Miami, Fla. -- A man was shot and killed yesterday afternoon.

Terrytown, La. -- A man was found lying on the ground fatally shot about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had been talking with a man while in the back courtyard of a building when multiple shots were fired from nearby. The victim was struck several times.

North Highlands, Calif. -- A 10-year-old boy was shot five times while outside a home at a family birthday party about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Most of the children at the gathering were in the backyard at the time, but the victim and another child happened to be in the front yard of the home when a car pulled up and at least six shots were fired at them. No word on his condition. The other child suffered a graze wound to the arm.

Philadelphia, Penn --A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in extremely critical condition.

Harvey, La. -- Police responding to reports of gunfire at an apartment about 4:30 a.m. today found five people shot -- three children under the age of three and two adults. The gunmen knocked on the door claiming to be police and when an adult opened it the gunmen opened fire. It is believed the children were sleeping in the living room. All the victims were reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Grayson County, Tex. -- Students taking a concealed handgun license class at a rodeo grounds accidentally shot a man who was fishing in a nearby pond. The victim is expected “to be okay.”

Wilmington, N.C. -- A man accidentally shot another man about 5:00 a.m. yesterday. The victim was reported as recovering.

Lake Hill, N.Y. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the hand with a shotgun around 1 p.m. Sunday. He was listed in stable condition.

Hodgenville, Ky. -- A 55-year-old man who threaten to kill himself in front of family members was shot in the shoulder when one of the relatives tried to wrestle a gun away from him. The man was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to an arm about 9:50 p.m. Friday. His condition was reported as non life-threatening.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- A man and a woman, both 22-years-old, were shot and wounded about 8 p.m. yesterday. They were passengers in a parked car that was fired upon from another car that pulled up to theirs. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arm; the woman was shot in the hip. Both were listed in stable, but serious condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and wounded about 5:15 p.m. yesterday.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Chicago Tribune, Daily Freeman, Hartford Courant, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KOMO-TV Seattle, KXII-TV Sherman (Tex.), KXTV-TV Sacramento, Las Vegas Sun, The Morning Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sacramento Bee, Times-Picayune, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WECT-TV Wilmington, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 22, 2013

Sadly, as we learned last Wednesday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 21, 2013 edition

Donald, Ore. -- A 4-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound yesterday. Police were dispatched to the scene about 5:30 p.m.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 17-year-old boy died yesterday after he was shot in the chest and back outside his home about 6 p.m. Friday. The victim was at home with friends and went outside for an unknown reason. Moments later, they heard gunfire and found the victim shot.

Kingston, N.C. -- A 28-year-old man was shot to death by his 34-year-old brother after the two got into an argument yesterday morning. The two were driving down a road together when a fight began. The car stopped and the fight continued, then gunfire rang out.

Winamac, Ind. -- A 60-year-old man is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the head about 10 p.m. last Wednesday.

North Huntingdon, Penn. -- A 68-year-old man fatally shot his 67-year-old wife and 46-year-old son and then used the gun to kill himself last Tuesday.

Houston, Tex. -- A 22-year-old-man filming a music video at a home was fatally shot when a fight broke out on the street in front of the home shortly after 1 a.m. today.

Humble, Tex. -- In a parking lot about 9 p.m. Friday, a woman sat in the front seat of a car while her 23-year-old boyfriend sat in the back with his infant child. They were waiting to meet someone and buy a cell phone from them. While waiting, they were approach by several men, including one armed with a shotgun. When the armed man tried to get into the locked car, the 23-year-old pulled out a handgun and opened fire, killing him.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was found fatally shot and lying in a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck multiple times.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 57-year-old man was shot to death about 3:45 a.m. today in what police believe was a robbery attempt.

Greenville, S.C. --  When a 2-year-old boy reached into the pant’s pocket of his father, a handgun that was in the pocket accidentally discharged, striking the boy in the upper body. No word on his condition.

Myakka , Fla. -- A man about to go hog hunting accidentally shot himself in the stomach about 7 p.m. yesterday when his handgun fell from his holster and the weapon discharge as it hit the ground. No word on his condition.

Weirton, W.V. -- A 14-year-old boy accidental shot himself in the hand late last Thursday afternoon. No word on his condition.

Medina, Ohio -- A 62-year-old police chief accidentally shot himself in the leg when his service handgun discharged as he holstered the weapon while at home and preparing to go to work about 9:30 a.m. last Thursday. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Corpus Christi, Tex. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the head as he was showing a gun to friends while leaving a men’s club about 2:25 a.m. today. He was listed in critical condition.

Rock Hill, S.C. -- A 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself last Monday evening while unloading a .22 caliber rifle after target practicing with friends. The bullet went through his hand and struck his thigh. No word on his condition.

