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119 of 1,813 guns found by TSA agents at airports around the country in 2013.
119 of 1,813 guns found by TSA agents at airports around the country in 2013.
Nineteen people on this week's list accidentally shot themselves, and the seven child victims of GunFAIL were mostly teenagers, with the exception of a 2 year old and a 5 year old. Three people were accidentally shot while hunting, three while cleaning still-loaded weapons, and two by freedom-loving neighbors who were unsure where in the Constitution it said they had to keep their bullets to themselves.

Five cops and/or security guards were involved in GunFAIL incidents in the past week, ranging from the guy who was hired as a bouncer to keep guns out of a neighborhood party, but ended up somehow losing his gun during that party, to the BART officer accidentally shot and killed by another in the line of duty.

Gun owners continued, as always, to have very public accidents as well, with five of them accidentally discharging their weapons at a skating rink, a motel, a gun shop (surprise!), a hospital, and an elementary school. Yes, that last one was our first armed parent to have an accidental discharge on the grounds of the elementary school from which he was picking up his kids. And yes, that parent is a former police officer and a firearms trainer who teaches concealed carry permit classes. But I'm sure the people trained by folks like this for a whopping four hours will never, ever have such an accident, despite their intention to carry in rooms full of 25+ kids for six hours a day, five days a week, 180 days a year.

This week's list, like most, is full of relatively mundane stories (with a few standouts) that would otherwise go largely unremarked-upon, much less shared nationally. But taken together, they serve as a reminder that dumb and unexpected things happen all the time. And the dumb and unexpected things that happen with guns tend to endanger not only the dumb and unexpecting, but their friends, families, neighbors and complete strangers both nearby and across distances, behind walls, or merely driving by.

This week's compilation of dumb and unexpected appears below the fold. And be sure to check out The TSA Blog Year in Review: 2013 for the amazing stats on guns and other weapons found at airports during this past record-breaking year.

  1. BAKER CITY, OR, 1/15/14: Baker City Police officers are continuing to investigate an apparent accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper left leg of a Baker City man. Eric Lee Cavyell, 23, was taken by Baker City ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City and later flown by Life Flight air ambulance to Boise, according to a press release issued by police at about 7:30 Tuesday morning. Cavyell was listed in fair condition this morning at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, according to Josh Schlaich, hospital spokesman. Officers were dispatched to Cavyell’s home at 3270 G St. about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday where they found the injured Cavyell. The weapon that caused the injury was found nearby, police said. Sgt. Josh Bryant said Cavyell shared the home with his mother, Sarah Leffler. Cavyell was in an open shed in a side yard when he accidentally shot himself in the leg, Bryant said. The sergeant declined to say what type of gun was involved. “No foul play is suspected at this time,” he said. “Everything is showing (the shot was) self-inflicted.”
  2. GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 1/18/14: A teen is in the hospital after he accidentally shoots himself. Grand Rapids police were called to the intersection of Diamond Ave. and Maybelle Street NE. around 4 p.m. Saturday. They say a 16-year-old boy had a gun and accidentally shot himself in the leg. They say the injury is non-life-threatening and he was taken to DeVos Children’s Hospital.
  3. JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI, 1/18/14: A 24-year-old Zeeland Township woman is recovering after accidentally being shot by her husband while hunting. Deputies responded to the Zeeland Community Hospital on the report of an accidental shooting at 4:15 Saturday night. According to authorities, the 27-year-old husband and his wife were out hunting near 16th Avenue and Byron Road in Jamestown Township around 3:30 P.M.. The husband shot at a rabbit but did not see that his wife was in his line of fire, and ended up shooting her. She was transported by Aeromed to Butterworth hospital where she is in stable condition. The accident remains under investigation.
  4. TOLEDO, OH, 1/18/14: A shooting earlier today near Secor Road and Executive Parkway was self-inflicted, authorities said. The victim's gun was accidentally discharged in a room at the Red Roof Inn on Executive Parkway in West Toledo. Police were summoned to the motel's lobby about 6:25 p.m., but the victim told officers the shooting had occurred in the parking lot at a nearby Sears store. The victim was taken to Toledo Hospital with a leg wound. Police subsequently determined the gun had fired accidentally while the victim and a friend were handling it in a motel room.
