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April 3, 2013 edition

Harris County, Tex. -- A 17-year-old girl came home from school about 3:30 p.m. yesterday to find her 37-year-old mother shot to death. Family members said the woman had three teenage daughters and a younger son.

Bald Knob, Ark. -- A woman was shot and killed and a man shot and wounded at a home about 1:30 a.m. today. The man was reported in critical condition.

Detroit, Mich. -- Yesterday evening, a police officer was shot in the head and another in the leg after they pulled over a vehicle and the driver opened fire. The officers fired back, killing the gunman. The officer stuck in the head was in critical condition at a hospital. The officer struck in the leg was treated and released

Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. -- Shortly before midnight Monday, a 32-year-old man was shot dead as he allegedly forced his way into the home shared by a deputy district attorney and her husband who is a sheriff’s deputy. The district attorney had called the sheriff's office to report a man who was behaving erratically outside her home and causing a disturbance. The intruder then pushed his way into the house, and an altercation ensued. It was not yet clear who shot the intruder.

Tulsa, Okla. -- As a 32-year-old man was moving his trash cart in his driveway earlier today, a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, killing the man. He was struck multiple times.

Sandy Springs, Ga. -- A 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in the thumb after he crawled under a bed and found a handgun belonging to his father. The child was treated at a hospital and released.

Youngstown, Ohio -- A 35-year-old man handling a gun accidentally shot himself about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The bullet struck his hand, thigh and calf. No word on his condition.

Saline County, Mo. -- A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg while walking through the woods when he slipped on a rock and fell on his handgun.

Auburn, Maine -- A 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his .40 caliber Glock handgun at his apartment about 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

Fayetteville, W.V. - A man accidentally shot himself in the shoulder about 9 p.m. Monday. No word on his condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 50-year-old man was shot in the groin during an apparent robbery about 11:20 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

White Bluff, Tenn. -- After a landlord and tenant got into a dispute, the landlord -- a 49-year-old man -- suffered wounds to both his legs when he was shot by the tenant about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Oakland, Calif. -- Just before noon yesterday, a man who was driving crashed his car after he was shot in the head by someone in another car. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- A 36-year-old woman was shot in the face and a 28-year-old man was shot in the back of the head at an apartment on Sunday. Police are looking for a 27-year-old man spotted driving from the scene. No word on the condition of the two victims.

Today’s sources: accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Arkansasmatters.com, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Marshall Democrat-News, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Portland Press Herald, reporternewspapers.net, vindy.com, WOAY-TV Oak Hill (W.V.)

Addendum for April 3, 2013

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

April 2, 2013 edition

Prichard, Ala. -- A 4-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred as the boy and his family were visiting relatives after attending Easter church services.

Crawford County, Ga. -- About 7:30 p.m. Thursday, a 50-year-old father accidentally shot and killed his 22-year-old son as the two were deer hunting. The father thought he was shooting at a deer.

Seligman, Ariz. -- A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 31-year-old father while on a hunting trip Friday. The two were riding in the back of a pickup truck and, when it stopped, the boy took aim at a prairie dog. The father apparently stood just as the boy fired and was struck in the head.

Macon, Ga. -- Two men, ages 26 and 25, were fatally shot at a home Thursday night. Police are calling it a double homicide.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- A man was fatally shot at a convenience store just before midnight last night.

Boston, Mass. -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Baltimore, Md. -- Around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, an 11-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his lower body flagged down police and directed them to a home two blocks away where they discovered a 34-year-old man fatally shot. The boy told police he was shot at the same residence. He was expected to recover.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 20-year-old woman was found shot to death in her apartment about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the head about 11 a.m. yesterday.

Lynnwood, Wash. -- A 32-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 52-year-old man after the two got into an argument early Sunday.

Newark, N.J. -- A man was fatally shot this morning around 11 a.m.

Denver, Colo. -- A man was found fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Southfield, Mich. -- A woman was fatally shot in the head at a nightclub about 2:15 a.m. Sunday after someone opened fire from the parking lot. Police suspect the incident was related to an altercation at the club earlier in the evening and some people were told to leave.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A woman was found fatally shot in the front yard of a home yesterday morning.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 39-year-old woman was fatally shot in the chest at a home about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. Police say the victim was shot when she tried to intervene after a man and a 55-year-old woman were robbed at gunpoint by five men.

