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October 14, 2013 edition

Highspire, Penn. -- A 28-year-old man is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the upper leg while a passenger in a car about midnight on Thursday.

Reno, Nev. -- About 3 p.m. last Monday, a 6-year-old girl was found drowned in a bathtub and her 46-year-old father was discovered dead in a garage from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police are calling a murder-suicide. They believe the father called emergency dispatch to report the drowning before killing himself. He left behind a note.

North Las Vegas, Nev. -- A 67-year-old man got into an argument with his 23-year-old wife at a home and then chased her outside where he opened fire with a gun and left her bleeding in a neighbor’s yard before using the weapon to kill himself after police arrived at the scene. The woman was expected to recover.

Lakeland, Fla. -- A 73-year-old man shot and killed a 72-year-old woman before using the gun to kill himself on Friday. Friends and relatives said the woman recently ended a relationship with the man, although she wanted to remain acquaintances and help him with his health concerns.

Taylor, S.C. -- A 64-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound to the head and her 80-year-old husband died from self-inflicted asphyxiation in what police are calling a murder-suicide. Both had health problems and police believe the incident was caused by the man’s concerned that if something was to happen to him, his ailing wife would have difficulty taking care of herself.

Oxford, Ala. -- A 50-year-old man and his 49-year-old wife were found fatally shot on Tuesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. No word yet on who fired the shots.

Rosemount, Minn. -- A 31-year-old woman shot her 32-year-old husband multiple times, killing him, before using the gun to kill herself at their apartment on Tuesday.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 33-year-old woman was accidentally shot to death in the front yard of a home by her boyfriend about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Orlando, Fla. --A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in both legs after he found a gun in his father’s bedroom Tuesday. The child was listed in stable condition.

Rochester, N.Y. -- A six-year-old boy was accidentally shot about 7 p.m. last Sunday. Police said the wound was in his lower body and that he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Seminole County, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man playing with a handgun accidentally shot his friend, an 18-year-old male, in the chest about 1:15 p.m. last Monday. The shooter thought the weapon was unloaded. The victim was listed in stable condition and expected to recover.

Ogden, Utah -- When a 67-year-old man was cleaning his gun while at home about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, the weapon accidentally discharged and the bullet stuck him in the finger and his 56-year-old wife in the upper thigh. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Palm Beach, Fla. -- A female driver was shot in both upper thighs when a female passenger removed a gun from her purse and the weapon accidentally discharged. No word on the victim’s condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 22-year-old man who lives in an apartment accidentally shot his gun through the floor about 11 p.m. yesterday and the bullet struck a woman in the apartment below as she was asleep in her bed. The woman was listed in stable condition with serious injuries.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- On Friday, a 33-year-old city correction officer accidentally shot himself and a 35-year old male colleague while attempting to adjust his shoulder holster as the two were driving to a shooting range. The two had stopped at a gas station for fuel when the bullet discharged, striking the shooter in the hand and the other man in the hip. Both victims were reported in stable condition.

Horn Lake, Miss. -- About 6:30 a.m. Thursday, an off-duty county deputy accidentally shot herself with her service weapon that was in her purse and while driving herself to the hospital, the gun fell out of the car and the weapon is now missing. A reward has been offered for the gun or information leading to its return. The deputy was treated at a hospital and her condition was described by police as “fine.”

Meridian, Miss. -- A woman was accidentally shot in the lower leg at an apartment about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Etna Township, Ohio -- A man accidentally shot a woman inside a home Friday night. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Park County, Wyo. -- A 48-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg on Wednesday while leading a team of pack horses back to camp from a trailhead. The horses began acting up and as he was attempting to regain control of them, the lead rope caught the hammer of his gun, causing it to discharge. No word on his condition.

Dummer, N.H. -- A 55-year-old man was accidentally shot by his 24-year-old son while bird hunting Saturday. The victim was treated for seven puncture wounds in his side and released.

Johnson County, Ind. -- A man accidentally shot himself about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after he was told that a friend was fatally shot over the weekend. The man said he knew who killed his friend and wanted to get revenge, but the weapon discharged when he grabbed it and the bullet struck him in the leg.

Today’s sources: The Anniston (Ala.) Star, Boston Globe, Deseret News, Greenville (S.C.) News, Laramie Boomerang, The (Lakeland, Fla.) Ledger, New York Post, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, (Middletown, Penn.) Press And Journal, Reno Gazette-Journal, The Tennessean, WBNS-TV Columbus, Ohio, WKMG-TV Orlando, WMC-TV Memphis, WRTV-TV Indianapolis, WTOK-TV Meridian, Miss.
 