  5. LAWRENCE, KS, 1/18/14: Police are investigating a shooting at a Lawrence apartment complex. Officers were called about 9:40 p.m. Saturday to the Peppertree Townhomes at West 22nd Street and Heatherwood Drive on a reported shooting. A disturbance occurred in one of the apartments, resulting in a gunshot being fired, police said. One person in a neighboring apartment was hit and suffered serious injuries. It is not clear why the shots were fired. Police are questioning the people from the apartment where the shots came from.
  6. ROSEDALE, MD, 1/18/14: A 17-year-old is recovering after being accidentally shot in the neck. According to police, a group of teens were gathered in the basement of a home in the 6000-block of St. Regis Road in Garden Village. Authorities say the boy and other teenagers were hanging out in the basement of a home where someone had brought a gun. One of the teenagers was handling the weapon when it discharged. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one has been charged yet, and the case remains under investigation.
  7. LAMPASAS, TX, 1/18/14: A 17-year-old was taken to Scott and White Children's Hospital in Temple early Saturday morning after accidentally shooting himself in the face. According to a press release from Lampasas Police, there were seven people in the 100 block of S. Broad, ranging in ages from 16 to 19. One of the teens brought out a small caliber handgun and some of the them checked it out. Then the victim accidentally shot himself in the face. His condition did not appear to be life threatening, and the investigation is still ongoing.
  8. MONROE, LA, 1/18/14: Monroe Police are investigating a shooting that reportedly occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Bunch Circle. Detectives have interviewed witnesses who say they were present at the scene and claim that Quintarius Brown, 18, of Monroe, accidentally shot himself while handling a firearm while inside a bedroom. Prior to police arriving and securing the crime scene, someone removed the firearm from the residence. Detectives have been unable to identify the person who took the gun and why they took it. Brown is listed in critical condition at a Shreveport hospital with a neck and head injury.
  9. DANVILLE, IL, 1/18/14: Police are investigating the Saturday night shooting of a five-year-old boy in Danville. Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said the boy was in critical condition at an Urbana hospital. According to a police report, officers were called to the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center emergency room in Danville at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday with a gunshot wound. “The child was taken to the ER by private vehicle,” Thomason said. “Hospital staff alerted police. The five year old had a gunshot to the upper body.” Thomason said police investigators believe the shooting took place in an apartment in the Belton Street area. “It appears that another juvenile male, 10 years of age, was with the five year old, and a loaded weapon was being played with,” Thomason said. After being treated at the Danville hospital, the five-year-old boy was transferred to an Urbana hospital. Thomason said the boy underwent emergency surgery. The latest report showed the child to be in critical condition on Monday night.
  10. ATLANTIC CITY, WY, 1/18/14: A 26-year-old Rock Springs man was injured Saturday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with a .40 caliber handgun, Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports. The man had been on an outing with three other men in the Atlantic City area. “According to the victim and witnesses, the injured man was manipulating a semi-automatic handgun while sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle,” Lee said in a news release. “The weapon discharged and a round entered the man’s right leg apparently breaking the femur. The man’s friends drove towards Lander and were eventually intercepted by Deputy Sheriffs and the Fremont County Ambulance.” The man was taken to Lander Regional Hospital; reports indicate he was later airlifted to another facility out of state.
  11. CLAREMORE, OK, 1/18/14: Rogers County deputies are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a man last weekend north of Claremore. Sheriff Scott Walton said the man was outside working around his house when he “heard a pop,” then felt something hit his arm. “He didn’t even know really what had happened,” Walton said. “His arm was hurting ... he said it felt like somebody hit it with a bat or something.” Walton said the man only discovered he’d been shot after peeling back his clothes and seeing blood. Deputies found the bullet lodges in a trailer near where he was standing at the time. The victim drove himself to the hospital, Walton said, and is expected to be OK. The man who apparently fired the shot was identified by deputies, who spoke with him but did not place him under arrest, Walton said. When the report on the incident is complete, it will be filed with the district attorney’s office, who will decide whether to pursue charges, Walton said. Walton warned Rogers County residents to be mindful when discharging a weapon, no matter how sparse the location they are in. “We have a county that’s very densely populated,” Walton said. “This was actually lucky, there’s kids playing around there, and this thing could have easily caught one of them or caught this guy in the forehead and this could have been a casualty. “We get houses shot all the time. We answer calls repeatedly of someone shooting in an unsafe manner. A person has the right in the county to discharge firearms, but they’re also responsible for any negative results."
