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May 26, 2013 edition

Greenville, Tex. -- A 12 year-old  boy was accidentally shot and killed at a home about 10:45 a.m. Friday. No adults were in the home, but four other children were there -- two 12-year-olds, a 9-year-old, and a 4-year-old.

Palmdale, Calif. -- A 70-year-old father is dead and his 39-year-old son is wounded after they both drew guns and shot at each other following an argument about 7:45 p.m. yesterday. The son was listed in critical but stable condition.

Worden, Mont. -- A 22-year-old woman was fatally shot early Friday and the suspect in the shooting, a 49-year-old man, was later shot and killed by police when he pulled a gun on them. The victim and suspect were reported to be in a relationship.

LaPlace, La. -- Police shutting down a house-party heard gunshots from a nearby residence and upon investigation found a 16-year-old boy fatally shot about 11:20 p.m. yesterday. He was struck in the chest.

San Diego, Calif. -- A 23-year old man was shot and killed and a 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 3 a.m. today. The two were part of a large gathering at a home when an argument broke out and someone pulled a gun and shot both victims. The wounded man is in critical but stable condition.

Raleigh County, W.V. -- A man was arrested yesterday morning for shooting and killing his 47-year-old stepfather and shooting and wounding his mother at their home. No word on the woman’s condition.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A man was shot and killed while in his yard about 4:45 p.m. yesterday when gunfire rang out from a passing pickup truck. The victim was struck twice in the chest and once in the head.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was fatally shot while in an alley near where he lived about 9:20 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the armpit about 2:10 a.m. today

Chicago, Ill. -- A 44-year-old man was shot and killed and a 42-year-old woman was shot and wounded in a shooting that apparently began after a car accident about 2:50 a.m. today.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A 35-year-old man was fatally shot at an apartment complex about 1 a.m. yesterday. Police said the incident might have started after there was a fender bender in the parking lot.

Trenton, N.J. -- A man was fatally shot at a housing complex just after 5 p.m. yesterday. Police said there was a dispute between several people when one of them pulled out a gun and shot at the victim. The shooter fled on foot.

Metairie, La. -- A 36-year-old man was found shot and killed and lying face down in an apartment parking lot about 12:30 a.m. today. He had been struck multiple times. More than 20 bullet casings were discovered near the body.

Dallas, Tex. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and his 39-year-old half-brother was shot and critically wounded while at a nightclub about 2 a.m. today. Police are looking for a suspect. The wounded victim was not expected to survive.

Clarksdale, Miss. -- A 35-year-old man was shot and killed and three others were shot and wounded at a nightclub about 12:05 a.m. yesterday. Police believe the man was an innocent bystander and not the intended target. No word on the condition of the three wounded victims.

Miami Gardens, Fla. -- A 29-year-old man was shot and killed and two people were shot and wounded -- his 20-year-old fiancée and his 23-year-old nephew -- as they drove to a relative’s house yesterday afternoon. The man’s 12-year-old nephew, also in the car, was not injured. The fiancée, who was driving, was struck by eight bullets. She was listed in critical condition. The older nephew was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Lincoldton, N.C. -- A man shot and killed his wife on Saturday. Relatives said the woman recently told her husband that she was leaving him. The gun used in the shooting was given to the husband as a Christmas gift by members of the victim’s family several years ago.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 53 year-old man was found fatally shot in his back and lying on the side of a road Saturday night.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and wounded about 6:20 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Des Moines, Iowa -- Two people were arguing outside an apartment when one of them pulled a shotgun and shot the other. No word on the victim’s condition.

Halethorpe, Md. -- A bouncer at a bar was shot early Saturday after someone he was escorting outside pulled a gun and began shooting. The victim was able to get back inside as the shooter attempted to follow him, but patrons subdued the gunman until police arrived. No word on the victim’s condition.

Trenton, N.J. -- A male was shot in the foot about 5:35 p.m. yesterday after a car pulled up to a group of several people standing on a street corner and shots were exchanged. The victim is listed in stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Two people were shot about 1:20 a.m. today. Both were in stable condition. No other information was available.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 29-year-old man was shot in the abdomen during a robbery after leaving a nightclub about 12:30 a.m. Friday. The suspects did not take anything from the man but a 26-year-old woman who was with him was robbed of her jacket. The victim was in critical but stable condition and expected to recover.