Addendum for October 14, 2013

Every year in the U.S.A., on average: *
-- Over 18,000 people kill themselves with a gun (51 each day)
-- Almost 12,000 people are murdered by a gun (32 each day)
-- Almost 600 people are accidentally shot and killed by a gun (1 each day)

-- Over 51,000 people are shot and wounded in an attack involving a gun (140 each day)
-- Over 16,000 people are accidentally shot and wounded by a gun (43 each day)
-- Almost 4,000 people are wounded attempting to kill themselves with a gun (10 each day).

Total killed by guns each year: Over 30,000 (84 each day)
Total wounded by guns each year: Over 70,000 (193 each day)
Total number of Americans either killed or wounded by guns each year: Over 100,000 (277 each day)

* Brady Campaign (gun deaths from police intervention not included here)

Please help do something about this national disgrace. 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

 
October 8, 2013 -- October 13, 2013
No reports filed

October 7, 2013 edition

Wayne City, Ill. -- A teen died yesterday evening after being accidentally shot by a friend.

Radcliff, Ky. -- After receiving a call about 9 p.m. Thursday from a man saying he had killed his wife, police responded to the home to find two people fatally shot -- a 47-year-old woman and her 50-year-old husband. Police are investigating the shooting as a murder-suicide.

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- A 47-year-old man stabbed his 75-year-old mother to death after breaking several of her bones and then used a gun to kill himself on September 30. Their bodies were found Friday.

Mission, Tex. -- A 65-year-old man shot and killed a 75-year-old man before using a gun to kill himself after the two had a verbal dispute on Thursday.

Hubbard County, Minn. -- Late Saturday afternoon, a man duck hunting on a boat with a shotgun lost his balance as he was about to shoot and the load struck his companion, a 23-year-old man, in the head, killing him.

Saline County, Ark. -- Two brothers -- ages 49 and 46 -- were shot and killed yesterday afternoon while riding all-terrain vehicles. A suspect has been arrested.

Springfield, Mass. -- A 33-year-old man was fatally shot about 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Volusia County, Fla. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a club about 5 a.m. Saturday. Police said a fight inside the club spilled out to the parking lot where someone involved in the altercation pulled a gun and opened fire.

Orange County, Fla. -- Two men, ages 23 and 18, were shot and killed about 3 a.m. Sunday while sitting in a car at a shopping-plaza parking lot.

DeKalb County, Ga. -- A 25-year-old man is accused of shooting two men, ages 25 and 23, as they played video games at their home late Friday night. The two victims were cousins.

La Plata, Md. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself with a handgun he found in a car parked in a driveway about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. The gun is registered to a relative of the boy. He was treated for a graze wound and expected to recover.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand at an apartment about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. No word on his condition.

Aurora, Ill. -- About 10:20 p.m. Friday, a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot another 14-year-old boy in the leg while showing him a gun he found. The wounded boy’s injuries were described as serious but not believed to be life-threatening.

West Valley City, Utah -- A 16-year-old boy playing with a gun while outside at an apartment complex accidentally shot his 15-year-old friend in the abdomen Thursday. The wounded boy’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Seminole County, Fla. -- An 18-year-old male was accidentally shot in the chest at a home today. He was listed in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.

Crystal Falls, Mich. -- A 32-year-old man accidentally shot himself while cleaning a handgun in his car about noon on Saturday. The bullet struck him in the upper left leg and then it lodged in the driver’s door. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Tuscaloosa, Ala. -- A man shopping at a store accidentally shot himself in the leg about 9 p.m. Saturday after his holstered handgun discharged when it fell to the floor. No one else in the store was struck by the bullet.

Bradenton, Fla. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the finger on Wednesday evening.

Pittsburgh, N.H. -- A 36-year-old man accidentally shot his friend -- a 34-year-old male -- while grouse hunting on Wednesday. The victim was treated at a hospital for 70 puncture wounds from shotgun pellets and later released.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- A man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to one of his legs just before 7 a.m. Friday. He was expected to recover.

Flint, Mich. -- A 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while fighting with his 20-year-old girlfriend. The incident began when he grabbed the woman’s hair and threw her to the ground and then shot out a window in her car. The weapon discharged as he was putting it away. He was listed in good condition.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the hip during a fight in the parking lot of a school in session about 2 p.m. Friday. No word on their conditions.

Chicago, Ill. -- A teen believed to be an 18-year-old female was shot the upper thigh and hip area about 8:30 a.m. today. A person of interest was taken into custody for questioning. The victim’s condition was listed as stabilized.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 26-year-old man was shot and wounded at a bus stop when two men in a passing vehicle opened fire on him about 9 p.m. Saturday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the leg and arm early Sunday morning. He was conscious and breathing during transport to a hospital.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A woman was shot and wounded about 3 a.m. Sunday. No word on her condition.