  12. BRIDGEPORT, CT, 1/18/14: A 41-year-old man told Bridgeport police this week that he lost his 9mm pistol over the weekend while he was working to keep guns out of a teenage party in the central part of the city. Police said Wednesday that the man told them his weapon went missing was doing “private security” work for a party on Maplewood Avenue early Saturday morning. The man told authorities his job was to make sure no weapons got into the party. He said he had been working for a man named “James,” who he said he met  “around the block.” The man said he might have lost the gun when he stood up from his chair at the party, saying it might have fallen from his pocket. He reported the weapon missing on Tuesday.
  13. SOMERSET, KY, 1/19/14: A woman is recovering after police say she accidentally shot herself outside a skating rink Sunday. A woman is recovering after police say she accidentally shot herself outside a skating rink Sunday. Somerset police say around 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of skater's choice, Donna Leach, 25, accidentally shot herself in the leg when she opened her car door, and her boyfriend's gun fell out and discharged. Police took her to Cumberland Regional Hospital.
  14. SCHLEICHER CO., TX, 1/19/14: Texas singer and songwriter Steven Fromholz has died in a hunting accident when a rifle fell and discharged. The Schleicher County Sheriff's Office on Monday said the accident happened at the Flying B Ranch near Eldorado, about 40 miles south of San Angelo. Fromholz was 68. Chief Deputy George Ariste says Fromholz was shot Sunday afternoon and died at a hospital in Eldorado. Ariste says Fromholz, who lives in the area, and his girlfriend were going to hunt feral hogs. A rifle was in a case but unzipped at the bottom. The gun was being transferred from one vehicle to another. Ariste says Fromholz grabbed the handle, the gun partly fell, hit the ground and discharged. Fromholz was named a Texas Poet Laureate in 2007.
  15. PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1/19/14: An 80-year-old woman suffered a wrist wound during an accidental shooting Sunday afternoon inside a home in the Modena Park section of Northeast Philadelphia.
  16. ST. CLOUD, MN, 1/19/14: A man suffered a gunshot wound to his hand after accidentally shooting himself Sunday night. According to St. Cloud Police, 26-year-old Mark Garrett Blankenship was attempting to clear his firearm when he accidentally shot himself in the hand. Blankenship has a permit to carry out of Arizona. No other injuries were reported during the incident. The Stearns County Attorney office will be reviewing charges against Blankenship.
  17. WASHINGTON CO., FL, 1/19/14:  A Washington County teenager is recovering from a weekend hunting incident where investigators say she accidentally shot herself in the leg. Apparently the 16 year old Vernon girl has quite a bit of hunting experience. Officials say Andrea Hope Wright was getting on a four wheeler to go deer hunting when her 12 gauge shotgun discharged Sunday morning, injuring her right leg. An uncle who was nearby came to her aid. Andrea was life flighted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and underwent surgery. Her condition is unknown at this time. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident. UPDATE: Doctors in Pensacola had to amputate part of 16 year old Andrea Wright's right leg.
  18. WILLIAMSBURG, VA, 1/19/14: A Williamsburg man was hospitalized Sunday after he shot himself in the hand at Sterling Manor while inspecting his .45 handgun. Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department said charges are pending against the man. He said officers responded at 11:45 a.m. Sunday to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center for a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man told officers he shot himself while inspecting the handgun. Nobody else was hurt in the incident.
  19. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 1/20/14: An Oklahoma grandfather is dead following an accidental shooting. It happened Monday morning at the man's home along S.W. 16th Street in Oklahoma City while he was watching his grandchildren, according to police. Investigators say the grandfather didn't want his shotgun in the house while he was watching his grandchildren so he was putting in the back of the car when it went off, killing him. Police say the shooting is not suspicious and appears to be a tragic accident. No other injuries were reported.
