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March 14, 2013 edition

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Mesquite, Tex. --Four family members -- the father, mother, 21-year-old daughter, and 18-year-old son -- were found fatally shot in a house Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Oceanside, Calif. -- A 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were shot and killed and two other teenagers were shot and wounded at a park about 9 p.m. yesterday. Someone walked up and opened fire on the four as they sat on a couch near a memorial for two other teens murdered in 2011.

Belleview, Wash. --  On Sunday, a 50-year-old man committed suicide during a gun-safety class at a shooting range. The range was offering an entry-level handgun course that provided three hours of instruction on how to load and use pistols and revolvers.

Nashville, Tenn. -- When a 29-year-old man pulled out a gun on his 31-year-old estranged wife while they argued at his house after she dropped off their 5- and 7-year-old sons, the woman wrestled away the gun and fatally shot him in the back.

Boley, Okla. -- A 54-year-old man and his 53-year-old wife were found dead Monday. Both had multiple gunshot wounds.

Jackson, Miss. -- Someone was found fatally shot in a driveway this morning. Police discovered about 20 shell casings at the scene.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man in his 20s or 30s was found shot to death on a street about 4:30 a.m. today.

Jackson, Miss. -- A man was shot and wounded this morning. He had been struck three times. No word on his condition.

Clark, Wyo. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen by a friend who was cleaning a handgun and it accidentally discharged about 8:30 p.m. Monday. His condition was upgraded from critical to serious.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man suffered graze wounds to his head when he was shot while driving on a street about 10:30 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the thigh while standing on a sidewalk about 4:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Denver, Colo. -- A verbal dispute ended when a man was shot in the ankle. The shooter fled in a car. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Three people were wounded when a gunman opened the doors to a bar and began shooting about 3 a.m. today. More than a dozen people were inside the bar at the time. All the victims were expected to survive.

Houston, Tex. -- After he was awakened by banging noises downstairs, a homeowner shot a burglary suspect climbing through a window about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. The burglar was listed in critical condition.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- Two men were shot and wounded when someone in a passing car open fire on about 30 people gathered on a sidewalk for a memorial about 7 p.m. Tuesday. The victim’s injuries were considered non-critical.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 46-year-old man was shot twice in the legs during an attempted robbery while he was in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant about 11:55 p.m. yesterday. Police say a man with a rifle walked up and broke out the driver's side window in the victim’s truck before pointing the gun at him and demanding his wallet. The gunman shot when the victim tried escape by backing up the truck.

Sheldon, Wash. -- A 46-year-old state trooper was accidentally shot in the leg yesterday afternoon during a training exercise. The trooper was listed in stable condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Three people were shot and wounded inside a gentleman’s club about 3:30 a.m. today when someone opened the back door and opened fire. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Plainfield, N.J. -- A 47-year-old man was shot once in the stomach and once in the arm while on a street about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Des Moines, Iowa -- An elementary school student walking home after classes found a loaded gun in the snow by the sidewalk. The student called her father who contacted school officials.

Today’s sources: Billings Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Denver Post, Des Moines Register, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KXAS-TV Dallas, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

March 13, 2013 edition

Herkimer, N.Y. -- Two people were shot and killed this morning at a quick oil-change business and another two people were shot and killed about a mile away at a barber shop in a nearby town. Another two people were wounded. A manhunt was underway.

Floyd County, Ky. -- Two assailants -- a 50-year-old woman and her husband -- entered a home yesterday and shot a 54-year-old man and his 50-year-old wife. The 54-year-old man was killed and his wife was wounded. During the shooting, the male assailant was also wounded.

Milton, Ga. -- A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot in a driveway at a home about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck once in the head.

Houston, Texas -- About 5:30 p.m. yesterday, a man was fatally shot in his car as he arrived at the parking lot of his apartment complex with his fiancée and 8-month-old son. Two gunmen reportedly walked up to the car and started shooting. The woman and child were not injured. Police believe the man returned fire because two other people, possibly the gunmen, also were shot at the scene. One of them died at the hospital; a second was wounded.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded about 2:40 p.m. yesterday. The victim was struck while in the back seat of a vehicle when someone in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire.