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot about 2:45 a.m. today. He was struck multiple times.

New Orleans, La. -- An 18-year-old man was fatally shot about 11 p.m. last night. He had been struck by multiple bullets.

Aguila, Ariz. -- A 31-year-old woman was fatally shot at her home Monday night by a 24-year-old male neighbor after the two got into an argument. Police are looking for the man.

Putman County, Ohio -- An 18-year-old accidentally shot his 18-year-old friend through both legs as he showed him his new Glock handgun and it discharged as they rode in the backseat of a truck.

North Huntingdon Township, Penn. -- An off-duty township police officer accidentally shot someone in the hand with his personally-owned weapon about 4:10 a.m. Sunday. The victim was treated at a hospital and released. It was reported that the gun’s magazine was removed, but a bullet remained in the chamber.

Dayton, Ohio -- A 40-year-old man inside a house was wounded when someone fired at the house from outside and he was struck by one of the rounds. No word on the victim’s condition.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 27-year-old was shot multiple times just before midnight last night. The victim was reported to have life-threatening injuries.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in an arm, leg, and torso shortly after midnight last night. He was reported in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the face about 10 a.m. yesterday.
He was listed in critical condition.

Montgomery, Ala. -- An adult female was shot this morning. She was reported in stable condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot in the leg about 9 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, azfamily.com, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, northwestohio.com, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune, triblive.con, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte

Addendum for April 2, 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

April 1, 2013 edition

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A 4-year-old girl died after being struck by a bullet while sitting in a parked car at a residence along with several other children about 6:10 p.m. Saturday. Police believe one of the children might have accidentally fired the gun.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A 14-year-old boy, a middle school student, was shot and killed on a street when someone fired at him from a passing car about 3 p.m. Saturday. A 15-year-old boy who was with the victim was not injured.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A man cleaning his gun was killed about 3:30 p.m. Saturday when the weapon accidentally discharged.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 27-year-old woman was accidentally shot and killed by her 28-year-old boyfriend about 7:45 p.m. Saturday. The boyfriend says he was arguing with a neighbor, possibly an uncle, when the neighbor threatened him with a hammer. Fearing for his safety, the boyfriend took out a gun, but then tripped and accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting the woman in the neck.

Cleveland Heights, Calif. -- A 25-year-old woman was apparently accidentally shot and killed outside a restaurant by a security guard about 3 a.m. Saturday. Police say the victim and three other women were involved in an altercation with the guard inside the restaurant. As he was escorting them off the property, he was knocked to the ground and his weapon discharged, hitting the victim.

Harrisburg, N.C. -- A 50-year-old man shot and killed two of his neighbors -- a 64-year-old man and a 42-year-old man -- in the backyard of one of their homes on a cul-de-sac. He then used the gun to kill himself after a several-hours-long standoff with police. The shooting was related to a dispute of some sort.

Ashtabula, Ohio -- A 52-year-old man was shot and killed outside a church by his 25-year-old son shortly after Easter services ended about 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

Hartford, Conn. -- A 22-year-old man was shot to death behind a building about 9:20 p.m. Sunday. He was hit once in the head.

Forney, Tex. -- A 63-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife were found shot to death at their home Saturday night. The man was the district attorney for the county and police believe the victims were targeted.

North Harris County, Tex. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot outside a house about 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- About 11:10 p.m. yesterday, a man and woman encountered two gunmen after they went outside their home to investigate a car-alarm that was going off. A confrontation resulted and it ended up in the house where the man, 50 years old, was shot twice in the chest. He died a short time later. Police report that the gunmen and the victim might have known each other.

Washington, D.C. -- A 33-year-old man was shot and killed about 2:10 a.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex. He had been shot in the chest.

