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April 10, 2013 edition

Sumter, S.C. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself after finding a gun in an apartment about 10 a.m. Tuesday

Toms River, N.J. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 6-year-old neighbor. The younger boy found the gun, a .22 caliber rifle, in his house and brought it out to his neighbor’s yard where it somehow discharged, striking the older boy in the head about 7 p.m. Monday.

Brownwood, Tex. --  As someone cleaned a semi-automatic handgun in a house about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through a wall where it struck and killed a 4-year-old girl in another room.

Winchester, Tenn. -- A man accidentally shot and killed himself while cleaning a gun Sunday night.

Kissimmee, Fla. -- When a woman went to pay for gas at a service station, her 25-rear-old brother accidentally shot and killed her 20-year-old boyfriend as the two men were handling a handgun while waiting in the woman’s car on Monday.

White Lake Township, Mich. --  A 32-year-old woman is dead after she was shot several times by her husband who then used the gun to kill himself about 9 p.m. Monday. The woman’s 8-year-old son was in the house at the time and he ran to neighbors who then called police. The child was turned over to his biological father.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 33-year-old man was shot and killed about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

Oakland, Calif.-- A man was shot by one of two suspects about 8:10 p.m. Monday. Both suspects fled. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Oakland, Calif.-- A man was shot by another man who fled on foot about 12:05 a.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A 28-year-old man was shot to death about 4:30 a.m. today in an apparent home invasion. Police said several intruders broke into the home and shot the man in his living room. The man’s girlfriend and four children who were at home at the time were not hurt.

Wilkinsburg, Penn. -- A woman was found fatally shot on a street about 2:45 a.m. today. She was struck in the head.

Bellwood, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man shot in the abdomen Monday was pronounced dead about 5 p.m.

Harris County, Tex. -- About 8:30 p.m. Monday, an 83-year-old man was found sitting on a chair in his living room and bleeding from a fatal gunshot wound. His pick-up truck was missing. A 19-year-old man has been arrested.

Carroll County, Tenn. -- A 22-year-old woman was shot in the stomach by her 2-year-old son. Police say the woman was sleeping with the boy and a 3-week-old baby on Sunday when the boy apparently found a Glock 9 mm handgun underneath a pillow and managed to fire it. The victim was listed in serious but stable condition.

Twinsburg Township, Ohio -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the chest while cleaning a gun about  7:40 p.m. Saturday. He was expected to survive.

Akron, Ohio -- A 20-year-old woman -- a passenger in a car driven by a 23-year old man -- was shot in the shoulder blade after a road-rage incident led to gunfire about 3 p.m. Saturday. The incident began when the driver of another car became angry and, at some point, both cars pulled over. In the course of a verbal dispute, the driver of the other car pulled out a gun and fired four shots at the man’s car and one of the bullets struck the woman. The shooter then left the scene. No word on the condition of the woman.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 8:15 p.m. Monday, a 33-year-old man was found lying on a sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his face, neck, chest, and arms. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 20 and 19, were shot and wounded while on a street about 6 p.m. Monday. The 20-year-old was shot multiple times; the 19-year-old was shot once. Both were listed as stabilized at a local hospital.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach inside a home about 3:45 p.m. Monday. He was expected to recover.

Greeneville, Tenn. -- A 25-year-old man accidentally shot himself through the hand Monday afternoon while cleaning a .22 caliber rifle on his back porch.

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the wrist and leg when his newly purchased 9 mm handgun discharged as he was handling it about 8 p.m. Monday.

El Dorado, Kan. --A private security officer accidentally fired his gun while on duty in an apartment complex about 10:30 p.m. Monday and the bullet went through a wall and struck an 18-year-old college student. The student’s injury was considered minor.

Macon, Ga. -- Three people were wounded when gunfire erupted at a home about 8 p.m. yesterday.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 31-year-old man was standing outside his car about 11:30 p.m. yesterday when two men approached and stole his money before shooting him three times. His injuries were considered life-threatening.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 16-year-old student was arrested after bringing a loaded .22 caliber handgun to school last Friday. A school resource officer found the student in the restroom holding the weapon.