Portland, Ore. -- An employee of a gas station, a 38-year-old man, was shot and wounded about 3:30 a.m. today. Police believe there might have been a disturbance involving several males before the shooting occurred. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 19-year-old man was found shot and wounded and lying on a highway about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. He was in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his leg, shoulder, and back.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A man was shot twice in the back while at a bar about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. He was in critical condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- Two people were shot while on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. No word on their conditions.

St. Clair County, Mich. -- A 60-year-old man pointed a handgun at two different drivers who were overtaking him on an interstate highway and shot at one of them. The first driver, a woman, sped away after passing the man. The 60-year-old shot at the second driver, a male, as he exited the highway. The second driver reported the incident and location to police who found and arrested the shooter. He was charged with attempted murder.

Washington, D.C. -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that it seized 65 guns at airport security checkpoints this week, a new record. Of that number, 54 were loaded and 19 had rounds in the chamber. One of them was a fully loaded .22 caliber handgun that was found inside a passenger's boot and strapped to his prosthetic leg.

Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, Detroit Free Press, (Greenville, Tex.) Herald-Banner, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCCI-TV Des Moines, KXLH-TV Helena, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NBC News, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Diego Union Tribune, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFAA-TV Dallas, WMC-TV Memphis, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for May 26, 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

May 25, 2013 edition

Charleston, W.V. -- A 69-year-old man used a shotgun to shoot and kill his 15-year-old adopted daughter and then shoot and wound his 18-year-old adopted son before using the weapon to shoot and wound himself at their home yesterday. The man’s wife tried unsuccessfully to stop the shootings. Three other adopted children were at home at the time of the shootings. No word on the condition of the shooter or his son.

Rankin, Penn. -- A 16-year-old girl was found fatally shot at a housing complex about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Police believe the girl had been robbed and was shot when she confronted one of the robbers. A 16-year-old male has been charged with the shooting and police are looking for a second suspect.

River Ridge, La. -- About 1:30 p.m. yesterday, a 52-year-old father was found dead in his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and his 16-year-old son was found dead in a bedroom in what police suspect was a murder-suicide. The boy’s mother, who is divorced from his father, called police because she had not heard from her son in some time.

Bardstown, Ky. -- A 33-year-old police officer was shot and killed while he was driving home from work early today. He was found in uniform but outside his crashed police cruiser. The officer is survived by a wife and two children.

Kinnelton, N.J. -- Police responding to a home about 8 a.m. Thursday found that a 74-year-old man had shot and killed his 63-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself.

Spring, Tex. -- A 21-year-old man allegedly shot a neighbor to death in a road-rage incident about 10:30 p.m. yesterday.

Marshville, N.C. -- A 25-year-old man who forced his way into a home on Thursday while wearing a mask and carrying a handgun was shot and killed after one of the residents fired at him with a shotgun.

Helena, Mont. -- A homeowner shot and killed a burglar who had broken into his home about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his 35-year-old wife after the two were involved in a domestic altercation about 8 a.m. yesterday.

Houston, Tex. -- A 56-year-old man was found shot to death outside his home about 5:45 a.m. yesterday.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot at a home about noon on Thursday. A 28-year-old man has been charged with the shooting.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old male was shot and killed and his friend, an 18-year-old male, was shot and wounded while on a street about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. The 18-year-old was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was found fatally shot at his home about 12:10 a.m. today. He was struck three times in the head and twice in the body.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man was shot and killed at an apartment about 1:50 a.m. today.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man was shot and killed about 3:40 a.m. today. No other details were available.

Cleveland, Ohio -- One man was shot and killed and two men were shot and wounded about 6:40 a.m. today. No other information was available.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A man was shot in the chest and killed and another was shot in the leg and wounded at a family gathering at a home around 2:50 a.m. today. Several guests were visiting in the garage when someone walked up with a gun and opened fire.