  20. DECATUR, AL, 1/20/14: Huntsville Hospital has confirmed that a 17-year-old Decatur High School football player died Monday after being shot. Kedrick Bowman Jr. died after being rushed for treatment early Monday morning.  He was shot at 3110 Cotton Place SW, inside his family’s home. Police haven’t released many details, but WHNT News 19 is hearing from a number of very reliable sources the shooting was an accident.  One source tells us the gun belonged to a family member and discharged accidentally. Police have spoken with everyone who was present when the shooting took place, and the person who owns the gun is cooperating fully with the investigation.  No charges have been filed at this time. Decatur Police got the call about the shooting at approximately 12:15 a.m.  Officers responded and found Bowman suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. They rushed him to Decatur Morgan Hospital by ambulance, and he was then flown to Huntsville Hospital, where he died early Monday afternoon. Kedrick Bowman played on Decatur High School’s football team.  His teammates gathered Monday to remember him. Friends also converged on the Bowman family home to offer their support. UPDATE: Kedrick's stepmother, Cynthia Bowman, told police she was holding a .380 semi-automatic pistol that had been having mechanical issues when it fired without the trigger being pressed, according to Crouch. "His mother fired the shot accidentally, according to all witnesses," he said. "Everyone present said it was accidental and the family is cooperating fully." The gun had previously malfunctioned by firing without anyone pulling the trigger, the family told police.
  21. CONNERSVILLE, IN, 1/20/14: Shooting himself in the leg is not the way Connersville Police Chief David Counceller planned to promote his candidacy for Fayette County sheriff. Counceller’s 40-caliber Glock handgun accidentally discharged Saturday afternoon while he was at Wullf’s Gun Shop. Counceller, who was off-duty at the time, said he’d been examining a handgun similar to the one he carries. “I need to pay more attention,” Counceller said. “I know what the dangers are. It was pure carelessness on my part.” The accident occurred when Counceller was putting his Glock into its holster after he removed it to compare it to a newer Glock model at the gun shop, Counceller said. “It got tangled in my clothing,” Counceller said of his weapon. “I was wearing a sweatshirt and a fleece jacket. I felt (the gun) go in the holster and I pushed it, but it was tangled in the material which caused it to discharge. The bullet went into my leg and then into the floor.” Counceller said he drove himself to Fayette Regional Health System for treatment of the flesh wound on his upper, right thigh. Nurses thought the chief was joking when he told them he’d shot himself, Counceller said. “It is an entrance and exit wound,” Counceller said. “I’m really lucky. It doesn’t even hurt. I’d have been at work (Monday) if it wasn’t Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I’ll be back at work on Tuesday.” Mayor Leonard Urban said he also thought the police chief was kidding when he got the call saying he’d shot himself. “It was just a little accident. Dave is an excellent marksman,” Urban said Monday. “Apparently the Glocks don’t have the trigger safety that they should have.” The gunshot wound Saturday is not Councellor’s first. Fifteen years ago, Counceller said he accidentally shot himself in his hand.
  22. NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, 1/20/14: North Charleston Police Department officials say a man who originally told investigators that he was shot by an unknown subject Monday night, has now admitted that he accidentally shot himself. Police say shortly before 7 p.m., officers responded to the area of Comstock Avenue and Davis Street for a report of a man who was shot. Authorities found the victim who had been shot between his toes. At that time, the victim told police he was shot by an unknown subject in the area. Investigators say they were told by several people that the victim was seen playing with a gun when it went off. The victim was then transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Around 9:30 p.m., police officials released a statement that stated that the victim had admitted to accidentally shooting himself. Authorities say they recovered the gun, and the man will be charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm.
  23. ORLANDO, FL, 1/20/14: The Orlando Police Department says one person was shot around 11:30 a.m. near Interstate 4 and Princeton St. in College Park on Monday. According to the victim's account to police, another driver showed a gun in what appeared to an act of road rage. Investigators say the victim grabbed his own gun and accidentally shot himself in the leg. Officials say the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This incident is still under investigation.