Moody, Ala. -- During a youth baseball game between teams with seven and eight-year-old players, the father of one player pulled handgun on a coach during a game after the father was told by the coach to sit down in the bleachers. The father was arrested and his pistol permit was being revoked.

Today’s sources: accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, The Greenville (Tenn.) Sun, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, (Fort Wayne) News Sentinel, Oakland Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, WBBJ-TV Jackson (Tenn.), WEWS-TV Cleveland, WFTV-TV Orlando, The Wichita Eagle, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSMV-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 10, 2013

This daily carnage will never end unless we take a stand. And if ever there was a day to take a stand, it’s today. That’s because the U. S. Senate is taking up the gun-control issue this week. If we miss this opportunity, another one might never again come along. And the carnage will go on and on and on.

So Washington needs to hear from us -- today. If we don’t speak out, they will only hear the voices of the N.R.A.

Please call, write, email, or Fax today. You can get contact information here.

www.contactingthecongress.org

April 9, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 8, 2013 edition

Lebanon, Tenn. -- The 48-year-old wife of a sheriff’s deputy was shot to death Saturday in their home by a 3-year-old relative who gained access to a gun during a family cookout. The deputy was off-duty and looking at guns in a bedroom with a relative when the woman and the 3-year-old walked in. The child picked up a loaded gun on the bed and the weapon discharged, striking the woman.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in the chest while on a street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Police were calling it a possible drive-by shooting. Three people were taken into custody in connection with the incident.

Akron, Ohio -- An employee of a fast-food restaurant, a 28-year-old man, was fatally shot at work while taking out the trash about 11 p.m. Saturday. He was struck several times.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A man was fatally shot and another man was shot and wounded during a fight at a nightclub about 2 a.m. yesterday. The wounded man was listed in stable condition.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A man was found fatally shot about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. He was struck multiple times.

Long Beach, Calif. -- One man was shot dead and several others were shot and wounded when gunfire broke out just after midnight yesterday. No word on the condition of the wounded.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A 39-year-old man was found shot to death near his apartment building about 2 a.m. yesterday.

Milwaukee, Wis. --Two people were shot and killed about 9 a.m. today.

Manhattan, Kan. -- One person was shot dead and three people were shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 4:10 a.m. yesterday. Police have someone in custody.

Searcy, Ark. -- A 27-year-old man later died after showing up at a hospital about 2:30 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound.

Harris County, Tex. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed outside his home about 11:45 p.m. yesterday. He was shot more than once and died lying on the floor of his garage. Witnesses said a vehicle stopped in front of the home, then a driver wearing a mask got out and walked toward the victim while shooting.

Houston, Tex. -- A 31-year-old woman was fatally shot at a home by her boyfriend about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police are looking for him.

Marietta, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot while in a bar around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man was fatally shot after getting into an argument with an unidentified person around 2 a.m. today.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two 17-year-old boys were shot and wounded as they walked down a sidewalk about 12:30 a.m. today. One of the victims was struck in the chin. He was listed in serious condition at a local hospital. The other boy was struck in the ankle. He was listed in good condition.

Tulsa, Okla. -- A 30-year-old man was found in a roadway fatally shot about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Police believed his body was dumped at the scene from a moving vehicle.

Wickliffe, Ohio -- A 56-year-old man was shot twice in the head about 11:25 a.m. Saturday at his home. After a brief stand-off, police arrested a 53-year-old man who lived with the victim. The victim was listed in stable critical condition.

Channelview, Tex. -- About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, someone was shot twice in the leg at a home after a fight started during a teenage party. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 32-year-old man was shot in the hip about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. The incident might have been connected to a robbery. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the torso by a 22-year-old man at an apartment complex about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. The two had been fighting on and off throughout the day. The victim was reported to have serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg while walking home from a store Sunday night.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the thigh while on a street about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

San Francisco, Calif. -- Someone was shot at a donut shop about 3 a.m. today.