Dallas, Tex. --A 27-year-old man was shot and wounded about 2:15 a.m. today during a street fight that involved about 13 people.

Des Moines, Iowa -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the chest about 5 p.m. Monday after three men forced their way into his residence when he opened the front door. The intruders proceeded to search the house, looking through kitchen drawers and garbage bags. Police say it does not appear to be a random act. A woman and child in the home were not injured. No word on the condition of the victim.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 41-year-old man was shot in the head about 10 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

San Diego, Calif. -- After a car came to a stop, an assailant got out and shot a 44-year-old man as he walked on a street about 1:10 a.m. today. The victim was hit three times. No word on his condition.

South Strabane Township, Penn. -- About 8:45 p.m. yesterday, a husband was shot twice by his 26-year-old wife -- once while inside their apartment and once while outside the building. Two children, ages 5 and 7, were at home at the time. No word on the victim’s condition.

Today’s sources: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Des Moines Register, Houston Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Diego Union Tribune

Addendum for March 12, 2013

Yesterday, by a 10 to 8 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a measure designed to expand the use of background checks on private gun sales. The 10 votes supporting the bill came from Democrats; the 8 votes opposing the bill came from Republicans. It is now expected that the bill will go to the Senate floor for a full vote.

Here are the names of the Democrats that supported the bill. I sent each of them an email this morning to thank them for their vote.

DEMOCRATS
Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont
Dianne Feinstein, California
Chuck Schumer, New York
Dick Durbin, Illinois
Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
Al Franken, Minnesota
Christopher A. Coons, Delaware
Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
Mazie Hirono, Hawaii

And here below are the names of the Republicans that opposed the bill. I sent each of them the following email this morning:

Senator XXXXX,

I’m disappointed you voted yesterday against the bill that would expand the use of background checks on gun sales. Here’s why I‘m disappointed:

-- More than 86 percent of Americans support such a bill. And they support it because they know it will help save lives.

-- About 100,000 people in our country are shot by guns every year. This bill will reduce that number.

-- About 30,000 people in our country are killed by guns every year. This bill will reduce that number.

-- The physical and emotional pain-and-suffering caused by gun carnage can’t be calculated. But this bill can help reduce it.

-- Gun injuries and deaths cost U.S. taxpayers about $12 billion each year. This bill will reduce that number.

I know you feel you must do what the NRA tells you to do. And I know it’s not easy to escape their talons. But maybe it’s time to try.

It can’t feel good to know that for little more than a promise of some votes and perhaps a little campaign cash, you happily become the dummy on the knee of the NRA, mouthing the words they speak with a pleasant smile.

And it also can’t feel good to know you must vote against even modest gun control legislation like this -- legislation that can save lives each year, perhaps thousands of lives -- simple because the NRA says so.

If ever there was a time to step back from the NRA, this is it. Americans want this bill. Do the right thing. Support the bill when it comes to a floor vote.

Best regards.

Tom Begnal

REPUBLICANS
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Orrin G. Hatch, Utah
Jeff Sessions, Alabama
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
John Cornyn, Texas
Michael S. Lee, Utah
Ted Cruz, Texas
Jeff Flake, Arizona

If you’d also like to contact any of these senators, you can reach them here:

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

March 12, 2013 edition

Chicago, Ill. -- A 6-month-old girl died this morning from wounds suffered when she and her 29-year-old father were shot as he stood outside the open door of a minivan and changed her diaper while she lay on the front seat. The father was listed in serious-to-critical condition. Police said a gunman emerged from an open area between two houses about 1 p.m. yesterday and began shooting before fleeing in a vehicle.

Pulaski County, Ky. -- On February 24, about 9:30 a.m., a 19-year old male at home picked up a shotgun and it accidentally discharged, killing his 24-year-old brother who was asleep in the room. The distraught and grief-stricken younger brother then shot and killed himself.