Montgomery, Ala. -- Someone was shot and killed last night. No other information was available.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 5-year-old boy was shot in the ankle by his 6-year-old sister as they waited in a vehicle about 5 p.m. yesterday. The handgun belongs to his aunt’s boyfriend who has a concealed carry permit for the weapon. The child found the gun in the console of the vehicle.

Southwest Miami-Dade, Fla.-- A middle-school student was grazed in the leg by a bullet during history class yesterday afternoon when another student brought a gun to the school in a backpack and the weapon accidentally discharged. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in the toe while on a street about 1:40 p.m. yesterday. The wound was not considered serious.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the arm while on a street about 7:40 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old girl was shot in the thigh about 8:45 p.m. yesterday. She was walking with some young men who were the likely targets.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old suffered a graze wound to his leg while on a street about 11:15 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- Three men were shot and wounded while walking on a street about 1:50 a.m. today in what police believe was a drive-by shooting. An 18-year-old was shot in the buttocks, a 21-year-old was shot in the buttocks and thigh, and a 21-year-old suffered a graze wound to the arm. No word on their conditions.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the face when someone fired at him while he was driving his car about 3 a.m. today. He was listed in stable condition.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A woman fired shots at three men attempting to break into her home and struck one of the suspects in the chest. The suspects fired back at least twice but the woman was not injured. The wounded suspect, a 22-year-old male, was listed in stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded overnight. A suspect was in custody.

Washington, D.C. -- A woman who is eight-months pregnant was shot in the back and seriously wounded while on a busy street about 8 p.m. yesterday. No word on her condition.

Riverdale, Ga. -- Two people in a vehicle were shot near a graduation party early this morning. No word on their condition.

Monticello, Ark. -- Three people were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex Thursday afternoon. Police are looking for two suspects described as in in their late 20's.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 28-year-old man was shot while in an alley about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Charlotte, N.C. --  Three men were shot while standing outside a home about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were described as non life-threatening.

Metairie, La. -- A man was shot about 10:10 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Harvey, La. -- A man was shot near a residence about 6:20 p.m. yesterday.
His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune,
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KXLH-TV Helena, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for May 25, 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:

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May 24, 2013 edition
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May 23, 2013 edition
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May 22, 2013 edition

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A one-year-old boy was shot and killed and two women were shot and wounded while at a picnic in a cul-de-sac about 7:30 p.m. yesterday after gunmen exited a vehicle and opened fire on a crowd of people at the event. One of the women, 20-years-old, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and back and was found lying on top of the baby when police arrived. She was listed in critical condition. The other woman, 19-years-old, was listed in serious but stable condition.

Crozet, Va. -- A 10-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy at a home about 10 a.m. yesterday.

Sacramento, Calif. -- A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed and her parents were shot and wounded inside their home on Saturday. At least two gunmen approached the door of the house and opened fire, sending a dozen or more shots inside the residence. The girl's 14-year-old brother who was in the house at the time was not injured. Police believe the shooting might have been tied to another family member.

Dayton, Nev. -- A 12-year-old child was accidentally shot and killed about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. No other details were available.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed while on a street about 5:20 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the head as he sat in a vehicle about 8:20 p.m. Monday.

Spartanburg, S.C. -- A 21-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the shooting death of her 20-year-old boyfriend at an apartment Monday. He was struck in the chest with a shotgun blast.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 7:20 p.m. yesterday.

Victorville, Calif. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 1:40 a.m. Sunday. He had been struck multiple times. A 52-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Camden, N.J. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck multiple times.

Trigg County, Ky. -- A two-year-old was accidentally shot in the head at a home yesterday evening. The injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Asheboro, NC -- A two-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head about 2 p.m. Saturday after finding a gun in his parents' bedroom. The gun was in his mouth when it discharged. Both parents and three siblings were home at the time. The child was reported in stable condition and recovering.

Atlanta, Ga. -- An 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg as she slept in her bed at an apartment about 10:30 p.m. Monday after there was an altercation in the parking lot and a man fired a rifle. The bullet went through a wooden wall and then drywall and then the girl's mattress before striking her.

