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March 2, 2013 edition

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Dacula, Ga. -- A 58-year-old woman was found dead in her home around 10:15 a.m. yesterday, apparently from gunshot wounds. Her 60-year-old husband was arrested and charged with killing her during a domestic dispute.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man and a woman were found shot dead around 4 a.m. today.

Portland, Ore. -- A 52-year-old woman was found fatally shot at a house this morning. A man who called 911 to report the shooting has been taken into custody.

Houston, Tex. -- A mother and her adult son were found fatally shot at a home this morning. Both victims were shot multiple times. Police suspect the incident was related to a family dispute of some kind. They were searching for a pick-up truck seen earlier at the home. Some neighbors have reported that a second son might be involved.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 72-year-old man had just left a house and was on his way to dialysis treatment when he was shot and killed outside the house about 3:30 a.m. this morning. Police believe the motive was robbery.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 31-year-old man was fatally shot about 3 p.m. yesterday. He had a verbal altercation with the gunman just before the shooting. The suspect is in custody.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 33-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle this morning. The victim had wounds to his head and torso.

Prince George’s County, Md. -- An 18-year-old male was fatally shot while walking with a friend about 7 p.m. Thursday. Police say after a car pulled up, someone got out and opened fire. The victim was struck more than once.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 21-year-old man was found fatally shot about 2:40 p.m. yesterday. He was struck multiple times. Police suspect the victim was involved in an argument.

Seattle, Wash. -- A woman in her 20s walking with friends was shot and wounded around 12:15 a.m. today when she became caught in a crossfire as two men in the area shot at each other. Her injury was reported as non life-threatening. Two suspects have been arrested.

Forestville, Md. -- A man shot and wounded a stranger who pushed his way into the man’s apartment and attacked him about 11:20 p.m. Thursday night.

Woodlynne, N.J. -- A 15-year-old male found in a wooded area apparently had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital. No other information was available.

Liberty, Mo. -- An employee shot a robber who pulled a gun and demanded cash at a bank about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. The robber fled but was later taken into custody by police.

Greenwood, Ind. -- A woman attending a party at a golf-course club was injured while in a car in the parking lot around 1:30 a.m. today when shots were fired by two or three gunman. A bullet struck and shattered a window in the car she was in, and police were not sure if her injuries were caused by a bullet-graze or if she was hit by flying glass.

Metairie, La. -- A woman was shot around 6 p.m. yesterday. Her injury was reported as non life-threatening. No other information was available.

Chicago, Ill. -- A male was shot while on a street about 1 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in serious-to-critical condition. No other information was available.

Middle River, Md. -- A 27-year-old man was found lying in the middle of a street with a gunshot wound to his head just after midnight last night. He also had additional traumatic injuries. No word on his condition.

East Cleveland, Ohio -- About 10:30 a.m. yesterday, at least one bullet was fired at a church during a funeral service for a rap artist who was shot and killed on February 20. A few hundred people were in the church at the time, including the mayor. There were no reports of injuries.

Today’s sources: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery

Addendum for March 2, 2013

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

You’ll find contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

March 1, 2013 edition

Santa Cruz, Calif. -- Two police detectives, a 51-year-old male and a 38-year-old female, were shot and killed on Tuesday at the home of a 35-year-old man they were interviewing about his arrest two-days earlier. The man fled but was later killed in a shoot-out with police.

Lakewood, Colo. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in an apartment complex parking lot about 9:45 a.m. yesterday. Police are questioning three people in connection with the shooting.

Houston, Tex. -- A man was fatally shot after getting into an argument with another man who pulled out a gun and opened fire near a bus stop about 12:15 a.m. today.

Pasadena, Calif. -- Police found a 30-year-old man fatally shot about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Baton Rouge, La. -- A 34-year-old man was shot and killed as he sat in the driver’s seat of a vehicle around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Boston, Mass. -- A 26-year-old man was fatally shot at a bus station last night. Two men, ages 25 and 22, are in custody.

Round Hill, Va. --  A woman was found fatally shot about 11 a.m. yesterday.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 27-year-old man was shot and killed, and a 29-year-old-man was shot and wounded, as they were with a group of people milling around a tour bus belonging to a rap artist when a car pulled up and someone in the vehicle opened fire on the crowd. Police don’t think the rapper or his entourage were targeted, but suspect the shooting was related to some sort of disagreement between fans of the rapper.