Newark, N.J. -- A 31-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 4:20 p.m. yesterday. He was hit multiple times.

New Orleans, La. -- A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot in the driveway of a home about 8 p.m. yesterday. He was struck multiple times.

Bradenton, Fla. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the knee outside his home. The boy's mother and five other adults were inside the house at the time of the shooting. Police are trying to determine who owned the gun. The child is expected to recover.

Santa Maria, Calif. -- Someone was shot in the chest yesterday when they were cleaning a handgun and it accidentally discharged. No word on the victim’s condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 20-year-old man was playing with a gun at a home late this morning when he accidentally shot himself. His injuries were considered life-threatening.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A man was wounded about 12:45 p.m. yesterday when a gunman opened fire at a hair salon. A suspect has been arrested. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Dayton, Ohio -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the neck about 10 p.m. yesterday in what police described as a domestic dispute. The victim was expected to recover.

Akron, Ohio -- Two men, ages 21 and 24, were shot outside an apartment complex about 2 a.m. today. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Springdale, Ark. -- A man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg while at a home.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s showed up at a hospital about 4:30 a.m. today with a gunshot wound to the ankle.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and grazed in the arm about 9 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

New Orleans, La. -- A car with four passengers crashed into a light pole about 6:30 p.m. yesterday after two men in the car were shot and wounded when someone inside another vehicle opened fire on them. One man was struck in the leg; the other in the hand. The injuries were not considered life- threatening.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot and wounded overnight during an apparent robbery. He was hit three times. Police reported the victim was awake and alert during transport to a hospital.

San Diego, Calif. -- About 4:10 p.m. yesterday, when a roommate became involved in the argument between a husband and wife, the husband proceeded to beat up the roommate and then fired a shot at him. The shot missed and the husband fled the scene in a minivan.

Miami, Fla. -- After going into a restaurant at a busy open-air mall, a man in a wheelchair had a disagreement with a waitress on where to sit, so he grabbed a pistol from under his shirt and waived it around before firing two shot in the air. One of the bullets when through the ceiling and into a second floor office. No one was hurt. The shooter was arrested.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Dayton Daily News, KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, San Diego Union Tribune, The Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times-Picayune, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Addendum for March 11, 2013

Support common sense gun control. Add your voice here:

http://richardblumenthal.com/...

March 11, 2013 edition

North Fayette, Penn. -- After a heated text-message exchange with a girlfriend, a 25-year-old man left a bar about 12:45 a.m. today only to return moments later with three handguns and shoot three people, killing one of them before two patrons were able to disarm the shooter. Police later found a fourth gun -- a loaded assault-style rifle -- inside the assailants vehicle in the parking lot. One of the wounded victims was in critical condition. No word on the other victim.

Chanceford Township, Penn. -- About 11 p.m. Saturday, after a 43-year-old man called police to say he just shot and killed his wife, the man proceeded to shoot and kill himself while on the line with emergency dispatchers.

Houston, Tex. -- Police believe a man and a woman found fatally shot inside a home about 11 p.m. last night died as a result of an apparent murder-suicide.

Brandon, Fla. -- A 70-year-old is man is accused of shooting his 41-year-old wife’s 32-year-old lover late last night after discovering them having sex in the living room of his home. The victim was shot several times.

Ninety Six, S.C. -- A 51-year-old man was fatally shot when a fellow hunter mistook him for a wild hog Saturday morning.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- About noon yesterday after a man and a 22-year-old woman walking together out of a post office building began to argue, the woman pulled out a gun and shot the man several times, killing him. She has been taken into custody.

El Rio, Calif. -- Two males in their late teens or early 20s confronted a 16-year-old boy on a street before shooting and killing him about 4 p.m. Wednesday. The suspects fled in a vehicle.

New Orleans, La. -- A 48-year-old woman was shot in the chest and killed and a 31-year-old man was shot in the wrist and wounded about 6 p.m. yesterday.