Richmond, Calif. -- A 33-year-old man was shot three times outside his grandmother's home about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition but expected to survive.

Richmond, Calif. --  Three persons were shot and wounded outside a liquor store about 6 p.m. Saturday. One of the victims was listed in critical but stable condition. No word on the condition of the other two victims.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot while on a street about 9:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot during a robbery about 6 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Albuquerque Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSOC-TV Charlotte

Addendum for April 8, 2013

We have an epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.A. Here’s an organization working to find a cure: http://www.demandaction.org/

April 7, 2013 edition

Fayetteville, Tenn. -- A 50-year-old man, his 38-year-old wife, and her 33-year-old brother were found fatally shot early today in what police believe was a murder-suicide. Two people at home at the time of the shooting said there was a domestic argument and guns were fired in a bedroom.

Holbrook, Idaho-- A 61-year-old man, his 32-year-old son, and the son’s 27-year-old girlfriend were found fatally shot on Friday. Police believe they were killed between Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening. A 2-month old baby was found unharmed under the arms of the female. Another child, a 2-year-old, was also found at the scene unharmed. Police do not believe it was a random shooting.

Millbrook, Ala. -- A 57-year-old man shot his 54-year-old brother in the head, killing him, after the two got into a fight outside a restaurant about 10 p.m. Friday.

Perris, Calif. -- Someone entered a house through a garage and shot three men, killing two of them, about 10 p.m. Friday. The wounded man was expected to survive. Police do not believe it was a home-invasion robbery.

Clarksville, Tenn. -- A 32-year-old woman was found lying on the ground fatally shot outside an apartment complex about 3:20 a.m. today.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 54-year-old man who stopped at a gas station while driving home from a gym about 10 p.m. Friday was shot and killed when he was struck by bullets intended for someone nearby. The intended target, a 38-year-old man, was struck and wounded . He was listed in critical condition.

Mission Viejo, Calif. -- A 27-year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home Friday night.

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Police arrested an 18-year-old male late Friday in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old male.

Carteret, N.J. -- A 26-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 7:20 p.m. Friday. A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting.

St. John Parish, La. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 9:45 p.m. yesterday.

St. John Parish, La. -- A 23-year-old man was fatally shot about 3:30 a.m. today.

Houston, Tex. -- A 40-year-old man operating a barbecue stand was shot to death early Saturday during an attempted robbery.

DeLand, Fla. -- A man was shot and killed and another person was shot and wounded when gunfire erupted after a fight broke out at a large house party about 3:30 a.m. today. No word on the condition of the wounded person.

Bow, Wash. -- A 53-year-old man was found dead of an apparent gunshot about 4 p.m. yesterday. A 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting.

Rankin, Penn. -- A 50-year-old man was shot and killed after he got into an argument with someone in a bar about 12:40 a.m. yesterday.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man was found shot dead in the driver’s seat of a car stopped on a road. He was shot several times in the chest.

Concord, Calif. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in a parking lot while attending a large family party at a residence about 8:20 p.m. yesterday. Police arrested a 29-year-old male suspect.

Pasadena, Tex. -- A man pulled out a gun and killed an armed robber during a hold-up attempt about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Charlotte, N.C. -- An intruder was shot and killed after he forcibly entered an apartment occupied by a male resident and a female guest and a struggle ensued over a weapon. The resident also received a minor gunshot wound to the hand.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Someone was shot and killed and another person was shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 4 a.m. today. No word on the condition of the wounded victim.

Birmingham, Ala. -- One person was shot during a home invasion around 3 p.m. Saturday. No word on the victim's condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man walking on a sidewalk was shot in the leg about 12:45 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the chest and leg about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 4 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A male was shot in the stomach and leg about 5 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while on a street corner about 10:40 p.m. yesterday. His condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen while walking on a sidewalk about 3 a.m. today when someone in a car opened fire on him. His condition was reported as stabilized.