Baton Rouge, La. -- A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday at their grandparents’ home. The older brother found a handgun on the top shelf of a closet. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- A 18-year-old female was shot while leaving her high school graduation practice by a 20-year-old male who then turned the gun on himself. The female was reported as doing well; the male was in stable condition.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A man shot himself in the finger while cleaning his gun about 11:15 p.m. Saturday when the weapon accidentally discharged. His injury was reported to be serious but non life-threatening.

Century, Fla. -- A 38-year-old woman was accidentally shot when she tried to take a gun away from her grandfather who was going to use the weapon to shoot something in the yard. Her injury was not considered life-threatening.

St. Simons Island, Ga. --  A 70-year-old woman playing golf was accidentally shot in the stomach about 11 a.m. Sunday by a 65-year-old man who was shooting squirrels with a rifle. The woman was listed in stable condition.

East Palo Alto, Calif. -- A 19-year-old man walking to his car shot himself in the leg when a gun in his pocket accidentally discharged about 1 p.m. last Friday. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Pine Bluff, Ark. -- A 50-year-old man was shot in the hip while on a street about 2:45 p.m. Monday. The alleged shooter, a 21-year-old man, has been arrested. Police say the victim was not the intended target. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Four teenagers were shot and wounded about 9:30 p.m. Monday. They were part of a large group involved in a street fight when a car pulled up and at least one person inside the vehicle opened fired. A 19-year-old female was shot in the knee, an 18-year-old female was shot in the arm, a 17-year-old female was shot in the leg, and a 14-year-old boy suffered a graze wound. All four victims were listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year old man was grazed in the shoulder about 10:30 p.m. Monday. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 9:45 p.m. yesterday.

Palatka, Fla. -- An employee of a fast-food restaurant was shot during a robbery attempt by four masked and armed assailants about 11:50 p.m. yesterday. No customers were in the restaurant at the time. No word on the victims condition.

Edgemere, Md. -- A man was found shot outside a home about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Royal Oak, Mich. -- A 72-year-old  woman is accused of shooting at her adopted 20-year-old daughter during an argument at a home about 10 p.m. yesterday. The bullet, fired from a handgun, missed the younger woman and lodged in a wall.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate, Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, The (San Mateo) Daily Journal, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KMGH-TV Denver, KTVN-TV Reno, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFMY-TV Greensboro, WVIR-TV Charlottesville, WXIA-TV Atlanta,

Addendum for May 22, 2013

Please help reduce this daily carnage. 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

May 21, 2013 edition
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May 20, 2013 edition
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May 19, 2013 edition

Queens, N.Y. -- A 14-year-old girl leaving a friend’s sweet-16 party about 9 p.m. yesterday was fatally shot in the head while boarding a city bus after a gunman opened fire from the sidewalk. The assailant fled on foot after firing about 10 shots at the bus.

Pontiac, Mich. -- An 18-year-old man was playing with a handgun when it accidentally discharged and killed his 17-year-old girlfriend last Tuesday afternoon. The bullet struck the girl in the face.

Polk County, Fla. -- A 86-year-old mother fatally shot her 64-year-old son in self-defense after he hit her in the face and the incident erupted into gunfire. The mother was shot once during the altercation and the bullet struck her in the finger and shoulder. The son had been arrested in the past for batter and aggravated assault against his mother. She was listed in stable condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man pulled out a gun and fatally shot a man in his 40s around 11 p.m. yesterday after the two got into an argument at a gathering attended by 15 to 20 people. The shooter was in custody.

Manchester, N.H. -- A man was found fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old woman was shot in the head and killed and a 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were shot and wounded while at a city park about 9 p.m. yesterday. The three were standing with several others when someone fired shots in their direction. The wounded man and woman were listed as stabilized.

Columbia, Md. -- A 39-year-old man was fatally shot outside his apartment building about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. A family member reportedly heard arguing outside just before gun fire rang out. The victim was shot several times.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man in his early 20s was found fatally shot and lying in the grass in front of a home following a drive-by shooting about 4:30 p.m. yesterday.