Fairfield, Ala. -- About 9:15 a.m. yesterday, the body of a 28-year-old man was found in an alley, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

New Orleans, La. -- Two brothers, age 15 and 11, were playing with a handgun about 7 p.m. yesterday when it discharged, striking the younger boy. He was listed in stable condition.

Port St. Lucie, Fla. -- A 54-year-old man shot a police officer in the leg with a shotgun during a stand-off about 5:30 a.m. yesterday. The officer was treated and released from a local hospital.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 17-year-old student jogging to a sports practice at his high school was shot in the leg in front of the school about 4 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition and is expected to recover.

Oakland, Calif. -- A teenage boy was shot while on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 48-year-old man exited a vehicle about 2:30 p.m. yesterday carrying an assault weapon with a 30-round magazine and opened fire on about 10 people standing on a street corner, wounding a man and woman. The shooter returned to his car and fled, but was captured by police a short while later. No word on the condition of the victims.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in his head and shoulder about 1:30 a.m. today. He was listed in critical condition.

Racine, Wis. -- A 24-year-old man, the owner of a corner grocery store, was shot at the store about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Police are investigating.

Gretna, La. -- Hearing a knock at his front door about 6:35 p.m. yesterday, a man opened it and was immediately shot by an assailant. The man was able to shut the door, but the gunman fired through it, hitting a second man in the residence. One of the men was struck in the head, the other in the shoulder. No word on their conditions.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 20-year-old-man was shot by someone in a passing car early this morning. His injury was considered life-threatening.

East St. Louis, Ill. -- An autopsy of a man police initially thought was shot to death, as reported here yesterday, showed no bullet wounds. They now think he might have died of hypothermia.

Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oakland Tribune, Palm Beach Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times-Picayune, Washington Post

Addendum for March 1, 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. That lobbyist thinks we will soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and 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 both the 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

February 28, 2013 edition

North Stonington, Conn. -- On Tuesday, a 47-year-old grandmother shot and killed her two grandsons, ages 2 and 6 months-old, before killing herself with the gun.

Newport, Ark. --  As they slept about 3 a.m. yesterday, a one-year-old baby girl was shot and killed and her mother was wounded when someone shot through a bedroom window at their home. Two other children at the home were unharmed. Police have a suspect in custody and believe the shooting might be related to a domestic dispute. The mother’s condition is unknown.

Grand Junction, Colo. -- Police say it appears a father fatally shot his adult son after they had some sort of dispute inside a house early yesterday.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 37-year-old woman, a mother of four, was shot and killed in front of her youngest child -- a 4-year-old boy -- by her ex-boyfriend and father of the child, about 8 a.m. Tuesday. The woman had obtained a restraining order against the man on Monday evening.

Fort Pierce, Fla. -- A 35-year-old sheriff's deputy was shot and killed this morning during a traffic stop. A suspect is in custody.

Santa Monica, Calif. -- An altercation between a man and his estranged wife led to a police standoff that ended when police found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound about 4 a.m. yesterday.

Lafayette, La. -- A relative found the bodies of a man and a woman in a home, each fatally shot, about 4 p.m. yesterday. Police saw no evidence of forced entry into the home,

Townsend, Mont. -- A stand-off ensued after police came under fire when responding to a reported assault earlier today. The stand-off ended when someone inside the house was found dead about 8:30 a.m., apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

New Orleans, La. -- A 21-year-old man was found fatally shot on the front porch of a residence around 5 p.m. yesterday. He was shot multiple times.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 55-year-old father of five children and a respected community volunteer was shot and killed near the front door of his home about 11:20 p.m. yesterday.

East St. Louis, Ill. -- Children walking to school about 7 a.m. yesterday found the body of a 52-year-old man in an open field. He had been shot to death.

Akron, Ohio -- A 34-year-old man was found fatally shot in the backyard of a home about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had been hit multiple times.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 28-year-old woman and mother of six children was shot and killed and a 32-year-old man was shot and wounded about 1:35 a.m. today. The man was struck multiple times. He was in a local hospital in critical but stable condition.