Detroit, Mich. -- After a man was shot while driving about 3 p.m. yesterday, he lost control of his car and struck a 56-year-old male pedestrian. Both the driver and pedestrian were listed in critical condition.

Detroit, Mich. -- Two men, ages 26 and 25, were shot when they went to a gas station about 4:15 a.m. Friday and a 20-year-old employee came out from behind the cashier counter and opened fire on them. The employee was arrested. The victims were listed in temporary serious condition.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man and woman were shot and wounded about 2:30 a.m. Sunday after a fight broke out on a street. Both victims were expected to survive.

Milwaukee, Wis. --  A 26-year-old man was shot twice in the chest about 8:50 p.m. Saturday. He was listed in serious condition.

El Cajon, Calif. -- A man in his 20s sitting with friends in the back of a parked car in a mall parking lot accidentally shot himself about midnight last night while playing with a handgun. The bullet went through his hand and leg. His condition was described as recovering.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A juvenile male was shot in the thigh while in an alley about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. --  A 37-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and a 28-year-old man suffered a graze wound about 12:20 a.m. Sunday when a sidewalk quarrel led to gunfire. The woman was listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 35-year-old man was shot in the head and wounded about 4 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 35-year-old man was shot in the stomach multiple times about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 54-year-old man was shot once in the back about 10:40 p.m. Friday. He was listed in critical condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 20-year-old man was shot once in the head about 12:05 a.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 25-year-old man was shot five times in the chest while on a street corner about 1:45 a.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Newark, N.J. -- A 29-year-old man was shot on a street around 11:30 p.m. Friday. No word on his condition.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 46-year-old man was shot in the leg about 11:40 p.m. yesterday as he was leaving a club with a group of people after a birthday party. Police say two suspects, ages 16 and 15, fired shots into the group outside the club. The two were taken into custody in connection with the shooting.

Brandon, Fla. -- A deputy on a traffic stop was surprised Friday night when a vehicle came to a stop behind his and the driver fell out onto the street with two gunshot wounds to the chest. His passenger had a gunshot wound to the arm. Both victims were listed in serious condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A shooting incident wounded two men just before 10 p.m. yesterday. One man was shot in the leg; the other man was struck in the arm. No word on the condition of either victim.

Montgomery, Ala. -- An adult male was shot at a motel. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Macon, Ga. -- When a girl went to her 63-year-old neighbor’s apartment to borrow something, the neighbor answered the door with a gun in his hand. The girl’s father reported the incident to police, and they showed up at the neighbor‘s door about 8:15 p.m. After knocking on the door several times and announcing they were police, the neighbor fired a bullet through the door before opening it. Police arrested him.

Today’s sources: Birmingham News, WBRC-TV Birmingham, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Idaho Statesman, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WFAA-TV Dallas, WFTV-TV Orlando, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSFA-TV Montgomery

Addendum for April 7, 2013

This daily carnage will never end unless we take a stand. Click here:

http://www.demandaplan.org/...

April 6, 2013 edition

American Fork, Utah -- A 5-month-old baby boy was shot in the head and killed by his 21-year-old father at a home about 1 p.m. yesterday. Police say the father intended to turn the gun on himself but was stopped by a family member.

Tucson, Ariz. -- After an altercation between two groups led to gunfire Thursday night, a 22-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying on the ground and a 24-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound. The wounded victim was listed in critical condition.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A man was found fatally shot and lying on the ground in the breezeway of a hotel about 4:50 p.m. yesterday. Police have called the shooting a homicide.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the head and an 18-year-old man was shot in the ankle and wounded after a gunman walked up and opened fire on them about 6 p.m. Thursday. No report on the condition of the wounded man.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A man was fatally shot and a woman shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Police are considering the possibility that one of the victims was responsible for both shootings. The woman is expected to survive.

New Haven, Conn. -- A 26-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 7 p.m. yesterday.

