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March 6, 2013 edition

Waynesboro, Miss. -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his 54-year-old mother, his 73-year-old grandmother, and a 51-year-old male relative. The bodies were found about 7 a.m. yesterday at the grandmother’s home.

Terre Haute, Ind. -- A 21-year old college student playing with a gun was killed early Friday morning when the weapon accidentally discharged.

Henderson, Nev. -- A 47-year-old woman was shot and killed by her ex-husband in a house about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The husband then went into his parked car in front of the house and turned the gun on himself. A 13-year-old boy, a child of the couple, called police. He was in the house at the time but was unharmed. The boy and a 11-year-old brother who lived with the father are now with relatives.

Adams County, Colo. --  A 24-year-old woman was found shot to death in her car early Saturday morning. She was the mother of two boys, ages seven and one. Police reportedly arrested her boyfriend.

St. Louis, Mo. -- Police responding to a call found a 32-year-old woman shot dead on a next-door neighbor’s porch and her 15-year-old daughter shot and wounded inside their home. They were apparently shot by the woman’s 37-year-old boyfriend. After a car chase, police shot and killed the boyfriend when he exited his car and pointed a gun at officers. The teenager is expected to survive.

Duncanville, Tex. -- A 74-year-old woman was found fatally shot at the front door of a home about 7:30 a.m. today. No other details were available.

Olathe, Kan. -- Police responding to a call about 10:30 p.m. yesterday found a 52-year-old man shot dead and a 51-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the thigh in what appeared to be an attempted murder-suicide. The woman was listed in serious condition.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 25-year-old-man was shot and killed and three others were shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 8 p.m. last night. All were friends. Witnesses saw a car with two occupants leave the scene. One of the wounded victims was in critical condition, another was in serious condition, and another had non life-threatening injuries.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- Police responding to a call at an apartment complex about 2 a.m. today found a man 20- to 30-years-old and his 20-year-old wife both fatally shot. A 6-month-old baby there was unharmed. Police do not believe it was either a murder-suicide or a random shooting.

Chelsea, Mass. -- A man was fatally shot while on a street about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Aberdeen, Md. -- A man was found shot dead in a parking lot between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. yesterday. He was shot multiple times.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man in his late 20s or early 30s was shot dead on a street about 10:40 a.m. today. He was hit multiple times in his chest and abdomen

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old boy died after he was shot several times -- including at least once in the head -- while at an abandoned house yesterday morning. A 18-year-old suspect has been arrested.

Madbury, N.H. -- A 27 year-old man accidentally shot his 25-year-old wife in the leg about 7 p.m. Saturday while showing her his new 9 mm handgun.

Des Moines, Iowa -- A county reserve deputy shot herself in the hand when her weapon accidentally discharged while inside patrol headquarters Monday night. The deputy was treated and released from a local hospital.

Neosho, Mo. -- A 29-year-old woman walking on a hiking trail with her husband about 10 p.m. Sunday was struck by a bullet that passed through her thigh in each leg. The two heard shots before the woman felt stinging in her legs. Police say the shots might have come from someone illegally hunting or target shooting. She was treated at a hospital and released.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A man shot about 2 a.m. today was expected to survive. No other information was available.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A woman was shot in the thigh during an attempted carjacking about 2:15 a.m. yesterday.

Daytona Beach, Fla. -- The occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire yesterday afternoon and a 17-year-old male in one of the vehicles was shot in the head. He was reported in grave condition at a local hospital. Police have detained three people for questioning.

Auburn, Ala. -- When a neighbor accused him of stealing, a 17-year-old male pulled out a handgun and shot at him around 3:40 p.m. yesterday. The neighbor returned fire using a shotgun, striking the teen in the stomach with birdshot. He was expected to recover.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- Two 17-year-old boys in a car were shot and wounded when someone opened fire on them about 7 p.m. Monday night. One of the victims was struck in the knee; the other suffered a leg graze. Both were expected to be treated and released from a local hospital.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 39-year-old man was shot twice in the leg about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He was listed in stable condition.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A 35-year-old man, a poll worker, was shot in front of a school just outside a polling place about 9:40 a.m. yesterday. Police described the shooting as a domestic violence incident between the victim and another man. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- An 18-year-old male was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Globe, Clarion-Ledger, Dallas Morning News, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KNXV-TV Phoenix, KUSA-TV Denver, Las Vegas Sun, Nashville Tennessean, New Hampshire Union Leader, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WHO-TV Des Moines, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery

Addendum for March 6, 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

March 5, 2013 edition

Clark, Wyo. -- A 40-year-old woman, her 69-year-old father, and 70-year-old mother were shot to death late Saturday morning. Two males, both teenagers, seen fleeing the scene have been arrested.