Camden, N. J. -- A 23-year-old man was fatally shot as the car he was driving was stopped at a stop sign about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Camden, N.J. -- A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He had been hit multiple times.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 7:15 a.m. Sunday, after two male friends who were members of a motorcycle club spent several hours at a strip club, one of them -- 36-years old -- shot the other man -- 31-years old -- in the head, killing him when he refused to get in the older man’s car.

Round Hill, Va. -- One person is dead after a shooting about 11 a.m. today.

Alexandria, Va. -- A 45-year-old police officer was shot in the head by a cab driver yesterday. Authorities had been looking for the driver after receiving complaints from people in a store that he had made them uncomfortable on two occasions. The officer was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 31 year-old woman was shot in the arm and stomach and a 23-year-old man was shot in the back and side while on a street about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. No word on their condition.

Atlanta, Ga. -- One cousin shot another cousin in the stomach at a home Tuesday after they argued over the music-volume at a gathering following a funeral. The condition of the victim was not reported.

Vista, Calif. -- A man was shot at an apartment about 12:30 a.m. today. The victim was reported to have life-threatening injuries. Police say it might be related to a robbery attempt. Homicide detectives have taken over the case.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 17-year-old girl, a high-school senior, accidentally shot herself with a pink .380-caliber handgun while at school yesterday. She was treated and released from a local hospital. Police then arrested her.

Newark, N.J. -- A 25-year-old male off-duty sheriff’s officer was shot in the chest outside a bar about 2 a.m. today. Apparently, there was a verbal confrontation of some kind outside the bar between the off-duty officer and two other males. One of those two males pulled a gun and shot the officer. He returned fire, hitting both of the males. The off-duty office was treated and released. The two males were in stable condition.

Jersey City, N.J. -- A 19-year-old man was shot several times in the chest while at an outdoor basketball court about 8 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Sebring, Fla. -- A dog kicked a handgun that was on the floor of a truck last Saturday, causing it to discharge and strike the 35-year-old male driver in the leg. The man did not think the gun was loaded.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg about 9 a.m. today near his school. The boy ran inside the school for help. He was reported in good condition at a local hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 11:55 p.m. yesterday, a 24-year-old man walking on a street was shot in the leg as he tried to fight off a robber who had approached him from behind and demanded his wallet. The robber fled. No word on the victim’s condition.

Pittsfield Township, Mich. -- A 28-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly shot at traffic from a wooded area about 12:30 a.m. yesterday. Police found a sawed-off shotgun. No injuries or damage to vehicles was reported.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Detroit News, Hartford Courant, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KXLH-TV Helena, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Diego Union Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Times- Picayune, Washington Post

Addendum for February 28, 2013

Help reduce this daily carnage. Find out how, here:

www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.com

February 27, 2013 edition
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February 26, 2013 edition

Dayton, Ohio -- A 13-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 13-year-old cousin was critically wounded when a 39-year-old man opened fire in the victim’s home on Sunday. The man is the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s mother and it was reported that the two argued before the shooting.

Dayton, Ohio -- A man was found shot to death in a car last Friday.

Baton Rouge. La. -- A 20-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street about 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

Waco, Tex. -- A 67-year-old man -- the president of a construction management company -- was found dead on a couch in his office, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife found his body about 12:30 p.m. last Thursday. A day earlier, the man had been charged in a sealed grand-jury indictment.

New Orleans, La. -- A 46-year-old man was fatally shot and a 23-year-old man was shot and wounded in a house about 8:40 p.m. yesterday. No other details were available.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 37-year-old woman was fatally shot while on a street about 8 a.m. today. A man was taken into custody but no charges had been filed. Police continue to investigate.

Trotwood, Ohio --A 50-year-old man accidentally shot himself about 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot outside a gun-show venue. The man’s handgun went off as he was putting it into a holster he had just purchased at the show. The bullet struck a finger and doctors considered it unlikely that the finger can be reattached.

Flatwood, Ala. -- An 11-year-old boy was shot during a robbery attempt by a 13-year-old boy about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Cordova, Tenn. -- A 59-year-old woman was shot in the collarbone by her husband about 4:30 a.m. this morning. Police initially believed the incident was accidental, but now they are calling it suspicious. The woman was reported in stable condition.

Clarksville, Tenn. -- A 42-year-old man was shot by a 22-year-old man after the two got into an argument about the older man not helping around the apartment he shares with the younger man’s mother. The victim was treated and released from a nearby medical center. A 2-year-old child was in the apartment when the shooting took place.