Camden, N.J. -- Three 27-year-olds -- two men and a woman -- were shot while sitting in a car outside a pub about 3 a.m. yesterday. One of the men was killed. The other man received a graze wound. The woman was shot in the chest. No word on the condition of the two wounded victims.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Around 6:30 p.m. yesterday, when a woman arguing with the father of her children asked a 39-year-old male acquaintance to come to her aid, the father shot and killed the acquaintance

Billings, Mont. -- About 10:50 p.m. Friday, a 47-year-old man was found shot several times and killed outside his garage on his property. Police do not yet have a suspect.

Opelika, Ala. -- Over the weekend, a 39-year-old man was found fatally shot in the abdomen and lying on a sidewalk.

Fulton County, Ga. -- A 30-year-old man was shot and killed by his 29-year-male roommate at a home early today after getting into an argument.

Maywood, Ill. -- Police called about 11 p.m. Saturday found a 33-year-old man fatally shot in a backyard. The victim had been shot multiple times.

Seatac, Wash. -- Police responding to a call at a house about 3 a.m. this morning found one man shot and killed and one man shot and wounded. No word on the condition of the wounded victim.

North Liberty, Iowa -- Two police officers were shot at a home about 6 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Louisville, Ky. -- An 11-year-old boy with a group of juveniles was shot in the side when one member of the group began playing with a gun and it accidentally discharged around 1:15 a.m. yesterday. The injury did not appear to be life threatening.

Washington, D.C. -- Police say 11 people were wounded in a drive-by shooting about 2:10 a.m. today. Although one of the victims was listed in serious condition, police said none of the injuries were considered life threatening.

Kansas City, Kan. -- Someone was shot inside a car on an interstate highway about 1 p.m. yesterday. No word on the victim's condition.

Birmingham, Ala. -- Police found a man shot at a motel about 6 a.m. today. He was expected to survive.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the stomach after getting into an argument with someone at an apartment about 6:20 p.m. Saturday. He was listed in serious condition.

Boston, Mass. -- Police found someone shot about 8 p.m. Friday. A 22-year-old man has been arrested. The victim was in stable condition.

Crawfordville, Fla. -- When told she couldn’t use her internet dollar-off coupon at a big-box discount store, a 51-year-old woman swore at the manager and intentionally hit her with her shopping cart before going out to her car and getting a loaded gun which she then waved at the manager and three other employees. She was later arrested.

Today’s sources: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Des Moines Register, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KXLH-TV Helena, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Addendum for March 11, 2013

The NRA never sleeps. They make sure their members bore in on lawmakers day after day with their message. They’ve been doing it successfully for many decades.

But we have one thing they don’t have -- a majority. A recent Pew Research/USA Today poll showed that more than 83 percent of Americans want background checks for all gun buyers, 56 percent support a ban on assault-style weapons, and 53 percent want a ban on high-capacity magazines.

But it won’t mean much if lawmakers hear only from NRA members. So call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and let them know you support common sense gun control. And also tell them “I DON’T support the NRA, and I vote.”

Do it today. And do it again next week. And do it again every week after that until they get OUR message.

Here’s the contact information:

www.contactingthecongress.org

March 10, 2013 edition

Marietta, Ga. -- A 70-year-old man shot and killed his 72-year-old girlfriend in the garage of her home and then walked to a nearby cul-de-sac and shot himself to death.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 33-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car about 6:20 a.m. yesterday.

Boise, Idaho -- Police believe a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound caused a driver to crash a car Saturday afternoon. No other information was available.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 37-year-old man was shot dead about 3 a.m. today. He was driving his car and got into some kind of dispute with occupants in another vehicle who opened fire on him.

Dorchester, Mass. -- Police responding to a call about 6:30 p.m. yesterday found two men in a car -- one in his mid-20s who was shot and killed and another, about 22, who was shot and wounded in his arms and chest. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a gentleman's club about 4:30 a.m. today.