Houston, Tex. -- A man was shot and killed at a restaurant about 12:30 p.m. yesterday. He had gone into the restaurant with another man and the two sat together at a table. When the other man returned from the restroom, he pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the head before fleeing in a vehicle.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A male was fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man in his early 20s who was walking outside a family-member's house about 4:30 p.m. yesterday is dead after he was shot multiple times when gunfire rang out from a passing car.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed about 1 a.m. yesterday. He became involved in an argument with someone who then pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 30-year-old man was found shot and killed in a roadway about 10 p.m. yesterday.

Dallas, Tex. -- A 36-year-old father of six was shot multiple times and killed on the front porch of his residence about 2 a.m. yesterday.

Dallas, Tex. -- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot about 1:30 a.m. today when he dropped off a friend at a residence and was approached by four men who asked for a ride and then shot him four times after he refused. The victim managed to drive away but crashed into the house about three blocks away.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 27-year-old man was shot and killed and a 25-year-old man was shot and wounded as they were sitting in a car about 4:30 a.m. today and a gunman opened fire on them. No word on the wounded man’s condition.

Uniontown, Penn. -- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 3 a.m. yesterday.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 33-year-old woman was found fatally shot at her residence yesterday. Her 36-year-old husband has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 16-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head by another 16-year-old boy as the two handled a gun while in the desert about 11 a.m. last Wednesday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Mount Holly, N.C. -- When a father and son argued and then got into a physical struggle over a gun on Saturday night, the weapon discharged striking the father in the torso and the son in the leg. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. --A man in his 20s was shot twice in the stomach and wounded after an apparent altercation involving four to six suspects at a gas station about 1 p.m. yesterday. The suspects fled on foot. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in each arm while handling a gun he found in a residence while with another boy about 3 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 6:15 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 53-year-old man walking on a sidewalk after leaving a liquor store was shot in the face about 2:10 a.m. today after gunfire rang out from across the street. Police do not believe the victim was the intended target. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 42-year-old man on his way to work about 2:20 a.m. today was shot in the wrist while seated in a car talking to his girlfriend and a gunman approached the vehicle and began firing. The girlfriend, 57-years-old, was shot in the leg. The man did not require hospitalization. The woman was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man riding as a passenger in a vehicle on an expressway was shot twice and wounded about 2:40 a.m. today. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Baltimore, Md. -- Two juvenile boys were shot and wounded about 12:40 a.m. yesterday. One boy was struck in the leg and grazed in the face; the other boy had a wound to his head. Both were listed in stable condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A woman was shot in the leg about 10:45 a.m. yesterday. No word on her condition.

Prattville, Ala. -- A 64-year-old man was charged with assault in the first degree after he was involved in a road-rage shooting with another person. The event started on one street and it continued to another roadway where the two had an altercation. No word on the victim’s condition.

Atlanta, Ga. --Two men were found shot and wounded in two different locations on Friday and police believe the shootings were connected. The victims were reportedly recovering from their injuries.

Charleston W.V. -- A man was shot in the leg and wounded while on a street near a bar about midnight last night. The man said he did not know the shooter. No word on the victim’s condition.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 17-year-old girl was shot in the arm while talking to friends on a street when gunfire rang out from a passing car about 10:30 p.m. Friday. She was listed in stable condition.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A man in his early 20s standing on a street was shot in buttocks when gunfire erupted from a passing vehicle about 11 p.m. Friday. He was in stable condition.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man was shot in the hand during an armed robbery about 11 a.m. today. When a suspect pulled a gun and demanded the man’s cash, the victim grabbed the suspect and the weapon fired during a scuffle. The victim’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 47-year-old man sitting with a friend was shot during an attempted robbery about 8 a.m. yesterday. A vehicle pulled up to the pair and a suspect shot the victim once before exiting the vehicle and demanding the victim's cell phone. When the victim tried to flee, he was shot again. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A man was shot in the leg about 11:50 a.m. yesterday. The injury was reported as non life-threatening.