Melbourne, Fla. -- A sales manager at an auto dealership was shot and killed during an apparent road-rage incident while test-driving a vehicle for a trade-in. During the test drive, the manager stopped to make a right-hand turn and was rear-ended by another car. The driver of that car, a 64-year-old man, then shot the victim, killing him.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 31-year-old man was fatally shot while sitting inside a car around 10 a.m. yesterday. The gunman fled in a vehicle.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man was fatally shot while on a street about 4:10 p.m. yesterday.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man was fatally shot while on a street about 8:10 p.m. yesterday.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 32-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning after getting into a disagreement with a 20-year-old man. Police are looking for the suspect.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 37-year-old livery-cab driver on his way to pick up a fare was killed about 12:45 a.m. today after being shot in the face and crashing his minivan.

Bronx, N.Y. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the throat and killed about 12:15 a.m. yesterday inside an apartment building.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- A 43-year-old man is a suspect in the shooting deaths of his mother and father. The son claimed he found the couple fatally shot inside their home about 9 p.m. Friday. Police initially thought it was a case of murder-suicide, but now believe the son killed them.

St. Louis, Mo. -- When someone in a passing car shot at a group of people, one of the bullets struck a 4-year-old girl in the shoulder as she walked with her mother up the steps of a home. Police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the incident.

South Pittsburgh, Tenn. -- About 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a 13-year-old was struck in the shoulder by a bullet when his father tested his gun by firing it from his back porch into thick woods. The father didn’t know his son was in the woods; he thought the boy was inside the house. The victim was listed in good condition.

Madison County, Ga. -- A 17-year old boy watching TV in a living room accidentally shot himself in the hand while trying to unload a pistol on Saturday.

Port Deposit, Md. -- A 20-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the torso when he tripped and fell while walking back to his house after target shooting Saturday about 2:30 p.m. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Someone in a moving car opened fire on a 21-year-old man sitting on a porch about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim was struck in the abdomen and was listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the hip and knee while leaving a store about 9:15 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man walking down a street was shot in the leg about 9:50 p.m. when someone fired shots at him from a passing car. He was listed in stable condition.

Stamford, Conn. --About 7 p.m. Thursday, a 26-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg at his residence while cleaning his semi-automatic gun after returning from a firing range. No word on his condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- About 9:15 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old male was shot by someone during an altercation over a female acquaintance. No word on his condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the foot about 7 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Oakland, Calif. -- Someone was shot about 7 p.m. yesterday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man was shot in the upper torso about 9 p.m. yesterday. He was expected to survive.

Washington, D.C. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded while on a street about 12:40 a.m. today when someone in a car fired at him. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man sitting in front of a house with two or three friends was shot twice in the leg about 5 p.m. Saturday when a car pulled up and someone in the car opened fire. The victim was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Oregon City, Ore. -- After a 22-year-old woman parked her car about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, a male stranger approached from behind and grabbed her hair and then began dragging her backward. The assailant fled when she pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, cecildaily.com, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, madisonjournaltoday.com, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Orlando Sentinel, stamfordpatch.com, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WCAU-TV Philadelphia, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WRCB-TV Chattanooga, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

March 31, 2013 edition
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March 30, 2013 edition

Casa Grande, Ariz. -- An 11-year-old girl died after she was accidentally shot at her home by an 11-year-old neighborhood friend about 9 p.m. Thursday. The girl’s 15-year-old brother was showing his new .22 caliber rifle to the 11-year-old boy and he removed the magazine from the gun. But when the younger boy handled the weapon, it discharged and struck the girl.

Germantown, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself while handling a gun at a home about 10 p.m. Thursday. He was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. Several other young people were at the home at the time of the shooting.

Waxahachie, Tex. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot during a party at a motel room attended by some 15 people after several of them began playing with a gun and it discharged Thursday night. A 21-year-old man who brought the gun to the room was later arrested. Police are trying to determine if the shooting was accidental or intentional.

Bluefield, W.V. -- An altercation between two children on a school bus led to heated words between their mothers, both 42-years old. During the argument, one of the women pulled out a handgun and shot the other woman to death about 9 p.m. Thursday.

Washington, D.C. -- A man was found at his apartment with a gunshot wound to the back of his head early Thursday morning. His wife has been arrested.
The woman’s sister said the couple had been having domestic issues.