Kelso, Wash. -- A 40-year-old man shot another man about 7:15 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were described as life-threatening.

Dallas, Tex. -- When two male employees at a fast-food restaurant got into a heated argument, the dispute spilled out into the parking lot where one of them shot and wounded the other. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Centerton, Ark. -- After telling three Jehovah’s Witnesses to get off his property, a 35-year-old man allegedly fired 19 rounds at them and several others who were part of the group as they drove away last Saturday. No one was injured.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 74-year-old Florida man was arrested at an airport after security officials found a handgun in his carry-on luggage.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Bradenton (Fla.) Herald, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, Daily Press (Escanaba, Mich.), Evansville (Ind.) Courier and Press, The Flint Journal, KFSM-TV Fort Smith (Ark.), KSL-TV Salt Lake City, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oregonian, WBKO-TV Bowling Green, WFAA-TV Dallas, WFTV-TV Orlando, WHNT-TV Huntsville, WSB-TV Atlanta, WXXA-TV Albany (N.Y.)
 

Addendum for October 7, 2013

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

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 02:39 PM PDT.

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

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  •  16,000 accidently shot and wounded by a gun each (11+ / 0-)

    year.  It is still a shock to see so much inability to secure and deal with firearms in a safe and sane way.  How is it that this figure is so incredibly high?  Thanks, Tom for doing this with consistency.  Saints are not just in books or far away places.  They do necessary work to bring focus to our work for safe and sane gun  law and policy.

    •  I am sure' of those 16,000 more than a few, have (6+ / 0-)

      had haw haw haw that was close incidents.

      If mishandling a gun lost your ability to own a gun, people would have their heads in the game.

      Only gun owners can control their guns and they say oopsie way too much. I lost it, I forgot it, it just went off. Support Gun Kill Speed Limits and Gun Ownership Speed Limits.

      by 88kathy on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 02:59:59 PM PDT

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      •  What you say would make sense if firearms (2+ / 0-)
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        WakeUpNeo, 88kathy

        were serious items. Come on, you put them on like you do your underwear (because I'm sure we all forget our underwear once in a while).

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 08:15:42 PM PDT

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        •  Depends whether briefs or boxers, (or Depends)? (2+ / 0-)
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          88kathy, oldpotsmuggler

          It's a technicality, like the clips/magazines thing.

          •  thanks for your service Sen. McCain (that wasn't (0+ / 0-)

            hard, was it?  These comments are savage in their relentless probing of the various aspects of our gun culture and rhetoric on guns, but here is also the truth as looked at from history and current events.  The United States is assigned and has accepted the role of the defender of the faith of democracy and we are not doing so good.  We are so exhausted that we want to take our capitol and go home, at least for awhile, until the world contracts, in this case moneywise.  You will have to step up and make up the difference  between what we take out of the world's  stock exchanges and what you have saved one way or another.  We are done with wars, or Mr. Assad wonders, as do the Israelis if we are, but we did talk the world down from another war this time with Syria (sho we have never gone to war with), with Putin's help, and now for our punishment we get a Shut Down until it hurts or we elect to go to war to satisfy Sen. McCain the lion of a 7 year prison of war camp in Viet Nam complete with hot and cold running torture.  The good Sen. can not raise his arms above his shoulders due to injuries from torture that are now permanent.  How to ask such a hero to study war no more and care for this world is beyond my humble writing powers.  But his, lovers of peace, and concerned citizens who want to know when the domestic tranquility starts in civll life so I don't have to think about a human slaughter at a public event for innocents is the work we have taken on.  

            It's time to study war no more.

  •  Why have federal background not been suspended (3+ / 0-)

    For  gun sales

  •  Addendum for October 14 (7+ / 0-)

    You missed the daily shooting in my hometown, here.  This one was fatal.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 03:11:39 PM PDT

  •  Thanks for the perseverance. (6+ / 0-)

    Keep up the good work.

    Peace, Love, and Prosperity. See more on the R. Crosby Lyles channel on YouTube.

    by Rich Lyles on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 03:49:52 PM PDT

  •  Speaking of accidents: (0+ / 0-)

    Accidental deaths per year:
    Motor Vehicles: 42,000
    Poisoning: 39,000
    Falls: 25,000
    Fire: 2,700
    Choking: 2,500
    Drowning: 2,000
    And finally...at a rate of less than three times than drowning,
    less than four times than choking,
    four and a half times less than fire,
    over forty-one times (that is 4,066%) less than falling.
    sixty-five times (6,400%....six thousand four hundred percent) less than poisoning,
    and seventy times less than cars.........
    Guns: 600

    How scary.