East Palo Alto, Calif. -- A 17-year-old boy standing in a driveway talking with friends was shot twice in the foot during a drive-by shooting about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. He was reported in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Arizona Daily Star, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFAA-TV Dallas, WFTV-TV Orlando, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, WXYZ-TV Detroit

Addendum for May 19, 2013

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

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May 18, 2013 edition

Jersey City, N.J. -- A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed and his 31-year-old father was shot and wounded as they played basketball outside their home about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Two gunmen reportedly fired three shots and fled in a car.

Montclaire, N.J. -- Police believe a 26-year-old man shot and killed his 24-year-old girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at a city park. Their bodies were found about 10 p.m. Thursday.

Federal Heights, Colo. -- A 22-year-old woman was shot and killed after her newly-purchased assault-style rifle accidentally discharged when she tripped while carrying it downstairs to show to friends in her garage.

New York, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and killed as he walked with another man and the two were confronted by a gunman about midnight last night. The victim was shot in the face in what police are calling a hate crime.

New Orleans, La. -- A 29-year-old man was shot and killed while on a street about 8:40 p.m. yesterday

New Orleans, La. -- A 37-year old man died after he was shot multiple times while on a street about 12:20 a.m. today.

New Orleans, La. -- A 20-year-old man is dead after he was shot on his front lawn about 12:20 a.m. today

Akron, Ohio -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. He had been struck multiple times.

Brockton, Mass. -- A 45-year-old man was found lying in a driveway with fatal gunshot wounds to his chest about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Two people were found dead in an apartment about 3 p.m. yesterday from apparent gunshot wounds. No other details were available.

Ontario, Calif. -- A man was found fatally shot while on a street around midnight Wednesday.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 54-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a home about 4:25 a.m. today. He had been struck several times.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- An apparent burglar was shot and killed about 8:50 a.m. Thursday by the homeowner’s adult son who was alone in the house at the time.

New Haven, Conn. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed and two men, ages 34 and 19, were shot and wounded about 2 a.m. today. Police believe there was just one shooter and that the incident might be related to an earlier dispute at a nightclub. The older wounded man was treated and released; the younger wounded man was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy is dead after someone came up to him on a street and shot him once in the chest about 7:25 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 40-year-old man is dead after somebody ran up to him and opened fire about 8 p.m. yesterday. One of the bullets struck him in the back of the head.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was found fatally shot on a front lawn about 3:50 a.m. today. He had been arguing with someone before the shooting. Shell casings from a 9mm handgun surrounded his body.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the head about 2 a.m. today. An unknown male had parked a car in the victim’s driveway and that led to an argument between the two. The unknown male began to drive off but then stopped and pulled out a handgun and opened fire at the victim.

Statesville, N.C. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot outside a home Thursday afternoon.

Charlotte, N.C. -- An off-duty police detective accidentally shot himself in the leg while at a movie theater about 9 p.m. Wednesday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Davisburg, Mich. -- A 54-year-old man who kept his Glock handgun tucked in his waistband accidentally shot himself in the thigh around 2 p.m. Tuesday when the weapon discharged as he was adjusting his pants. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A 35-year-old man was shot in the side of his abdomen while jogging about 6 a.m. yesterday after someone in a passing pick-up truck opened fire. Police were not sure if the victim or someone else was the intended target. He was listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was walking on a street with a few other people when someone approached on foot and shot him in the leg about 9 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two 18-year-old men were shot about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. One of the men was struck in the hip; the other in the calf. Both were listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year-old man standing outside was shot in the back and abdomen about 10:50 p.m. yesterday when a vehicle drove up and someone shot at him. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two women, ages 38 and 27, and a 38-year-old man were shot about 11:25 p.m. yesterday. Police found three guns by a garbage can in an alley near the crime scene: two handguns and an AK-47-style rifle. The younger woman was listed in grave condition; the other two victims were in slightly better condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder about 3:35 a.m. today. He was a passenger in a car when another vehicle pulled up and someone shot at him. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Skokie, Ill. -- A victim described as a male juvenile was shot in the abdomen about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Harris County, Tex. -- A man was shot in the head while trying to help a woman in a domestic dispute about 10 a.m. yesterday. The woman, who owned a nail salon, had locked herself in the salon when she saw her husband arriving there, but he shot opened the door and was dragging her out when two good Samaritans came to help her. One of the Samaritans was shot during a struggle for the gun. The husband was arrested. No word on the victim’s condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 26-year-old Jacksonville man was shot in the leg while a passenger in a car about 1 p.m. Thursday. The victim was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A man who was shot while sitting in his car managed to drive himself to a police station before collapsing. His injuries were reported as critical.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man was shot in the arm at a fast-food restaurant about 2 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Albuquerque Journal, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Las Vegas Sun, New York Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune

Addendum for May 18, 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.o

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May 17, 2013 edition
No report filed

May 16, 2013 edition
No report filed

May 15, 2013 edition

Pickens County, S.C. -- A 35-year-old mother shot and killed her 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. She also shot and wounded her husband before attempting to shoot and kill herself. Each child was shot multiple times. The mother was in serious condition. Her husband was in critical condition.

Lake City, Fla. -- An 11-year-old boy died yesterday after he was accidentally shot in the neck by his 4-year-old sibling while in their apartment on Sunday. The 4-year-old and a 2-year-old sibling were playing with the gun and it discharged as the older brother tried to take it away from them.

Houston, Tex. -- A 14-year-old boy came home from school about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to find his 10-year-old brother and his father’s 29-year-old girlfriend both fatally shot in the head and his 40-year-old father shot in the head and wounded. Witnesses saw two men leaving the home in a hurry and then driving away. The father was listed in critical condition

Katy, Tex. -- A teenager is dead after he was accidentally shot while in a car with several other youths last night.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a car about 10:20 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot several times and killed, and a 36-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and wounded, as the two were driving in a car and someone on the street opened fire on them about 12:40 a.m. today. The wounded man was listed as stabilized.

Charlton County, Fla. -- A man was shot and killed after an incident at a nightclub last Friday.

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A 25-year-old man, a former security guard at a motel, shot and wounded the 47-year-old manager of the motel about 4:30 a.m. yesterday before shooting and killing himself. The manager was treated and released from a hospital.

Fayette County, Ohio -- A 61-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the leg by her husband when he was cleaning a handgun about 11 p.m. last Thursday. The husband had purchased the gun earlier in the day. His wife was listed in stable condition

Gravette, Ark. -- After a 25-year-old man broke into a neighboring home and stole several guns, he accidentally shot himself in the leg when one of them discharged as he was trying to hide the guns.

Fairfield, Calif. -- A man moving several items while at home, including a shotgun, accidentally shot himself in the abdomen about 3:45 p.m. Saturday when the gun fell and discharged as it hit the ground. The man did not know the gun was loaded. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Kasilof, Alaska -- Police received a call about 3:15 a.m. Saturday that a 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg with a handgun while camping.

Soldotna, Alaska -- A 23-year-old man attempting to disassemble a handgun while in a vehicle about 3:15 p.m. Saturday shot himself and the 22-year-old driver of the vehicle when the weapon accidentally discharged. No word on the condition of either man.

Albany, Ga. -- A 19 year-old man playing with a gun around 3:30 p.m. Saturday shot his 18 year-old brother in the buttocks when the weapon accidentally discharged. No word on the victim’s condition.

Aurora, Colo. -- A high school employee giving an adult-student a ride home Monday accidentally shot the student in the leg when his gun discharged as he put it into the glove box. The employee uses the gun for an off-campus security job. The student was expected to survive.

Jupiter, Fla. -- A man accidentally shot himself at a bowling alley when his gun discharged while in his pocket. No one else was injured. The man will not face any charges. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in his back and a man in his 20s was shot in his back and head about 4 p.m. yesterday. Both were listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the forearm as he walked along a street yesterday evening. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 32-year-old woman was shot and wounded in the thigh and a 54-year-old man was shot and wounded in the leg after an assailant opened fire from an alley about 8:10 p.m. yesterday. The woman was listed in serious-to-critical condition; the man was in fair-to-serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in both sides of his body about 10 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 30s was shot in the bicep about 1:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old woman was shot while standing outside a liquor store about 2:10 a.m. today. She was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg and foot about 2:30 a.m. today when two assailants got out of a car and opened fire on him as he walked by a gas station. The victim refused medical attention.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Three people were shot and killed and a fourth was shot and wounded when gunfire erupted after an argument occurred at an apartment about 6 a.m. last Friday. All four were acquaintances and between 20- and 30-years old. The wounded man was listed in fair condition.