Chicago, Ill. -- Shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed and a 44-year-old man was shot and wounded after they were approached on a street by three men who asked for directions and then one of the three pulled out a gun and opened fire. The wounded man was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand and then released.

Denver, Colo. --  A man was found lying on a street fatally shot about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses saw a vehicle speeding from the scene.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 39-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying on the ground in front of a duplex about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

New Haven, Conn. -- A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the back while on a street shortly after leaving a nightclub about 2 a.m. today. The victim had been in an altercation at the club with two unknown men.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 21-year-old man was shot while on a street last night. He died at a hospital about 4:15 a.m. today.

Dallas, Tex. -- A man was found fatally shot on the front steps of his home about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Police believe the shooting might have stemmed from a home-invasion robbery.

Monroeville, Penn. -- A man was found shot and killed in the stairwell of his apartment building about 5:30 a.m. today.

Carroll, Penn. -- A 70-year-old man is accused of using a shotgun to kill his 62-year-old wife at their home while she slept about 3 a.m. Friday. The woman died from a gunshot wound to the head.

New Orleans, La. -- A 24-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying on the porch of an abandoned house about 9 p.m. last night. He was shot once in the face and several times in the body.

Richmond, Calif. -- A one-year-old boy sitting on the floor of his grandparent’s apartment was struck in the neck and wounded by a stray bullet fragment about 1:15 p.m. Thursday after gunfire erupted on a street outside. A short time later, a man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. The boy was reported in stable condition.

Fort Mohave -- A 68-year-old man showed up at a medical center on Monday with a graze wound to his hand caused by a gunshot. He was shooting his single-action revolver in the desert and it accidentally discharged as he was lowering the hammer. The man was treated and released.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 25-year-old man was shot in the hip and hand around 5 p.m. yesterday. Both men were listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and wounded just before 6 p.m. yesterday. His condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 7 p.m. yesterday, a 22-year-old man standing on a street corner was shot by someone in a van. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks while walking on a sidewalk with several people when they were attacked by a group of males about 8:20 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s was shot about 8:20 p.m. yesterday. Police said the victim was in good condition at the scene.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg while in an alley about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. His condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 35-year-old man was shot in the head about 11:40 p.m. yesterday while riding in a vehicle. The victim was listed in serious but stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the chest about 2:30 a.m. today. He was listed in serious condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A woman showed up at a hospital suffering from gunshot wounds about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. She was listed in critical condition.

St. Augustine, Fla. -- A man was shot about 8:15 p.m. Friday after one or more occupants in two vehicles driving on a highway were involved in an apparent road-rage incident that led to gunfire. No word on his condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 31-year-old man was shot and wounded while in an alley about 9 p.m. Thursday. No word on his condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 30-year-old man was shot and wounded after leaving a bar about 1:15 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Clarksville, Tenn. -- A 61-year-old man was shot outside a nightclub about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after a suspect jumped out of a car and demanded money. When the man refused, the suspect shot him several times. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old man, reportedly distraught over an alleged domestic-violence probe, intentionally crashed his car into a police station about 3 p.m. yesterday before getting out and shooting himself in the head with a 9 mm handgun. No word on his condition.

Escondido, Calif. -- A man was shot and wounded about 11 p.m. yesterday.
His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man in his 30s was socializing with friends in front of a house about 7:30 p.m. yesterday when a gunman approached on foot and shot him several times before running to a waiting vehicle. The victim’s injuries were considered life- threatening.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot multiple times as he sat inside a vehicle about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. No word on his condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man and a woman were shot and wounded while on a street about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A woman was shot while on a street around 10:30 p.m. yesterday. She was reported in critical condition.

Rawlings, Md. -- A 53-year-old man shot at his father, his 33-year-old brother, and a family friend. His brother suffered a graze wound to his leg. Police later shot and wounded the assailant after he walked toward them with a gun aimed in their direction.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 10-year-old girl received minor injuries when she was struck by flying wood splinters after a wood fence was hit by a stray bullet about 4:50 p.m. yesterday.

Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, Denver Post, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KOLD-TV Tucson, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mercury News, Mohave Valley Daily News, Nashville Tennessean, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFAA-TV Dallas

Addendum for March 30, 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 -- 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 29, 2013 edition
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March 28, 2013 edition

Oak Harbor, Ohio -- A 43-year-old woman staying at her sister’s house after recently separating from her husband was shot and killed by him when he broke into the house just before noon yesterday. He then turned the gun on himself and suffered two wounds. No word on his condition.

Philipsburg , Penn. -- About 10 a.m. today, a 51-year-old former state trooper killed his estranged wife with a shotgun inside the supermarket where she worked and then killed himself. The woman had filed for a divorce within the past week.

Corinth, Miss. -- A woman was shot and killed at an abandoned home around 10 p.m. yesterday. Police have someone in custody and believe the shooting was a domestic incident.

Washington, D.C. -- An adult male was fatally shot in the head at an apartment shortly after midnight this morning. His wife has been arrested. Police say the shooting was related to a domestic argument

Drew County, Ark. -- A deputy was shot while trying to pull over a suspect. The suspect was later found fatally shot in a wooded area from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sanford, Fla. -- A 33-year-old man was fatally shot about 10 p.m. yesterday by two robbers. Police said there was an altercation and one or both of the assailants opened fire before fleeing.

New Orleans, La. -- A 30-year-old man was found fatally shot in a driveway about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck multiple times.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man in his 20s was found fatally shot at a townhouse complex around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A homeowner fatally shot someone attempting to break into his home early this morning.

Seminole, Fla. -- A 47-year-old man was allegedly shot while in his car by his neighbor, an 81-year-old man, during an argument at their gated community about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Washington, D.C. -- A man was shot in the buttocks about 1:15 a.m. Thursday while walking on a street.

Washington, D.C. -- Two people were shot about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were not considered life threatening.

Harrisburg, Penn. -- Yesterday morning, when a robber approached a 27-year old man and demanded his valuables, the man accidentally shot himself in the groin when a handgun discharged as he pulled it from the waistband of his pants. No word on his condition.

Moraine, Ohio -- A man accidentally shot himself in the leg with his handgun while driving in a parking lot during a shopping trip. The gun was in the center console of his vehicle and it discharged when he picked it up.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was shot and wounded while trying to break into a home late yesterday morning. Two people were at the home at the time. The intruder was in critical condition.

Affton, Mo. -- A 21-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand at a home just before midnight last night.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 41-year-old man was shot in the neck and face when two men attempted to rob him as he walked down a street about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Detroit, Mich. -- A high school student was shot yesterday afternoon a few blocks away from the school. The student’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A man crashed his car into a fence after he was shot in the head while driving through an intersection about 2:30 a.m. today. He was reported in stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- About 7:45 p.m. yesterday, an argument between two people in a vehicle led to gunfire, and one of the bullets struck a 52-year-old man who happened to be sitting in a nearby tow truck. The victim, struck in the lower back, was listed in stable condition.

San Diego, Calif. -- A man in his late teens was shot in the leg while on a street about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the arm as he was chased on a street by four people about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound drove himself to a hospital about 10 p.m. yesterday.

Orlando, Fla. -- A man was shot in the parking lot of a convenience store this morning. Police believe he knows the shooter. The victim was reported to have non-life-threatening injures.

Oakland, Calif. -- Two men were shot while on a street about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. Both were listed in stable condition.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- A man answered a knock at his door about 8:30 a.m. today to find a person looking for someone. When the man explained he couldn’t help and closed the door, the visitor shot at the house and struck the man in the foot.

Tacoma, Wash. -- A 67-year-old man was taken into custody after he indiscriminately shot into homes while walking through his neighborhood about 9 p.m. Tuesday. He also pointed the gun at people during the incident, but did not shoot. The man later surrendered after a several-hours-long police stand-off at his home that included the use of tear gas.

Kent, Wash. -- On Tuesday, a 7-year-old elementary-school student who found an unloaded handgun at home brought it to school to show his friends. The weapon was discovered when it fell out of his backpack and classmates, thinking it was a squirt gun, took it to a teacher.