    Not only are accidental firearm deaths rare, but they are down:
    Gun accidents down, but other home accidents on the rise Consumer Reports News: February 08, 2013 09:08 AM

    Gosh Tom, maybe you should make diaries about food deaths and Bloomberg should insist on making the sale all foods but soup illegal?

    Odd how your blatantly obvious fearmongering has no effect on those that prefer facts, innit?

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 08:46:36 PM PDT

    •  FrankRose, maybe you should write your own diary (3+ / 0-)

      instead of crapping in every other one that you can.

      •  I am providing factual & pertinent information. (0+ / 0-)

        That is what the comment sections are for.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 05:45:13 AM PDT

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        •  Some Factual and Pertinent Information (3+ / 0-)
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               for reasonable people who prefer pertinent facts:

          (CNN) -- As Congress grapples with major gun control legislation proposals, brothers and sisters, mothers, fathers and children write about the people they loved and lost to gun violence and how it changed their lives...

          There are too many parents across the country -- in Tucson, in Newtown, in big cities and small towns alike -- who have experienced the anguish that we have suffered. There are too many little coffins filled with children who were taken from this world too early.

          But for the first time in years, Americans everywhere have said enough to the bloodshed and enough to the madness of more than 30 Americans being murdered with guns each and every day. From Tucson to Newtown, people across the country have demanded action from their leaders in Washington.

          CNN Article with Photos: Parents, siblings honor loved ones lost to bullets
          Our nation has suffered too much at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit horrific acts of violence. As President Obama said following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, “We won’t be able to stop every violent act, but if there is even one thing that we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try.”
          ...

          “We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence. We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of such violence in the future.”

          ...

          No single law – or even set of laws – can prevent every act of violence in our country. But the fact that this problem is complex can not be an excuse for inaction.

          President Obama at The White House: #NowIsTheTime

          At Periscopic: U.S. Gun Deaths in 2013

    •  Oh franky (2+ / 0-)
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      Odd how your blatantly obvious fearmongering has no effect on those that prefer facts, innit?
      I prefer facts , you on the other hand like to make things up as shown by the block quoted sentence above . Its insulting , rude and wrong .

      "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. H.

      by indycam on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 05:05:47 PM PDT

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    •  So what is your point? (0+ / 0-)

      That 600 gun accidental deaths is just fine with you?

      I guess so as long as bullet from a neighbor doesn't come tearing through your wall and into your child.

      Of course, if you really want to show relevant statistics you might want to compare gun accidental deaths as they relate to gun owners and compare that to car accidental deaths as they relate to car owners. There are a lot more cars and car owners out there than there are guns and gun owners, so it would only be expected that there are a lot more car accidental deaths than there are gun accidental deaths. And of course choking, that would apply to the entire population.

      Going back to car accidents it's not uncommon for all or many of the occupants in a severe car accident to die. But it is rare for a single gun accident to kill more than one individual. So you should really be comparing the number of car accidents that result in death to the number of gun accidents that result in death.

      And of course we regulate cars and car safety. And we do that with fire as well, try building a new house and passing inspection without smoke alarms or blocking in walls over specified height.

      So how about we do a little gun safety regulation eh?

      It's also very convenient for you to focus on accidental death and leave aside intentional deaths caused by firearms. Yes, I can kill you with a car, but not from 50 yards away. Try killing someone in their house with your car. I guess you could choke them, but that's not all that easy unless you have a size and strength advantage.

      So take your "facts" and go watch a Charlton Heston movie.

      The nine most terrifying words in the english language . . . "I'm George Bush, we're here to liberate your country"

      by TiredOfGOPLies on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 12:16:28 PM PDT

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      •  Around 40% of American households own a gun. (0+ / 0-)

        Go take a math class and figure out why your request for statistics is flat-out laughable.

        I am surrounded by people who own firearms.
        I can assure you; it isn't scary.

        You should get out more & educate yourself.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 06:01:28 PM PDT

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        •  ... (1+ / 0-)
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          "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. H.

          by indycam on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 07:17:16 PM PDT

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        •  And again your point is what? (0+ / 0-)

          40% of households "OWN" a gun. That is "own".

          Are you suggesting that only 40% of households own a car and so the comparing accidental deaths involving cars to accidental deaths involving guns is an honest comparison?

          Give me a break Frank.

          Far more than 40% of households own a car and whats more far more than 40% of households use their car on a daily basis.