Midfield, Ala. -- A bullet that shot into a house grazed the head of a male teenager who was inside.

Cleveland, Ohio -- About 10:45 p.m. yesterday a man showed up at a medical center with a gunshot wound.

Macon, Ga. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg by a man in his 20s about 10 p.m. Saturday at a restaurant. According to a witness, one of the men was waiting for a table when the other man bumped into him. One of the two then took out a gun and opened fire. No word on his condition.

St. Petersburg, Fla. --  A man was shot while on a street about 3 a.m. today. He was expected to recover.

Today’s sources: The (Baton Rouge) Advocate, Birmingham News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, The (Macon) Telegraph, Nashville Tennessean, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune

Addendum for February 26, 2013

Help reduce this daily carnage. Find out how, here:

www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.com

February 25, 2013 edition

Houston, Tex. -- A 4-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself in the stomach with his 21-year-old father's gun about 8:15 a.m. yesterday. The two were sleeping on a couch when the boy awoke and found the gun lying nearby.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A 32-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son were found fatally shot yesterday morning. The woman’s 33-year-old husband and father of the boy has been arrested after turning himself in. A neighbor said they have two other children, about ages 4 and 1, and were apparently unharmed. Police say the children are now with their grandparents.

Willcox, Ariz. -- Around mid-day Saturday, a 36-year-old man went to the home of his 62-year-old father and fatally shot him before using the gun to kill himself. The shooter’s 36-year-old stepmother fled from the home and called police. She was not injured.

Takoma Park, Md. -- Two 30-year-old men were found fatally shot in the driveway of a house about 1:45 a.m. yesterday. Police say the men were friends and, at this point, believe it was a murder-suicide.

Baltimore, Md. -- Two people were found dead about 10:45 p.m. yesterday -- a man lying on a street with several gunshot wounds to the head and torso and, in a nearby parked car, a woman with gunshot wounds to the torso. Both were declared dead at a local hospital.

Decatur, Ala. -- A man was found fatally shot in a car about 2:30 a.m. today. Another person was in the car when the shooting occurred. It is being investigated as a possible suicide, but nothing yet has been ruled out.

Sheffield, Ala. -- Two men broke into a home and fatally shot a man who was visiting there Friday night. The victim was shot as he tried to keep the intruders from entering a back room where he had gone with five others.

Harris County, Tex. -- A driver is dead after he was shot and his vehicle crashed into a taco stand about 8 p.m. yesterday. No one at the stand was injured.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 31-year-old man was shot and killed while in a vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 11:30 p.m. Friday. The victim’s girlfriend said they were waiting to meet a friend when they were confronted by two men. One of the men then shot the victim before fleeing in a vehicle.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 57-year-old man was found fatally shot in the driveway of a home about 5 a.m. today.

DeKalb County, Ga. -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed by another man at a nightclub early yesterday morning. The victim and the shooter had argued over a woman. Police are looking for the shooter.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 7:30 a.m. yesterday, a 31-year-old man was found lying in a parking lot, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A woman told police her male roommate was fatally shot early today by someone who kicked in the door of their home and started shooting. The intruder fled after firing multiple shots.

Washington, D.C. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. No other details were available.

Hallandale, Fla. -- A man trying to rob a home about 3 p.m. yesterday was fired on by people inside the house. Two people in the house got caught up in the crossfire. One of the victims, a man, died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other victim, a woman, was shot in the arm and is expected to survive. Police are looking for the intruder.

Prince George’s County, Md. --  A 20-year-old was fatally shot in the parking lot of a hotel about 4 a.m. yesterday after a fight broke out between two groups of people who had attended separate parties at the hotel. A gun was fired at some point during the melee and the victim was hit.

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while inside a house about 5 p.m. yesterday in what police believe may have been a case of mistaken identity. Details are still sketchy, but police say the victim and another man had entered the house when someone already in the house got a rifle and it discharged. The shooter knew the victim. Police are trying to determine why the gun was fired.

Benson, Ariz. -- A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg while hunting about 7:30 a.m. yesterday. The gun fired as the boy slid a rifle under a fence to his grandfather on the other side of the fence. Police said the boy has significant damage to his leg, but the injury was not considered life-threatening.