Lake City, Fla. -- A 32-year-old woman was fatally shot Saturday while walking on a street.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot while in the driver’s seat of his car about 2 a.m. Two women in the car at the time were not hit. The incident began when someone walked up to the car and tried to rob the man. The assailant fired several shots striking the man in his chest.

Marrero, La. -- Two men were fatally shot and a third man wounded as they sat in their car parked outside a home about 7:50 p.m. Saturday.

Jefferson Parish, La. -- A man was fatally shot at a bar Friday night.

Dallas, Tex. -- A 41-year-old man was found fatally shot at his apartment shortly after midnight this morning.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed early today. He had been shot twice in the back.

Washington, D.C. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and killed while on a street about 10 p.m. Friday.

Orange, N.J. -- A 19-year-old man was found shot and killed about 7 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot multiple times.

Manchester, Tenn. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head with his aunt’s gun about 7 p.m. last night. The child was listed in stable condition.

Terrace Heights, Wash. --  A man shot his pregnant wife in the bedroom of their home Friday morning when he mistook her for an intruder. She was listed in critical but stable condition.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg when a friend playing with a semi-automatic handgun accidentally fired the weapon as the two sat in a car. No word in the victim’s condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 21-year-old man was in critical condition after his friend, a 19-year-old man, accidentally shot him while they were at a house about 9:15 p.m. Friday. The friend told police he had been handling the gun when it discharged.

Kansas City, Mo. -- Five people were shot -- one of them critically -- just before midnight Saturday when someone started shooting inside a banquet hall where about 150 juveniles were attending a teen concert.

Seattle, Wash. -- An 18-year-old man walking through an athletic field around 8:30 p.m. Friday was shot in the leg after three unknown males approached him and one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire while attempting to steal his backpack. The injury was not considered life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm while driving when someone in another vehicle fired shots at him about 4:15 a.m. today. He was listed in fair condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times while sitting in a vehicle about 12:20 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A female showed up at a hospital with a bullet graze wound to the head about 3 a.m. today. No word on her condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man was shot in the torso outside a food and liquor store about 10 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two people showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 3 a.m. today.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 3:45 a.m. today.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man with a gunshot wound showed up at a hospital about 4:15 a.m. today.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Five people were shot and wounded outside a nightclub after a fight inside the club spilled out into the parking lot about 3:30 a.m. today. One victim was thought to have been shot in the head and was critically wounded. The other victims suffered injuries considered non life-threatening.

Muskogee, Okla. -- A woman was shot and wounded when someone fired a bullet through the front door of her home as she was about to answer a knock at the door.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 65-year-old man -- the executive director of a nonprofit that runs programs at local community-centers -- was shot in the chest at a parks maintenance building about 2 p.m. Friday. A 46-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the shooting. His condition was upgraded yesterday from critical to serious.

Grandview, Mo. -- After a nightclub closed for the night and a group of people from the club had gathered in the parking lot of a gas station, two men in the group were shot and wounded when an argument led to an exchange of gunfire. Both victims suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Essex, Md. -- A man was shot in the leg about 9 p.m. Friday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Charleston, W.V. -- Two people were shot about 4 a.m. Saturday. Police say at least 40 shots were fired during the incident. Both victims have non life-threatening injuries.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot outside a restaurant Friday night. Police suspect an argument led to the shooting.

Miami, Fla. -- A man was shot after he got into an argument with another man about 4 p.m. today.

Tampa, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man fired a gun in the air during an argument with his mother at an apartment about 8 p.m. yesterday. Police happened to be in the area and arrested him.

Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Idaho Statesman, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Nashville Tennessean, nj.com, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Police Department Blotter, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston, WCNC-TV Charlotte, WMAZ-TV Macon, WSVN-TV Miami, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, Washington Post

Addendum for March 10, 2013

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March 9, 2013
No report filed.