Kenosha, Wis. -- Two men were found fatally shot about 5 p.m. Friday.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot and a 23-year-old man was shot and wounded while they stood with others outside an apartment complex about 1 p.m. yesterday. Police say a vehicle with four or five men inside drove up to the group and one or more of the occupants opened fire. The wounded man’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

San Jose, Calif. -- An adult male was found lying in a parking lot fatally shot about 2:45 a.m. today.

San Diego, Calif. -- A 32-year-old man was found shot to death on a sidewalk about 5 a.m. today. Witnesses saw a car drive away just before finding the victim.

Trenton, N.J. --A man was fatally shot in the head and another man was shot and wounded while on a street about 8:45 p.m. yesterday. The wounded man was in stable condition.

Dallas, Tex. -- One person was shot and killed and one person was shot and wounded at an apartment complex late yesterday.

Trenton, N.J. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the stomach while on a street today. A suspect was seen fleeing in a car. No word on the victim’s condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A juvenile female was shot about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A man in his 20's accidentally shot himself in the shoulder while playing video games at a home around noon on Thursday. The victim was listed in serious but stable condition.

Escambia County, Fla. -- A deli employee accidentally shot himself in the shoulder while at work Thursday when he was handling a gun thought to be unloaded. No word on his condition.

Jefferson County, Kan. -- A 22-year-old man camping with friends accidentally shot himself in the leg while attempting to take apart his handgun yesterday morning. The victim’s injuries were considered non life- threatening.

Traverse City, Mich. -- A man accidentally shot his girlfriend in the leg as the two discussed different shooting scenarios. His 9mm handgun discharged as he removed it from a holster. The victim was reported to be doing well.

Santa Fe, N.M. -- A 23-year-old man was struck by a bullet as he walked to a vehicle in a parking lot while carrying a bag of groceries about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Santa Fe, N.M. -- A 35-year-old woman was shot in the back while in her house about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when someone opened fire from a passing vehicle. No report on her condition.

Black Hawk, Colo. -- A woman in the passenger’s seat of a car in a parking lot was shot in the leg about 2 a.m. Thursday. The incident began when a stranger walked up and pointed a gun at the male driver. A struggle ensued and the gunman fired his weapon, striking the woman. A second assailant then grabbed her purse. Two 19-year-old suspects were later arrested. The woman’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- About 3:50 p.m. yesterday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while on a street after getting into an altercation with two other men, ages 24 and 22. The victim then managed to wrestle the gun away and shot the man in the thigh. The man struck in the shoulder was treated at a local hospital and released. The man shot in the thigh was in critical condition.

Maple Valley, Wash -- A 66-year-old man shot two people trying to break into a shipping container on his property about 4 a.m. yesterday. One of the intruders, a male, was killed. The other, a female, was in critical condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man was shot in the head about 5 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Macon, Ga. -- A woman was shot in the back after a man kicked in the door of a home and demanded money from her about 5:30 a.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Warner Robins, Ga. -- A 19-year-old man was shot inside a residence by another man around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. The shooter fled. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Hapeville, Ga. -- A woman was shot during an apparent robbery at an apartment complex about 10 p.m. yesterday. A 27-year-old man has been arrested. Police described the victim as conscious and alert during transport to a hospital.

Today’s sources: accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Albuquerque Journal, Arizona Daily Star, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Hartford Courant, Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-Word, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Salt Lake Tribune, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, Traverse City Record-Eagle, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WEAR-TV Pensacola, WFAA-TV Dallas, WMAZ-TV Macon, WSB-TV Atlanta

Addendum for April 6, 2013

From today’s Washington Post:

NRA TACTICS ERODE POST-NEWTOWN SUPPORT FOR GUN-CONTROL MEASURES
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

The N.R.A. continues to strike fear in Washington, even though the organization represents a minority of Americans. Indeed, a recent Pew Research/USA Today poll showed that more than 83 percent of Americans want background checks for all gun buyers, 56 percent support a ban on assault-style weapons, and 53 percent want a ban on high-capacity magazines.

Senators Begich and Blumenthal need to hear from us -- the majority. Tell the senators you support common sense gun control laws.
And tell them this, too: I DON’T support the N.R.A. -- and I vote.