Ocala, Fla. -- A 25-year-old security guard at an entertainment complex was shot in the shoulder by a 26-year-old patron about 1:30 a.m. today. The incident began when the guard knocked over the man’s drink and a verbal confrontation ensued. The guard was escorting him out of the complex when the man took out a gun, which led to a struggle between the two. The gun went off during the struggle. The guard’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Thornton, Colo. -- About 1:30 a.m. yesterday, as three men and a woman were being led out of a bar after an altercation, one of them pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting a 40-year-old man. The victims was reported to have serious injuries.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A 25-year-old man was shot while at a gas station around 10:35 a.m. Saturday after he got into an argument with someone who pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times. The victim’s condition was reported as life-threatening. The shooter fled the scene in a vehicle.

Waterbury, Conn. -- A 26-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his back and arm about 5:10 p.m. Saturday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 47-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun around 9:50 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition at a local hospital.

Vista, Calif. -- A 52-year-old man was shot in the head and robbed while walking his dog outside his apartment about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. He was treated and a local hospital and released yesterday afternoon.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the back while on a street around 8 p.m. yesterday. No word on the victim’s condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man with multiple gunshot wounds showed up at a hospital yesterday afternoon. No word on his condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man and a woman were shot and critically injured about 5 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for the shooter.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 1 a.m. Saturday with multiple gunshot wounds. He was listed in stable condition at a hospital.

Miami, Fla. --  A male teenager was wounded in a drive-by shooting about 7 a.m. today. More than 22 shell casing were found at the scene. Police say at least two gun were used; a 9 mm handgun and an AK-47 rifle. Bullets also struck two nearby homes. In one of the homes, the bullet went into a living room, although no one was hit. The teenager was in critical condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A city bus was hit by two bullets about 12:45 a.m. today. A passenger was treated for injuries caused by shattered glass. Police were not sure if the shots were aimed at the bus. A parked vehicle was also struck.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union Tribune, Times- Picayune, Washington Post, Waterbury Republican-American, WAFF-TV Huntsville, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WFTV-TV Orlando, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for February 25, 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

February 24, 2013 edition

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 72-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home about 2:25 a.m. today. He was struck once in the neck. Police are not yet sure if he was targeted or hit by a stray bullet.

Fairfield, Conn. -- A domestic dispute at a condominium evolved into a police stand-off about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. It ended when a 40-year-old man turned a gun on himself and took his own life.

Murrysville, Penn. -- In an apparent domestic dispute, a man and a woman were fatally shot and another woman shot and wounded in the parking lot of a bar about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. The bar was closed at the time. Police believe the man shot both women, but they stopped short of calling the incident a murder-suicide. The wounded victim was reported in stable condition.

Miami, Fla. -- A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 32-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 5:45 p.m. yesterday. A male gunman came out of a vacant lot and shot the victim multiple times.

Lawnside, N.J. -- A 32-year-old man was fatally shot at his girlfriend’s house about 3:30 a.m. today. He was struck several times. The shooter fled. Police believe the victim and shooter knew each other. The girlfriend and another woman were not injured.

Hickory, N.C. -- A homeowner shot and killed an intruder who kicked in his front door about 9 a.m. yesterday. Police at this point believe that the homeowner did not know the intruder. The incident apparently included a struggle as the homeowner was injured and required hospitalization. He was treated and released.

Raymore, Mo. -- A woman in her 30s was found fatally shot about 7:10 a.m. yesterday. Police have one person in custody.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Last night, a man in his 40s was shot and killed and a 35-year-old woman was shot and wounded. The woman was shot in the leg and is expected to make a full recovery. Police are looking for a suspect.

Canton, Ohio -- A 41-year-old man was fatally shot in the upper leg outside a bar about 2:15 a.m. yesterday. Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old man in connection with the shooting.

Dayton, Ohio -- A man sitting in a car was shot several times and killed about 6 p.m. yesterday. Police say someone approached the victim from behind and fired multiple shots into the vehicle.

Orlando, Fla. -- A man in his early 20s was found lying on the ground fatally shot around 6 p.m. yesterday.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man and a woman found dead in a burning car about 5 a.m. Friday morning had both been shot.

Fulshear, Tex. -- A 9-year-old boy was shot in the leg while walking with his grandfather along a road about 4 p.m. yesterday. Police are trying to find out where the shot came from. A gun range is nearby. The injury was considered non-life threatening.