          Can we say that about guns? I have three guns and not one of them has been handled in years. But I use my vehicle pretty often. My wife's father has a safe full of guns, but he never gets them out any more.

          If there were as many gun owners as car owners and those gun owners were using their guns on as frequent a basis as car owners were using their cars then the carnage that would result from firearm accidents would make vehicle deaths pale in comparison.

          So please don't try to tell us all that guns are safe, they are not. Period.

          The nine most terrifying words in the english language . . . "I'm George Bush, we're here to liberate your country"

          by TiredOfGOPLies on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:13:46 PM PDT

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  •  Thank you and Peace to you, Tom. (2+ / 0-)
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    Most reasonable people appreciate your efforts.

  •  too many deaths (1+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo

    Too many guns. Not enough sanity. Sigh...

    -5.38, -2.97
    The NRA doesn't represent the interests of gun owners. So why are you still a member?

    by ChuckInReno on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:40:44 AM PDT

  •  There is serious question whether any of these (2+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, a2nite

    were actually accidents. When are we going to have real investigations and sanctions for casual gun play that leads to people getting shot.

    Since when has it ever made sense that someone decided to clean their gun at 2 in the morning? No - that wasn't a gun cleaning. Something else was going on there and I'll be alcohol was involved.

    Ogden, Utah -- When a 67-year-old man was cleaning his gun while at home about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, the weapon accidentally discharged and the bullet stuck him in the finger and his 56-year-old wife in the upper thigh. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
    Since when does it make sense that someone pulled a gun out of a purse for no reason and shot the driver in the legs. Nope, no accident there. Something else was going on in that care.
    Palm Beach, Fla. -- A female driver was shot in both upper thighs when a female passenger removed a gun from her purse and the weapon accidentally discharged. No word on the victim’s condition.
    I don't buy it. No one accidentally shoots through the floor. It just doesn't happen. Someone had to put the bullets in the gun, someone had to aim the barrel at the floor, and someone had to put their finger inside the trigger guard. And all of that is no sufficient to shoot through the floor! Someone had to pull the gdamn trigger.
    Nashville, Tenn. -- A 22-year-old man who lives in an apartment accidentally shot his gun through the floor about 11 p.m. yesterday and the bullet struck a woman in the apartment below as she was asleep in her bed. The woman was listed in stable condition with serious injuries.
    None of these incidents are accidents, IMNSHO. We need to demand that these incidents be called what they really are. At best they are negligent shootings. All three of these incidents should involve fines, and significant loss of RKBA, as well as other sanctions appropriate to each shooter.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:19:29 PM PDT

  •  These two jerks deserve to be fired (2+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, a2nite

    They are obviously too stupid to be responsible with dangerous people and deadly weapons.

    Brooklyn, N.Y. -- On Friday, a 33-year-old city correction officer accidentally shot himself and a 35-year old male colleague while attempting to adjust his shoulder holster as the two were driving to a shooting range. The two had stopped at a gas station for fuel when the bullet discharged, striking the shooter in the hand and the other man in the hip. Both victims were reported in stable condition.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:21:42 PM PDT

  •  No one should believe this story (2+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, a2nite
    Horn Lake, Miss. -- About 6:30 a.m. Thursday, an off-duty county deputy accidentally shot herself with her service weapon that was in her purse and while driving herself to the hospital, the gun fell out of the car and the weapon is now missing. A reward has been offered for the gun or information leading to its return. The deputy was treated at a hospital and her condition was described by police as “fine.”
    That's not what happened. I don't know what was going on in that car, or what did happened. But I'm sure it wasn't simply her accidentally shooting herself and throwing the gun out of the car on the way to the hospital.

    That BS story reported above should be rejected outright for the obvious pile of BS that it appears to be.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:25:30 PM PDT

  •  Another tragic "bathtub death" in Memphis today... (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite
    MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - The body of the man who shot two TACT officers was found in bathtub of a burned house, which he barricaded himself in for hours Tuesday.

    A standoff situation started when officers arrived at the house at 1383 Worthington Street with an arrest warrant early in the afternoon for Aaron Dumas, 32, who was wanted for the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend and her brother....

    Neighbors who knew Dumas said he always packed a Bible and a gun.

    (emphasis added)

    Shooting suspect's body found in bathtub of burned house

  •  It's negligence not accident (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, WakeUpNeo

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 06:41:58 AM PDT

  •  Because guns are more impotant than people nt (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, WakeUpNeo

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 09:11:00 AM PDT

  •  Bored with FR now....he has nothing new to say nt (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, WakeUpNeo

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 10:04:42 AM PDT

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