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Two young girls, one age 7, spotted a handgun lying between two buildings as they waited for a bus. The girls did not touch the gun and instead called an adult who notified police. The gun was loaded.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Dayton Daily News, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WISH-TV Indianapolis, WPMT-TV Harrisburg, WSVN-TV Miami, WMC-TV Memphis

Addendum for March 28, 2013

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March 27, 2013 edition

Lee County, Miss. -- A 55-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman, and the woman’s 13-year-old daughter were found shot to death at a home yesterday. The man and woman were dating and thought to be engaged. A gun was found at the scene and there were no signs of forced entry. Police would not say if they suspect a murder-suicide, but they don’t believe there is a killer on the loose.

Elgin, Ill. -- About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, a 19-year-old man was found fatally shot in the parking lot of an apartment building.

San Bernardino, Calif. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and killed and a woman was shot and wounded about 12:05 a.m. Monday. The man was with several others in the parking lot of an apartment complex when a vehicle drove up and someone inside opened fire, striking the man. The woman, who is homeless, was also struck, although she was several hundred yards from the shooter. She was listed in stable condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man 40 to 50 years old was found fatally shot in an alley about 5:15 p.m. today. He was struck once in the chest and once in the side. A short time later, a 57-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg and said he was shot in the same alley. The wounded man was reported in stable condition.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A man returning home from work as usual about 2 a.m. was shot today and killed as he backed his truck into his driveway. Police say he was approached by one or more suspects and shot several times while still in the truck.

Dallas, Tex. -- A police trainee with the city rapid transit agency accidentally shot himself in the thigh while holstering his weapon about 6:15 a.m. today. He was expected to survive.

Demorist, Ga. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the thigh yesterday while cleaning a 9 mm handgun. No word on his condition.

Fairbanks, Ala. -- An 18-year-old woman was apparently accidentally shot in the head while visiting an apartment Monday afternoon. She was listed in critical condition. A police investigation is continuing.

Marrero, La. -- A 27-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg with a handgun while sitting in his car Sunday morning. No word on his condition.

York, Penn. -- A 26-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his thigh about 2:40 a.m. Sunday. The victim was uncooperative but police believe he shot himself accidentally. No word on his condition.

Birmingham, Ala. -- Two men were shot and wounded about 10 p.m. yesterday after they apparently argued with each other at a gas station and the dispute escalated to gunfire. Police say an assault rifle and a handgun were used in the shooting and about a dozen shell casings were found at the scene. No word on the condition of the two victims.

Jackson, Miss. --  Two men in a vehicle were shot and wounded about 5 p.m. yesterday when one or more persons in another vehicle opened fire on them. One of the men was reported to have life-threatening injuries. No word on the condition of the other victim.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the thigh on a street about 7 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man trying to run from robbers while on a street was shot in the knee about 11:10 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man was shot in the arm while on a street about midnight last night. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. --  A 19-year-old man was shot and wounded after getting into an argument with someone in a car around midnight last night. No word on the victim’s condition.

Des Moines, Iowa -- A woman watching TV had to duck for cover when six bullets hit her parent's home about 11 p.m. Monday. One bullet deflected off a wall and hit her foot. Another woman was also at the home. The two heard about 10 shots. Neighbors saw three teens running just after the shooting.

Durham, N.C. -- A man was shot in the parking lot of a grocery store about 5:10 p.m. Monday. Police are looking for a 34-year-old male suspect. The victim’s injuries were reported as serious.

Meridian, Idaho -- About 10:30 a.m. Monday, a 36-year-old man in a car with three others was shot when he got out of the car after it stopped and one or more persons in the vehicle fired at him four or five times. He was struck once and the car then took off. Police believe he knows those in the car. The victim was reported as having non life-threatening injuries.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and wounded outside a residence about 8:15 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. --  About 11:15 p.m. yesterday, a 44-year-old man was wounded when several shots were fired into his residence. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A woman was shot and wounded while sitting in her home about 10 p.m. yesterday. Two children and several adults were also in the house at the time of the shooting. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 34-year-old man was shot at least twice during an attempted robbery about 9 p.m. Monday. He had just gotten into his car when two suspects, one with a pistol, opened the car door and demanded his wallet. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Washington, Penn. -- A man was shot in the leg during a robbery at a convenience store about 4:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Orlando, Fla. -- About 11 p.m. Monday, a 9-year-old boy looking for a video game at the apartment of his mother’s boyfriend -- a police officer -- found the officer’s service revolver in an upstairs master-bedroom closet and accidentally fired a round into a wall. No one was hurt.