March 8, 2013 edition

Whitefish, Mont. -- A 41-year-old man shot and killed a 43-year-old man who was visiting the younger man’s wife at her mother’s house. The younger man then beat his wife and took his two-year-old son to a relative’s house before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. The victim was the host of a national television show on a sportsman’s channel.

Detroit, Mich. -- At an abandoned home about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 5-year-old girl watched a man shoot and kill her 25-year-old mother and two others -- a 20-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man. A one-year-old baby was also at the home. Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the three deaths.

Morehead, Ky. -- A 26-year-old man shot and killed his 21-year-old wife at their home Wednesday morning. The couple’s three-year-old daughter was not injured. The woman was shot multiple times. She was a sophomore at a local college.

Pomona, Calif. -- A man pushing two strollers was shot to death about 2:20 p.m. yesterday. The children were not injured. One report called it a drive-by shooting, but police did not confirm that story.

University City, Mo. -- A 20-year-old man, a boxer who recently turned professional, was fatally shot about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot outside a nightclub.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot about 6:40 p.m. last night. He was hit multiple times.

Bernalillo County, N.M. -- About 9 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old man fatally shot himself in his car as he was being stopped by police who wanted to question him in connection with an earlier aggravated battery.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man believed to be in his 30s was found shot to death in a boarding house about 2 p.m. today. He was lying in the third-floor hallway with at least one gunshot wound.

Jackson, Miss. -- A 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were fatally shot and two others wounded last night. No word on the condition of the wounded.

Dallas, Texas -- A man was fatally shot at a duplex about 2:45 a.m. A witness saw two men running from the home.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- Two men who were related, ages 46 and 21, were shot dead during an apparent home invasion early this morning. Other family members at home at the time were unhurt.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- Two people, one of them a man said to be in his 30s, were shot and killed and another man was shot and wounded at an after-hours nightclub about 3 a.m. today. Police say 50 to 100 people were at the club when the shooting occurred. The wounded victim was listed as having non life-threatening injuries.

Tuskegee, Ala. -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred between 11:30 a.m. and noon today. No other information was available.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Around 4 a.m. today, a sheriff's officer was found dead in his police car in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The officer, a 20-year veteran, had been battling cancer for several years.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Police found three people shot at an apartment complex about 12:30 p.m. today. All were listed in non-critical condition. No other information was available.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- A man and his wife were checking on their son’s house about 6 a.m. yesterday when they surprised two female burglars in their late 20s outside the house and one of them shot him in the hand before both intruders fled in a car.

San Diego, Calif. -- A 40-year-old man was shot and wounded while getting into his car about 9:45 p.m. yesterday after two men approached him and one of them took out a handgun and fired several shots. Both assailants were later arrested. The victim is expected to survive.

Charlotte, N.C. --  A woman who was sitting in her car in her driveway was shot in the back around 10:30 p.m. yesterday when someone in a passing car opened fire. No report on her condition.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A woman was shot by her boyfriend about 4 a.m. today although police don’t know if the shooting was intentional or accidental. No word on her condition.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Clarion-Ledger, Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KNXV-TV Phoenix, The Morehead News, Las Vegas Sun, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WCNC-TV Charlotte, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Addendum for March 8, 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 7, 2013 edition

Bossier City, La. -- About 4:20 p.m. yesterday, a 43-year-old man went into a hair salon where his 33-year-old estranged wife ran a tax service and fatally shot her in front of the couple’s 11-year-old child and four patrons before shooting and killing himself.

Burbank, Ill. -- An 80-year-old woman and a 79-year-old man were found fatally shot in the bedroom of a home in an apparent murder-suicide.

Shawnee, Kan. -- About 3 p.m. yesterday, two middle-age women were found fatally shot in a park in what police believe was a murder-suicide. A gun was found at the scene.

Widefield, Colo. -- A 36-year-old man was fatally shot inside a home about 11 p.m. Saturday. A juvenile family member is a suspect.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 22-year-old man was found fatally shot at his home about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Kansas City, Kan. -- Around midnight last night, a man in his 20s was fatally shot while at a party in a home with four others when an argument started and someone in the group pulled a gun and opened fire.