Vallejo, Calif. -- Two roommates, a man and woman in their early 50s, were found shot dead on Sunday, the result of an apparent murder-suicide.

Seattle, Wash. -- Two men were found dead, each with a gunshot wound to the head, inside a parked car about 6 a.m. yesterday.

Benewah County, Idaho -- About 2 a.m. Sunday, police found a 44-year-old woman in a car on the side of the road suffering from a slit throat inflicted by her 49-year-old husband. Her husband was found at their home where he had slit his own throat and started a fire before fatally shooting himself in the head. The woman was in serious condition but expected to survive.

Selma, Ala. -- Someone was found fatally shot in the chest and in a roadway by the driver side of a car Sunday evening. Police are looking for a 20-year-old male suspect.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in an apparent drive-by shooting.

Richmond, Calif. -- A 21-year-old man doing work for a homeowner in the front yard of the home was fatally shot after several individuals walked up to him and one or more of them opened fire. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He had several gunshot wounds to his torso.

Salem, N.J. -- An 18-year-old man was found fatally shot in an alleyway about 4:15 p.m. yesterday. He had a gunshot wound to his back.

Houston, Tex. -- One man died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head and another man was wounded in a shooting in an apartment about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Belgrade, Mont. --  The body of a 47-year-old man, reported missing on January 7 was found near his vehicle in a field on private property. An autopsy determined that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Moses Lake, Wash. -- On Saturday, a 60-year-old man died from a shotgun wound to the abdomen. Police are calling it a homicide but don’t believe it was a random shooting.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 19-year-old man was fatally shot about 11:45 p.m. Sunday. He was found lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds and died later at a hospital.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot in his crashed car about 3:10 p.m. yesterday.

Greenup County, Ky. -- A stray bullet struck a 29-year-old man in the back while he was inside his house and getting ready to go to church with his wife and two daughters Sunday night. Police believe the shooting was an accident and possibly the result of someone “hunting or shooting or having target practice” on a ridge about a mile away. The victim was in stable condition.

Hudson, Fla. -- An argument between a 42-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend turned violent about 2:30 a.m. today after he got a handgun from their bedroom and shot her in the hip. The woman’s injuries were considered non life-threatening. He was charged with attempted murder.

George, Wash. -- Around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, a boy about 16-years-old was shot in the torso, knee and face and a girl about 14-years-old was shot once in the torso by two males, ages 21 and 16. Both victims were listed in serious condition.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. --  A man was shot in the leg while on a street Sunday afternoon. No other information was available.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in his thigh about 3:15 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Waggaman, La. -- A 21-year-old woman was lying face down in bed at a home about 3:15 p.m. Friday when an unidentified male gunman entered through an unlocked front door and shot her in the back, hand, shoulder, and arm. The woman said the gunman never spoke a word and nothing was stolen. Police said her injuries were non life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man was hit in the arm by gunfire Sunday afternoon. The victim said someone shot at him from a car. Three suspects are in custody. No word on the victim’s condition.

Washington, D.C. -- An adult male was shot in the back and shoulder about 1:15 p.m. today during a robbery. The victim was conscious and breathing as he was transported to a hospital.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A 12-year-old sixth-grade elementary school male student was arrested after bringing a loaded .45 caliber handgun to school. The gun was believed to belong to his grandfather.

Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Des Moines Register, Houston Chronicle, Idaho Statesman, KXLH-TV Helena, The Oklahoman, Seattle Times, South Jersey Times, Times-Picayune, Vallejo Times-Herald, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, Washington Post

Addendum for March 5, 2013

If you want to help reduce this daily slaughter, take a few minutes and make a telephone call. You can find more information here:

http://www.bradycampaign.org/...