Today’s sources: accessnorthga.com, Anchorage Daily News, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Herald-Sun, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCCI-TV Des Moines, KTVT-TV Dallas, Idaho Statesman, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Times-Picayune, The York Dispatch

Addendum for March 27, 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 26, 2013 edition

Fairmont, N.C. -- On Sunday afternoon, a 34-year-old man was wiping down a shotgun when it accidentally discharged and struck his 10-year-old son in the head, killing him.

Goochland County, Va. -- Last Thursday night, a man at a party fooling with a gun he thought was empty put the weapon to his head and pulled the trigger several times without incident. When another man, a 20-year-old Army reservist, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, a bullet discharged and killed him.

New Haven, Conn. -- A 20-year-old man apparently accidentally shot and killed himself at an apartment about 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

New Orleans, La. -- A 15-year-old was fatally shot about 6 p.m. yesterday. The victim was standing with several people outside an apartment complex when a group of teens showed up and someone began shooting.

West Haven, Conn. -- About 12:30 p.m. Friday, a man stabbed his girlfriend in the chest and neck and then used a gun to fatally shoot himself in the head. The woman’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.

Bidderford, Maine -- A man was found shot to death in a car at an apartment-house parking lot about 12:45 a.m. today.

Tacoma, Wash. -- A 39-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot with a handgun while target shooting. The gun fired when he tripped as he walked to check his target. The victim was expected to fully recover.

Sandy, Utah -- A 38-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the thigh at a home by her 15-year-old niece about 7 p.m. Monday. The niece, who was cleaning, found a gun in a drawer and the weapon discharged when she picked it up. The victim’s wounds were considered non life-threatening.

Miami Township, Ohio -- About 4 p.m. yesterday, a man walking in a park was putting away his gun when it accidentally fired, hitting him in the leg. His injury was reported as non life-threatening.

Noblesville, Ind. - A 66-year-old man accidentally shot himself about 6 a.m. Friday when he went outside his home to investigate a suspicious noise. The bullet grazed his head. His condition was reported as non life-threatening.

York, Penn. -- A 44-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand last Wednesday night. He had removed the magazine from his girlfriend’s .32-caliber Beretta Tam Cat handgun but when he pulled the trigger, the gun discharged a bullet. Note to gun owners: Removing the magazine from a gun doesn’t necessarily remove the bullet that’s in the chamber. (I’ve chronicled a number of people getting shot by this phantom bullet.)

Orlando, Fla. -- A 25-year-old woman was accidentally shot by her 23-year-old husband as he cleaned his 9 mm Glock handgun at their apartment about 8 p.m. yesterday. The bullet struck her in the right arm and entered her abdomen. She was expected to recover.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 25 and 20, were shot by someone in a passing vehicle as they sat in a car about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. The older man was listed as stabilized with wounds to his chest and both legs. The younger man was in critical condition with wounds to his neck and leg.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the side while on a street around 5 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Someone firing from a vehicle shot a 14-year-old boy in the chest about 6:20 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

New Orleans, La. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while on a street yesterday. No word on his condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A man was shot in the chest and leg yesterday evening. The victim was conscious but no other word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 27-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and a man was cut by broken glass when someone fired at them as the two drove in a pickup truck about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Highlands Ranch, Colo. -- A 28-year-old man was taken into custody when he accidentally fired a gun while in the men’s bathroom of a restaurant and the bullet flew into the dining room about 7 p.m. last Thursday. No one was hurt.

Today’s sources: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Heraldonline.com, KSTU-TV Salt Lake City, New Haven Register, Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WDTN-TV Dayton, WMBF-TV Myrtle Beach, WRTV-TV Indianapolis, WTVR-TV Richmond,

Addendum for March 26, 2013

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

www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.com

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 11:59 AM PDT.

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

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