  24. BRADENTON, FL, 1/21/14: A Bradenton man is recovering after being shot while in an argument with his son. It happened Tuesday at the 3100 block of 69th Street E. in Bradenton. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, James Harpe got into an argument with his son Joel. At some point a scuffle ensued. The gun discharged hitting James. He is currently recovering at an area hospital in stable condition.
  25. DUBLIN, CA, 1/21/14: A spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said that a BART officer was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow BART officer during a probation search at an apartment building in Dublin Tuesday. The shooting happened at 1:03 p.m., according to BART police. The officer was taken to Eden Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to JD Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Dublin police are currently investigating and questioning all officers who were at the scene. According to Nelson, an officer from Dublin Police Services was stationed outside the apartment during the search, in addition to several BART officers.
  26. HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA, 1/21/14: A western Pennsylvania man jailed on a charge of criminal homicide tells reporters the shooting of his "best friend" was an accident. Thirty-two-year-old Eric Fennell, of Hempfield Township, made those comments after his arraignment Tuesday on the charge filed in the death of 27-year-old Fidel Velez. State police say Velez, of Southwest Greensburg, died less than two hours after he was shot in the chest at Fennell's home about 12:45 a.m. Police say Fennell first told investigators Velez shot himself, then said he accidentally shot Velez while the victim was manipulating the gun's slide while Fennell held it.
  27. CARROLL CO., MD, 1/22/14: A man was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while preparing to clean his gun, according to police. The incident occurred around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Ridge Road near Westminster, according to Maryland State Police Dispatcher Keith Carlisle. The man was preparing to clean his gun, forgot to unload it and accidentally pulled the trigger, according to Maryland State Police Trooper James Lantz. He shot himself in his upper left leg. No one else was home at the time, and there were no other injuries, according to Lantz. Maryland State Police said the man was about 30 years old but declined to release his name, citing an ongoing investigation into the incident.
  28. SALEM, OR, 1/22/14: A 25-year-old Salem man was taken to the hospital this morning after he accidentally shot himself, police said. According to a spokesman for the Salem Police Department, David Kantner was cleaning his gun when it discharged in an apartment complex in the 500 block of Wallace Road NW around 7:15 a.m today. Kantner reportedly called 911. He was taken to Salem Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. Salem Hospital confirmed that Kantner was in stable condition this evening. Okada said that following investigation police determined it was an accidental discharge.
  29. ANDERSON, IN, 1/22/14:  A woman with a gunshot wound to the hip was admitted to St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital on Wednesday night, a police spokesman confirmed. The injury was was not believed to be life-threatening. Police scanner transmissions indicated the victim was admitted about 9:45 p.m., and that detectives were questioning the unnamed victim. Anderson Police Department Sgt. William Casey said the woman reportedly was inside a car with four people when a small-caliber handgun accidentally discharged. The bullet struck her hip. The person who allegedly shot the woman fled on foot, Casey said. Casey said the victim was brought to the hospital by the others in the car.
  30. MOCKSVILLE, NC, 1/22/14: A Davie County Sheriff Deputy and a K9 were shot Wednesday evening in Davie County. According to Davie County EMS, Deputy Chris Fleming and a K9 were shot during a hostage situation. Thursday morning, the sheriff's office confirmed that the K9 "Gorky" died from his gunshot wound. The deputy is still being treated for a gunshot wound to his upper arm. Update: During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes said he accidentally shot Deputy Fleming. Stokes said he believe the incident was part of an ambush on his deputies.
  31. FORESTVILLE, MD, 1/22/14: Police have charged two men in connection with an armed robbery of a Forestville liquor store Wednesday that ended with one of the suspects possibly shooting himself in the groin, authorities said. Donnell J.Calloway, 25, and Gregory T. Evans, 27, are accused of demanding cash from the clerk at a liquor store about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday near the 3300 block of Walter Lane in Prince George’s County. After collecting some cash, the two men, both from the District, took off in a minivan that officers chased into D.C., police said.