March 4, 2013 edition

Liberty Township, Mich. -- A 4-year-old boy, the son of a sheriff’s deputy, was accidentally shot and killed while at home about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- About 3:45 a.m. today, a 12-year-old girl was shot in the chest by her 46-year-old father who then turned the gun on himself and took his own life. No word on the condition of the girl.

Gentry, Ark. -- A man was found shot to death at a home Sunday morning. Police believe he was killed by his wife. She has been arrested.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 31-year-old woman was fatally shot by a man she knew after arguing with him at an apartment about 2:30 a.m. today. The man fled on foot.

Staten Island, N.Y. -- A 39-year-old man was found fatally shot in the head at his residence about 7 p.m. yesterday. Police arrested his 38-year-old girlfriend in connection with the shooting.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man was shot to death and another stabbed and wounded about 3:30 a.m. today, apparently after a game of pool among acquaintances turned into a heated argument that became violent. The wounded man has non life-threatening injuries.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- A 34-year-old man was shot to death at a party about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. The shooter fled.

Oakland, Calif. -- An 18-year man was shot and killed about 11 a.m. yesterday. Two suspects fled the scene in a car.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- A man was found fatally shot in an apartment about 4:30 a.m. today.

Santa Fe, N.M. -- A 44-year-old man was fatally shot in the face after getting into a fight with a 54-year-old man at a family gathering at a home early Saturday morning. As the victim tried to leave, the older man pulled out a gun and fired several times at him, his girlfriend, and his 3-year-old daughter. The child and girlfriend were not injured.

Ashford, Conn. -- An 81-year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home today.

New Orleans, La. -- A 51-year-old man was shot several times and killed while in his driveway repairing his vehicle around 4 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses saw a man run to a nearby vehicle and drive away.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the back while in a vehicle after someone opened fire from another vehicle about 4:30 a.m. yesterday.

Columbus, Ga. -- A 33-year-old man was shot about 3 p.m. Friday during a pick-up basketball game at an outdoor court. During the course of the game, a 22-year-old man became unhappy with a foul committed by the victim, so the younger man went to his car, got a gun, and shot the man at least four or five times, striking him once in the abdomen. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- A 27-year-old man in a bar was shot in the leg as he left a restroom just before 2 a.m. yesterday. The injury wasn’t considered life-threatening.

Volusia County, Fla. -- When a disturbance at a nightclub spilled out into the parking lot about 4:30 a.m. yesterday, a 24-year-old man got a gun from his car and began firing it into the air. Somehow during the incident, a 25-year-old man -- a friend of the shooter -- was struck in the face by a bullet while in a car. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening,

Charlotte, N.C. -- Someone was shot outside a nightclub about 3 a.m. this morning. Police said the injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Denver, Colo. -- A man with a gunshot wound was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed into a restaurant yesterday. Another vehicle was then used to transport the man to a hospital. No word on the man’s condition.

Oakland, Calif. -- Someone was shot about 12:20 p.m. yesterday. A man fled scene in a vehicle. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 17-year-old male and an adult male of unknown age were shot about 7:15 p.m. yesterday. Both victims were in non-critical condition. Police believe others might have been wounded.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A man and a woman were shot at a gas station about 2:20 a.m. today. Police believe the shooter knew the victims. Both victims were listed in stable condition.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oklahoman, Orlando Sentinel, Times-Picayune, WESH-TX Orlando, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte

Addendum for March 4, 2013

According to a recent Pew Research/USA Today poll, 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. Despite those numbers, some of our elected representatives get mail that’s 4 to 1 against gun control of any kind. And they pay a lot of attention to what shows up in their mailbox.

It’s time for us to flip that number so it reads 4 to 1 FOR common sense gun control. We are the silent majority. But if we remain silent, this carnage is going to continue day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year.

Send an email to your congressional leaders.

Tell them you support common sense gun control like those proposed by President Obama. And you might want to tell them this, too:

I don’t support the NRA -- and I vote.