You can email Senator Begich here:
http://www.begich.senate.gov/...

And you can email Senator Blumenthal here:
https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/...

April 5, 2013 edition
No report

April 4, 2013 edition

Boca Raton, Fla. -- A 63-year-old man went to the fifth-floor office of his 56-year-old wife about 9:20 a.m. yesterday and then shot and killed her in front of her co-workers before using the gun to kill himself.

Williamson, W.V. -- A county sheriff on his lunch break was shot and killed in his police vehicle at about noon yesterday when a 37-year old suspect walked up and shot him point-blank. The shooter was shot and wounded after a police chase and listed in critical condition.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Police responding to reports of shots-fired at a motel room about 6 p.m. yesterday found a 27-year-old woman shot and killed by a 40-year-old man who had then used the gun to fatally shoot himself.

Hilliard, Fla. -- A 53 year-old man used a rifle to shoot and kill his 42-year-old wife before using the gun to fatally shoot himself. The woman’s mother found the bodies about 10:45 a.m. today. The couple were married 19-years and leave behind two sons, ages 14 and 11, and a 6-year-old daughter. The man is also survived by a 25-year-old son from a previous marriage.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- An adult male was found fatally shot and lying in a street about 3:20 p.m. yesterday.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man in his late-20s to early 30s was found dead just inside the front door of a home about 3 a.m. today. He had been shot in the head.

Kinloch, Mo. -- Police responding to a report of shots-fired found a man dead on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday.

Galloway, N.J. -- A man was shot and killed at the end of a driveway about 2 a.m. today.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man and a woman in their 20s were arguing behind a townhouse about 3:30 p.m. today, and when the woman’s uncle tried to settle them both down, the man pulled a gun and shot and killed the uncle.

Fort Knox, Ky. -- A civilian employee for the Army was shot and killed in a parking lot near the headquarters for the U.S. Army Human Resources Command about 5:40 p.m. yesterday.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 53-year-old man was standing outside his home about noon yesterday when a man who had done work on his residence pulled up in a vehicle. The two then began arguing over the work that was done at the home. At some point, the worker got out of his vehicle and began swinging a hammer at the homeowner. When the homeowner ran to his front porch, the worker retrieved a gun from his vehicle and fired several shots at the homeowner, striking him in the leg. The homeowner then went and got his own gun and shot at the worker as he drove away. The worker was not hit. The homeowner was listed in serious but stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Just before 8 p.m. yesterday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the abdomen after a gunman got out of a vehicle and opened fire. The victim was reported in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded while on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. He was reported in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 30s was shot and wounded while on a street about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Aurora, Colo. --Two men in their 20s were shot while on a street after they had words with another group of men about 5:50 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Montgomery, Ala. --About 10 a.m. Tuesday, an adult female was found with a gunshot wound to the chest after a male friend shot her during an argument. No word on her condition.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 56-year-old man was found with a minor gunshot wound about 2 p.m. Tuesday. He was identified as the suspect in the earlier shooting incident.

Riverside, Ohio -- About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, a woman in an apartment was holding a gun when it accidentally fired, striking herself and another woman. Both victims were alert and conscious during transport to a hospital.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- About 11:10 a.m. today, an off-duty New Jersey police officer accidentally discharged his gun while securing it in his parked car. The bullet went through the car and then through a window in a nearby brewing company. No one was hurt.

Muncie, Ind. -- A convenience store clerk was shot after a man came to the drive-through window at the store and demanded money about 11:15 p.m. yesterday. The victim was expected to survive.

Paterson, N.J. -- An 18-year-old female was shot and wounded about 4:30 a.m. today when someone in a passing vehicle fired at her. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Portland, Ore. -- A 23-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Millican, Ore. -- A 66-year-old retired sheriff’s captain accidentally shot himself in the hand at a gun range about 10:30 a.m. today. He was cleaning a pistol when it discharged. The victim was treated at a local hospital and released.