Oconee County, Ga. -- While at home about 7:30 p.m. last Tuesday, a 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg as he was removing a handgun from his pants so as to place the weapon on a shelf. No word on his condition.

Columbus, Ohio -- A 39-year old woman was shot in the face as she rode a city bus last Tuesday afternoon. Police say someone fired shots at the bus and the woman was apparently an innocent victim. She was reported in critical condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two people were injured after getting caught in the middle of a crossfire when the occupants of two vehicles began shooting at each other about 3 a.m. yesterday. A 27-year-old man pulling into a gas station was injured by flying glass when one of the bullets shattered a window in his car. A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm as he entered the gas-station store. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man standing on a corner was shot in the buttocks about 12:50 p.m. yesterday when a car pulled up and someone got out and opened fire on him. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man walking on a street was approached by a gunman who shot him multiple times about 1:25 p.m. yesterday. The victim was struck in the hand, leg, and upper back. He was listed in serious condition. The shooter fled on foot.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old male was shot in the midsection about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot about 4:10 p.m. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 52-year-old man was shot in his side and head about 10:10 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot twice in his right leg while on a street about 3 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was walking with two other people about 3:20 a.m. today when someone came up and shot him in the back outside a convenience store. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Conroe, Tex. -- As a 33-year-old man and his girlfriend were watching television last Sunday, the man’s 3-year-old son found a 9mm handgun in a bedroom nightstand and accidentally discharged the weapon. The child suffered a minor facial injury from the gun-recoil. The bullet lodged in the ceiling. Police charged the father with child endangerment.

Johnson County, Ind. -- As a woman fooled around with a rifle in an apartment about 9 p.m. last Friday, the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through the floor and into the apartment below, where it struck a clock and a wall. She was twirling the rifle in the manner of the lead character in “The Rifleman” television series. The woman said she knew the rifle was loaded but thought the safety was on.

Oconee County, Ga. -- Around 9 p.m. on March 21, police responding to reports of shots fired learned that a 66-year-old man had discharged a shotgun into the air. The man said he fired the gun “to scare the witches away.” Two rifles and a shotgun belonging to the man were turned over to his son for safe keeping.

Hastings, Minn. -- A handgun was accidentally discharged at a gun show yesterday afternoon. No one was injured.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The (Conroe, Tex.) Courier, Hastings (Minn.) Star Gazette, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald, Houston Chronicle, KIII-TV Corpus Christi, The Medina (Ohio) Gazette, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oconeepatch.com, The Oregonian, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pulaski (Ind.) Post, Tampa Tribune, Times-Picayune, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WTOV-TV Steubenville

Addendum for April 21, 2013

Sadly, as we learned last Wednesday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 20, 2013 edition

Lapwai, Idaho -- An 8-year-old boy died from an accidental gunshot wound to the chest about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Texarkana, Ark. -- A 23-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 34-year-old man playing cards with a group of people was fatally shot about 12:45 a.m. today.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot about 6:45 p.m. yesterday.

Durham, N.C. -- A 19-year-old male was found shot to death inside a car that crashed into a fence about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

Stamford, Conn. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and a 44-year-old man was shot and wounded in front of a barber shop about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses said someone opened fire on a group of people in front of the shop and then fled in a vehicle. The wounded victim is expected to survive.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 37-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 7:45 p.m. last night.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot while in an alley about 12:20 a.m. today.

Houston, Tex. -- When a man got out of his vehicle after pulling into his driveway about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, he was approached by three masked gunmen who exited from a vehicle that had pulled in behind him. After he handed over his keys and other items as demanded by the gunmen, he was told to lead them into his house. A friend of the man inside the house at the time then opened fire at the suspects, killing one of them. The other two gunmen escaped in their vehicle.

Irvington, N.J. -- A 19-year-old male was shot and killed as he stepped out of a car about 10:50 p.m. Thursday. Police believe the gunfire might have come from a passing vehicle.

Miami, Fla. --A several-days-long dispute between a group of men led to one man fatally shooting another about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Miramar, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot and another man was shot and wounded about 1:45 a.m. yesterday. Police said several people including the two victims were standing in a driveway when someone came up and started shooting. The wounded victim was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

New Orleans, La. -- A 43-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a home about 5 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot multiple times.

Akron, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 5 p.m. Thursday. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was shot while on a street about 2 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. He was treated and released from a local hospital. Two people are in custody.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two men were shot at a gas station about 3 a.m. today. The victims were expected to survive.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A woman was shot at 2:40 a.m. today. She was expected to survive.

Baltimore, Md. -- Two women and a 26-year-old man were shot and wounded outside a bar around midnight last night. None of the victims had injuries considered life-threatening.