Do it today. Do it again next week. And do it every week after that until they get the message. Here are the links:

Senator Harry Reid -- Democrat -- Senate Majority Leader
http://congress.org/...

Senator Dick Durbin -- Democrat -- Senate Majority Whip
http://congress.org/...

Senator Mitch McConnell -- Republican -- Senate Minority Leader
http://congress.org/...

Senator John Cornyn -- Republican -- Senate Minority Whip
http://congress.org/...

Representative John Boehner -- Republican -- Speaker of the House
http://congress.org/...

Representative Eric Cantor -- Republican -- House Majority Leader
http://congress.org/...

Representative Kevin McCarthy -- Republican -- House Majority Whip
http://congress.org/...

Representative Nancy Pelosi, -- Democrat -- House Minority Leader
http://congress.org/...
(You must live in the 12th Congressional District of California in order to send an email)

Representative Steny Hoyer -- Democrat -- House Minority Whip
http://congress.org/...
(You must live in the 5th Congressional District of Maryland in order to send an email)

March 3, 2013 edition

Adams, Wis. -- About 1:50 a.m. yesterday, a 27-year-old woman was killed by her 28-year-old boyfriend when he shot her with a shotgun he kept near his bed after she startled him while he was asleep.

Houston, Tex. -- A woman employed as an unarmed security guard at a warehouse was killed at work by her husband around 4:30 p.m. yesterday after he drove to the warehouse in an 18-wheeler and chased her down on foot before shooting her several times. The husband then fled in the truck

Edgard, La. -- Around 7 p.m. Friday, a 50-year-old man was found dead from a shotgun wound to his chest. A male suspect has been arrested.

Homewood, Ala. -- A man was found fatally shot at a motel about 3:25 a.m. today.

Saginaw, Tex. -- Just after midnight today, a woman was fatally shot while in a car after leaving a gas station where she apparently had an verbal altercation with someone in another vehicle.

Munhall, Penn. -- Someone was shot and killed about 3:30 a.m. today. No other details were available.

Yucaipa, Calif. -- A 52-year-old man wanted for shooting at a sheriff's deputy on Friday was found dead in his parked car Saturday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man is also a person of interest in the murder last month of an elderly woman in Riverside, Calif.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old woman was shot in the neck about 12:15 a.m. today as she rode in a car with several other people and a male shooter approached on foot and opened fire. The victim’s condition was listed as stabilized.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man and two women were shot near a nightclub about 4 a.m. yesterday. No word on the condition of the victims.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 4 a.m. today, a 44-year-old man trying to break up a fight between two other males on a sidewalk was shot in the leg when one of them pulled a gun and opened fire. The victim’s condition was listed as stabilized.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Three males, ages 15, 16, and 17, were shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting while at a bus stop about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim most seriously injured was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man who was sitting in a vehicle was shot in the shoulder about 5 a.m. today when a second vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire. The victim was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Someone was shot in the leg about 5:25 a.m. today. No other details were available.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 29-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks by her ex-boyfriend about 2 a.m. Saturday. She was listed in critical condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 23-year-old man shot inside a warehouse was found on the street outside the building around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. He was struck in the head, neck, and groin and was listed in critical condition.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man was wounded about 1 a.m. today when someone shot at him from a passing car. He is expected to recover.

Dayton, Ohio -- Police report that someone was shot about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. No information on the condition of the victim.

St. Louis, Mo. -- About 10:30 p.m. Friday, after a 16-year-old boy and several others were asked to leave a theater because of some sort of disturbance, the boy was shot in the legs just around the corner from the theater when a car pulled up and someone in the car opened fire. The victim was listed in serious but stable condition.

Auburn, Ala. -- Two men, ages 24 and 20, were shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 9:30 a.m. yesterday. The victims have injuries considered non life-threatening.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- Several shots were fired into a sports bar about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.

Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Times-Picayune, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, WSFA-TV Montgomery

Addendum for March 3, 2013

This carnage goes on day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. It’s time to do something about it. Find out how, here:

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

March 2, 2013 edition

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

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:13 PM PST.

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

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