Hartford, Conn. -- Two people were shot and wounded in an apartment late yesterday. Police think it is likely they shot each other. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Nashville, Tenn. -- As two people were getting into a vehicle last night, they were robbed by a man with a semi automatic handgun and handed over $10 and a cell phone. As the gunman was leaving, he accidentally shot himself when he dropped the gun and it discharged. The suspect was later arrested when he showed up at an area hospital.

Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Nashville Tennessean, The Oklahoman, The Oregonian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Star-Ledger, WSVN-TV Miami, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSB-TV Atlanta, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WCCO-TV Minneapolis

Addendum for April 4, 2013

From today’s New York Times:

UPSTART GROUP PUSHES HARDER THAN THE N.R.A.

“Springfield, Va. — When word surfaced in February that Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, was plotting with Democrats on a bill to expand background checks for gun buyers, Larry Pratt got really mad. Then, Mr. Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, got busy, mounting a lobbying blitz that helps explain why a bipartisan Senate deal on background checks remains elusive.

Within days, his staff, working from a nondescript space in a squat office building off the Beltway here — there isn’t even a nameplate on the door — was on the phone with supporters of his organization in Oklahoma. The group’s members were encouraged to inundate Mr. Coburn with e-mails and calls and to otherwise make it exceedingly clear to the senator that an enhanced background check law would not be tolerated.

It wasn’t long until Mr. Coburn, a gun rights advocate, had backed away from negotiations with Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, securing at least a temporary victory for gun rights activists and frustrating advocates of new gun safety laws. “

So that’s what we are up against.

If anyone -- especially Oklahoma residents -- wants to tell Senator Coburn that you support common sense gun laws, you can email him here:

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/...

And keep sending him an email every week until he gets OUR message.

April 3, 2013 edition

Harris County, Tex. -- A 17-year-old girl came home from school about 3:30 p.m. yesterday to find her 37-year-old mother shot to death. Family members said the woman had three teenage daughters and a younger son.

Bald Knob, Ark. -- A woman was shot and killed and a man shot and wounded at a home about 1:30 a.m. today. The man was reported in critical condition.

Detroit, Mich. -- Yesterday evening, a police officer was shot in the head and another in the leg after they pulled over a vehicle and the driver opened fire. The officers fired back, killing the gunman. The officer stuck in the head was in critical condition at a hospital. The officer struck in the leg was treated and released

Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. -- Shortly before midnight Monday, a 32-year-old man was shot dead as he allegedly forced his way into the home shared by a deputy district attorney and her husband who is a sheriff’s deputy. The district attorney had called the sheriff's office to report a man who was behaving erratically outside her home and causing a disturbance. The intruder then pushed his way into the house, and an altercation ensued. It was not yet clear who shot the intruder.

Tulsa, Okla. -- As a 32-year-old man was moving his trash cart in his driveway earlier today, a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, killing the man. He was struck multiple times.

Sandy Springs, Ga. -- A 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in the thumb after he crawled under a bed and found a handgun belonging to his father. The child was treated at a hospital and released.

Youngstown, Ohio -- A 35-year-old man handling a gun accidentally shot himself about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The bullet struck his hand, thigh and calf. No word on his condition.

Saline County, Mo. -- A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg while walking through the woods when he slipped on a rock and fell on his handgun.

Auburn, Maine -- A 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his .40 caliber Glock handgun at his apartment about 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

Fayetteville, W.V. - A man accidentally shot himself in the shoulder about 9 p.m. Monday. No word on his condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 50-year-old man was shot in the groin during an apparent robbery about 11:20 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

White Bluff, Tenn. -- After a landlord and tenant got into a dispute, the landlord -- a 49-year-old man -- suffered wounds to both his legs when he was shot by the tenant about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Oakland, Calif. -- Just before noon yesterday, a man who was driving crashed his car after he was shot in the head by someone in another car. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- A 36-year-old woman was shot in the face and a 28-year-old man was shot in the back of the head at an apartment on Sunday. Police are looking for a 27-year-old man spotted driving from the scene. No word on the condition of the two victims.