  32. TAMPA, FL, 1/23/14: A Tampa man accidentally fired his handgun Thursday morning while receiving emergency care at a local hospital, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. Lynn Boatman, 67, went to the Town & Country emergency room at around 1:20 a.m. because of a medical issue, the sheriff’s office said. When he was placed on an emergency room bed, Boatman took out his Glock .45 caliber handgun from his back pocket to remove the magazine, the sheriff’s office said. As Boatman attempted to clear the chamber, he accidentally pulled the trigger, and one round discharged, the sheriff’s office said. The bullet went through a chair and into the tile floor. No one was injured, the sheriff’s office said. The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office was notified. No charged will be filed against Boatman, who has a concealed weapons permit, the sheriff’s office said.
  33. VERDIGRIS, OK, 1/24/13: A Saturday Tulsa World story incorrectly stated the circumstances causing an injury to a Verdigris child. The child was playing with a gun when it fired, and the boy's face was injured due to the recoil. Verdigris police said a 2-year-old boy was injured Friday while playing with a gun. The unidentified child was transported to a hospital for treatment, police said. Police at the scene in the 8100 block of East Misty Morning Place said the child was playing with a gun when it fired. The recoil struck the boy, injuring his face, police said. Verdigris Assistant Police Chief Darrin Hester said the gun was originally kept in a holster but somehow became accessible to the toddler.
  34. PINE BLUFF, AR, 1/24/13: Authorities say a Pine Bluff police officer has been treated and released from a hospital after he was accidentally shot by a fellow officer while conducting surveillance. Pine Bluff Police Lt. David Price says officers were conducting surveillance Friday morning outside the Tobacco Outlet on Camden Road because of recent burglaries at the business. According to police, another patrol unit that was doing business checks found an unsecured door at the back of the business. That officer was unaware that other police officers were inside the building and he fired one shot at "a dark figure" holding a weapon. Price says the officer conducting surveillance was shot in the arm and treated and released from Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The officer who fired the shot is on paid administrative leave.
  35. FOUNTAIN, CO, 1/24/14: A 25-year-old Fountain woman was killed in what police believe was an ‘accidental discharge of a firearm.’ The Fountain Police Department was called to a report of a woman who had been shot Friday morning at about 10:20 in the 8500 block of Link Road. When officers got to the home, they found an unconscious woman with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in her abdomen. She was taken to a Colorado Springs hospital where she died. According to police, preliminary investigation shows that the incident was an ‘accidental discharge of a firearm.’ The only other person who was in the home was the woman’s young child. Her identity is not yet being released, pending the notification of her family. Investigation into this incident is ongoing.
  36. GLENWOOD, IA, 1/24/14: Police in Glenwood, Iowa are investigating an accidental shooting that happened Friday afternoon outside an elementary school. Police say Douglas Trent Good called 911 after he accidentally shot himself in the leg. Good was outside Glenwood West Elementary School, and was on school property. Glenwood School Superintendent told FOX 42 News that Good is the parent of a student there. Police say Good had a 9mm handgun, and went to the hospital, but did not know how badly he was hurt. The Glenwood Police Department says it is investigating why Good had a gun on school property and how the shooting happened. UPDATE: Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen described the shooting as accidental. He said Good is a former Glenwood officer and has taught firearms training classes for people seeking permits to carry concealed weapons. UPDATE 2: The Mills County Attorney's Office says Douglas Trent Good has been charged with carrying weapons on school grounds, a class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison or a fine of $750 to $7,500. Authorities say Good accidentally shot himself in the leg at Glenwood West Elementary School's playground pickup area late Friday afternoon.
  37. CRESTVIEW, FL, 1/24/14: The Crestview Police Department is investigating a case involving an 18-year-old man who was shot in the leg Friday night. Carlos Ricardo Matus, 18, was shot in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Grimes Avenue, police said. The teenager was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after being taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center. There, police said, they learned Matus was with two juveniles when one of them was "looking" at a .9-mm pistol before it accidentally discharged. The boys made up a story about an unknown shooter before police interviewed them, according to a news release.
  38. SANTA FE, TX, 1/24/14: A Santa Fe man accidentally injured his wife when the handgun he was cleaning fired at the kitchen table, lodging a bit of shrapnel in the woman’s leg, authorities said. The man was cleaning a Glock 22 handgun at the couple’s home in the 7300 block of Avenue P at about 11 p.m. Friday when the gun fired, sheriff’s office spokesman Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said.

Originally posted to David Waldman on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 01:46 PM PST.

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

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