Charleston, W.V. -- When a man accidentally bumped into another man at a convenience store about 3 a.m. today, the man who was bumped pulled out a gun and shot the man in the head. The gunman then shot a friend of the victim. Both victims were listed in critical condition. Police have the name of a suspect.

Montgomery, Ala. -- Someone was shot Thursday evening and a 27-year-old man has been arrested and charge with attempted murder. The victim was listed in life-threatening, stable condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man was in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 3:30 a.m. today when he was approached by someone who shot him in the stomach and then robbed him. The victim’s injuries were described as very serious.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KTVB-TV Boise, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFTV-TV Orlando, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 20, 2013

Sadly, as we learned Wednesday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 19, 2013 edition
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April 18, 2013 edition

Akron, Ohio -- Police say four people -- two men and two women -- were found fatally shot in the head in the basement of a housing complex around 2:30 p.m. today. All the victims looked to be in their 20s.

Houston, Tex. -- A 5-month old girl was found under a bed in an apartment where a man and woman had been fatally shot and another man was suffering from a gunshot wound. The woman and the wounded man were shot in the head. Friends of one of the men came upon the scene after they went to check on him about 6 p.m. yesterday because he had not shown up for work. The survivor was listed in critical condition. The baby did not appear to be injured.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man and woman, both appearing to be in their 20s, were found fatally shot in a house yesterday afternoon. Both had been shot multiple times. Police are calling the man a suspect and believe the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute between the two.

Brook Park, Ohio -- Police found a 25-year-old man fatally shot after they were called about a disturbance at a motel room about 9:45 a.m. yesterday. A 19-year-old man was later arrested.

Sanford, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday outside a home. The victim, a father of four, was in the Army and a veteran of the Iraq War and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Police are looking for multiple shooters.

Reserve, La. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot while driving a car about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. He was struck once in the upper torso.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest was driven by two companions to a hospital about 6:15 p.m. yesterday. The victim later died.

Rialto, Calif. -- Police responding to a call at a gentleman’s club about 7:20 p.m. yesterday found a man in his 40s who fatally shot himself after he had shot and wounded a female dancer in her 20s who did not respond to his advances. About 20 other people were in the club at the time. No one else was injured. The woman was listed in critical condition.

Gurley, Ala. -- An unsupervised 2-year-old child accidentally suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand on Tuesday. The injury was not considered life-threatening.

Fitchburg, Mass. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the stomach while showing his newly acquired gun to a cousin.

Kensett, Ark. -- A 30-year-old man was shot at a home while fighting with the 49-year-old homeowner around 2:30 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Atlanta, Ga. -- When a man and his wife confronted robbers attempting to steal their car outside their home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the two were shot and wounded when the husband and robbers exchanged gunfire. The husband was shot twice in the upper back and his wife suffered two gunshot wounds to her legs. Police are looking for three suspects. The two victims were reported in stable condition.

Miami, Fla. -- A woman in her 50s or early 60s was shot in the neck outside her home about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Police are calling the case a robbery and suspect that two male intruders came into the woman’s home. A search for the two suspects is underway. The victim was in critical condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 19-year-old man was shot while on a street about 11:10 p.m. yesterday. He was reported in stable condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- After leaving a nightclub about 2:30 a.m. yesterday, a woman along with her 31-year-old boyfriend and another friend were driving home on an interstate highway when someone in another vehicle opened fire on them. The woman, who was driving, was grazed by a bullet and the man was shot in the arm. No word the victims’ conditions.

Memphis, Tenn. --A woman in a grocery-store parking lot this morning was shot in the leg during an apparent robbery attempt. A suspect is in custody. The victim was reported in non-critical condition

Polk County, Fla. -- A man shot his girlfriend three times Tuesday night.
Police report the victim survived the shooting. They are looking for the boyfriend.

Pagedale, Mo. -- A man was shot in his home about 5:45 p.m. yesterday by two men who were there to sell him a car. Police are looking for the two suspects who fled in a vehicle. No word on the victim’s condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- At least seven shots were fired into a home about 11 p.m. yesterday. Four adults and two juveniles were inside the home at the time but no one was injured. Police do not know if the home was targeted or if it was a random shooting.

La Crosse, Wis. -- A part-time college student who had earlier made threats to campus administrators was arrested after he was seen carrying a shotgun on campus. Police spotted him with the gun about 9:30 a.m. today and he was apprehended. The weapon was not loaded.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sentinelandenterprise.com, Times-Picayune, WFTV-TV Orlando, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 18, 2013

Sadly, as we learned yesterday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood; day after day after day.

Senators who voted against common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted for common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

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Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 01:54 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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