Today’s sources: accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Arkansasmatters.com, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Marshall Democrat-News, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Portland Press Herald, reporternewspapers.net, vindy.com, WOAY-TV Oak Hill (W.V.)

Addendum for April 3, 2013

We have an epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.A. Here’s an organization working to find a cure: http://www.demandaction.org/

April 2, 2013 edition

Prichard, Ala. -- A 4-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred as the boy and his family were visiting relatives after attending Easter church services.

Crawford County, Ga. -- About 7:30 p.m. Thursday, a 50-year-old father accidentally shot and killed his 22-year-old son as the two were deer hunting. The father thought he was shooting at a deer.

Seligman, Ariz. -- A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 31-year-old father while on a hunting trip Friday. The two were riding in the back of a pickup truck and, when it stopped, the boy took aim at a prairie dog. The father apparently stood just as the boy fired and was struck in the head.

Macon, Ga. -- Two men, ages 26 and 25, were fatally shot at a home Thursday night. Police are calling it a double homicide.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- A man was fatally shot at a convenience store just before midnight last night.

Boston, Mass. -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Baltimore, Md. -- Around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, an 11-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his lower body flagged down police and directed them to a home two blocks away where they discovered a 34-year-old man fatally shot. The boy told police he was shot at the same residence. He was expected to recover.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 20-year-old woman was found shot to death in her apartment about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the head about 11 a.m. yesterday.

Lynnwood, Wash. -- A 32-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 52-year-old man after the two got into an argument early Sunday.

Newark, N.J. -- A man was fatally shot this morning around 11 a.m.

Denver, Colo. -- A man was found fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Southfield, Mich. -- A woman was fatally shot in the head at a nightclub about 2:15 a.m. Sunday after someone opened fire from the parking lot. Police suspect the incident was related to an altercation at the club earlier in the evening and some people were told to leave.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A woman was found fatally shot in the front yard of a home yesterday morning.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 39-year-old woman was fatally shot in the chest at a home about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. Police say the victim was shot when she tried to intervene after a man and a 55-year-old woman were robbed at gunpoint by five men.

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot about 2:45 a.m. today. He was struck multiple times.

New Orleans, La. -- An 18-year-old man was fatally shot about 11 p.m. last night. He had been struck by multiple bullets.

Aguila, Ariz. -- A 31-year-old woman was fatally shot at her home Monday night by a 24-year-old male neighbor after the two got into an argument. Police are looking for the man.

Putman County, Ohio -- An 18-year-old accidentally shot his 18-year-old friend through both legs as he showed him his new Glock handgun and it discharged as they rode in the backseat of a truck.

North Huntingdon Township, Penn. -- An off-duty township police officer accidentally shot someone in the hand with his personally-owned weapon about 4:10 a.m. Sunday. The victim was treated at a hospital and released. It was reported that the gun’s magazine was removed, but a bullet remained in the chamber.

Dayton, Ohio -- A 40-year-old man inside a house was wounded when someone fired at the house from outside and he was struck by one of the rounds. No word on the victim’s condition.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 27-year-old was shot multiple times just before midnight last night. The victim was reported to have life-threatening injuries.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in an arm, leg, and torso shortly after midnight last night. He was reported in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the face about 10 a.m. yesterday.
He was listed in critical condition.

Montgomery, Ala. -- An adult female was shot this morning. She was reported in stable condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot in the leg about 9 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, azfamily.com, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, northwestohio.com, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune, triblive.con, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte

Addendum for April 2, 2013

A lobbyist for an NRA chartered organization in Wisconsin recently said gun-rights proponents need only wait-out the “Connecticut effect” before they can once again start passing laws to loosen restrictions on guns. The lobbyist thinks we will soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and that those of us who want common sense gun laws will eventually lose interest and fade away. Then the NRA will have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.

I think that lobbyist and the NRA need to know that this time is different. This time we are not going away.

Please help. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun controls. Do it today. And do it again next week. And then every week after that until they get the message.

You can get contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 09:57 AM PDT.

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

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