Des Moines, Iowa -- Two friends, both 13-year-old boys, were playing with a handgun when one of the boys accidentally shot the other in his shoulder. No word on the condition of the wounded boy.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy walking down a street about 12:30 a.m. today was shot in the hip after he was approached by a group of males and one of them opened fire. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a 20-year-old man was shot in the knee and buttocks about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Both victims were listed as stabilized at a hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the buttocks about 10:15 p.m. yesterday after a male shooter stepped out of a vehicle and opened fire. The victim was listed as stabilized at a local hospital.

Canton, Ohio -- An 18-year-old woman was shot in the chest at an apartment complex about 2:10 p.m. yesterday. Police arrested a 30-year-old woman who lives in the complex. No word on the condition of the victim.

Miami, Fla. -- A 29-year-old man was hospitalized yesterday after he was shot in a drive-by shooting.

Tulsa, Okla. -- A 19-year-old woman was arrested for shooting her boyfriend in the torso during an argument at an apartment complex Friday night.

Lafayette, Ind. -- A man was shot in the leg near an apartment about 11:30 a.m. today. The victim was expected to recover.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, New York Post, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquire, Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter, WSOC-TV Charlotte

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February 23, 2013 edition

Akron, Ohio -- A 29-year-old man has been arrested for accidentally shooting and killing a 29-year-old woman as they sat in a van. She was struck in the chest.

Palm Coast, Fla. -- A 32-year-old female gas-station clerk was shot to death at work by an unidentified man about 10:15 p.m. Thursday. The victim was a mother of six, including a 6-month-old baby. Police said the incident did not appear to be related to a robbery. The shooter fled on foot.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A person was found lying on the ground fatally shot about 1:15 a.m. today. Police are treating the shooting as a homicide. No other information was available.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- Police found a 26-year-old man dead on a street from a gunshot wound in the chest about 2:35 a.m. today.

Macon, Ga. -- At her home about 7:50 p.m. yesterday, a 52-year-old woman shot a 50-year-old man in the chest, killing him. She was arrested earlier today.

Washington, D.C. -- A man was found on a street fatally shot in the head about 1 a.m. today. A male suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Washington, D.C. -- Police found a man fatally shot in the head about 3 a.m. today. They were looking for three suspects.

New Orleans, La. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed about 2 p.m. yesterday while fixing his vehicle at an auto-parts store. Witnesses heard about ten gunshots.

St. Louis, Mo. -- About 2:20 p.m. Thursday, a 52-year-old man was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and neck in a doorway to a building that had a liquor store and beauty salon.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 18-year-old man was shot and killed on his birthday after getting into a fight at a home with another 18-year-old around 4 p.m. Thursday. The victim was shot in the back at least twice. The shooter has been arrested.

Newark, N.J. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot and another man was shot and wounded while on a street about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. The wounded man was listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Police found a man fatally shot in the head on a street about 11:40 a.m. yesterday. Police are looking for two suspects.

Camden, N.J. -- A 21-year-old autistic man and his caretaker were shot by an off-duty police officer who thought they were trying to break into his home about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. The two men shot had just been dropped off by a shuttle bus in front of the autistic man’s home, which is across the street from the off-duty officer’s home. The autistic man, for reasons unknown, crossed the street and banged on the front door of the officer’s home as the caretaker tried unsuccessful to stop him. When the front door opened slightly, the off-duty officer fired shots, striking both men. No word yet on the condition of the autistic man or the caretaker.

New Orleans, La. -- A police officer was shot responding to a report of a robbery about 7:30 a.m. today. No other details were available.

New Orleans, La. -- Just before 2 p.m. yesterday, a woman was shot while driving. No word on her condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot multiple times and a woman was shot in the leg about 9:20 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition either victim.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot multiple time about 9:25 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a bullet wound to the leg about 1 a.m. today.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound about 3:10 a.m. today.

Macon, Ga. -- A person was shot in the leg about 12:15 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for two suspects. The victim’s wounds were considered non life-threatening.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Police are investigating a person shot while on a street about 4 a.m. today. No word yet on the victim's condition.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Las Vegas Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis

Addendum for February 23, 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, as has always been the case in the past, that 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

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Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 01:14 PM PST.

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

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