Brockton, Mass. -- A man is dead after he was found around 6 p.m. yesterday suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire from an alley Wednesday night. He was hit multiple times.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was found fatally shot around 6 p.m. yesterday.

Montgomery, Ala. -- An adult male was shot dead and another adult male was shot and wounded this afternoon. The wounded victim was reported as having life-threatening injuries.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A man in his 20s was found fatally shot and lying on the ground early today.

Lawrence, Ind. -- A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot at a motel early Thursday morning. Police arrested a 41-year-old male suspect at another motel around 12:30 p.m. today.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in an apartment building around 4:40 p.m. yesterday. He was found in a stairwell with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Shreveport, La. -- A woman showed up at a hospital about 5:30 p.m. yesterday after accidentally shooting herself in the buttocks while at home. She suffered only minor injuries.

Texarkana, Tex. -- A 60-year-old man shot a 44-year-old man at least twice during an argument about 4 p.m. yesterday. The younger man then struck the older man with an ax, sending both of them to a hospital. No word on their conditions.

Detroit, Mich. -- Two women and a man were found with apparent gunshot wounds in a home about 9 a.m. today. No other details were available.

Tulsa, Okla. -- Police called to an independent living facility for seniors and people with disabilities about 5 a.m. today found a 52-year-old man shot in the abdomen. He was shot by a 39-year-old resident of the facility who also shot himself during the incident. Two witnesses fled after the shooting. The victims were reportedly partying all night. The older man was listed in serious condition; the younger man in fair condition.

Katy, Tex. -- A 19-year-old was shot in the neck about 8:30 p.m. yesterday while sitting in his car in the parking lot of a grocery store. He was listed in stable condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Police responding to a call about 10:15 p.m. yesterday found a man shot and wounded inside his car parked on a street. Police believe several males approached the car and one or more of them opened fire. The victim was hit several times. He was listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

Memphis, Tenn. --  Two men were shot while on a street about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Both were listed in critical condition.

Columbus, Ga. -- About 2 a.m. Wednesday, a 34 year-old man drove himself to a medical center with two gunshot wounds -- one in the head and one in the hip -- after he got into an argument and was shot by a 28-year-old man at a mobile-home park. His condition this morning was upgraded from critical to unsatisfactory.

Bellingham, Wash. -- Opening her apartment door after hearing a knock this morning, a woman in her mid-20s was confronted by a masked man who shot her in the chest. Police said the shooting was not a random attack. No word on her condition.

Bryant, Ark. -- A 37-year-old man was shot in the leg on the porch of a home while fighting with a 34-year-old man. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Madison County, Miss. -- An eighth-grader took home a handgun he found in a substitute teacher’s jacket last Thursday. The gun was recovered. State law bans firearms on school property.

Des Moines, Iowa -- About 11:15 p.m. yesterday, six shots were fired at a house while a 22-year-old woman was in the house on a couch with two children, ages three-months and two. No one was hit. Police found multiple bullet holes in the front door and walls of the house. The woman said the incident might be related to a disagreement over money she lent someone.

Nashville, Tenn. -- An 18-year-old male high school student, a senior, brought a loaded gun to school today. He told police he had the gun because of safety concerns outside of school. They don't yet know how he got the gun.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 64-year-old was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after she fired her Beretta Tomcat .32-caliber handgun at an unmarked police vehicle yesterday.

Westwood, N.J. -- A 62-year-old man was charged with two counts of child endangerment after he allegedly fired a gun while his family was in the house.
Police have classified it as a domestic violence incident.

Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Arkansasmatters.com, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune , Clarion-Ledger, Des Moines Register, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KSLA-TV Shreveport, KXRM-TV Colorado Springs, Memphis Commercial Appeal, nj.com, The Oklahoman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seattle Times, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for March 7, 2013

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Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 03:51 PM PDT.

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

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