Kenosha, Wis. -- Two people were shot and wounded during a home-invasion by two men about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition of the victims.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- Three men, ages 22, 20, and 19, were shot while ordering take-out at a restaurant about 12:40 a.m. Monday when three men came inside the business to rob them. The 22-year-old was shot multiple times and was listed in critical condition. The 20-year-old was shot once in the hand and listed in stable condition. The 19-year-old was shot twice in the leg and arm and was also in stable condition.

Atlanta, Ga. -- Two people were shot when they were driving in a car and gunfire rang out from nearby about 12:30 a.m. today. One victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body; the other was shot in the shoulder. Both are expected to recover.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A woman in her 50s was at home reading about 5 a.m. today when someone shot through a window and the bullet struck her in the face. She was expected to recover.

Marshall County, Miss. -- Someone was shot about 9:15 p.m. yesterday. Police believe they know who did the shooting. The victim was in critical condition.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, (Fairfield, Calif.) Daily Republic, Fayette (Ohio) Advocate, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KSRM-AM Kenai, Alaska, KUSA-TV Denver, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, (Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tampa Bay Times, WALB-TV Albany (Ga.), WMC-TV Memphis, WPTV-TV West Palm Beach, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Addendum for May 15, 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 that we will soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and that those of us who want common sense gun laws will eventually lose interest and fade away. Then the NRA will have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.

I think that lobbyist and the NRA need to know that this time is different. This time we are not going away.

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

You can get contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

May 14, 2013 edition
No report filed

May 13, 2013 edition

Huntsville, Ala. -- On Saturday, a man shot two women at a home before using the gun to kill himself. One of the women is dead. The other woman, his girlfriend and the mother of his young child, is in critical condition.

Boise, Idaho -- A man was accidentally shot and killed at a home about 10:20 p.m. Friday. A 23-year-old male relative has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police said alcohol was a factor in the shooting.

Laurel, Md. -- A 59-year-old man called police about 10 a.m. today to say he had just fatally shot his wife and step-daughter and was about to kill himself. After a stand-off with police, the man was taken into custody. The man also shot at his teenage son during the incident but the boy escaped unharmed. The wife was believed to be in her 50s and the step-daughter about 25-years-old.

Berkeley, Calif. -- A man was found fatally shot outside his car on a road about 5:40 a.m. today. Police said the shooting does not appear to be random.

Youngstown, Ohio -- A 37-year-old man was shot dead on his front porch and his 76-year-old mother was shot in the leg just inside the front door early Sunday. The woman heard her son yell while outside and when she opened the front door she was struck by a bullet. No word on her condition.

Dayton, Ohio -- Two men, ages 25 and 20, were shot and killed and a third man was wounded outside a nightclub early Saturday. The incident began as a fight inside the club and it spilled out to the parking lot. Police have no suspects. The wounded man was treated and released.

Dade City, Fla. -- A 32-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest as he sat in a car with his girlfriend in a driveway outside her house. The 17-year-old brother of his girlfriend has been arrested.

Paint Lick, Ky. -- A 57-year-old man shot and killed himself last night as police arrived at a home to serve arrest warrants.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 52-year-old man has died from injuries suffered when he was shot in the face multiple times after getting into an argument with another man about 11 p.m. Saturday.

Chelsea, Mass. -- Two people were found fatally shot inside a parked vehicle about 4 a.m. today.

Raytown, Mo. -- A 60-year-old man was fatally shot while standing on a sidewalk in front of a gas station about 7 a.m. yesterday. Police said a car pulled up and two men inside fired at the victim.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was fatally shot while driving a vehicle about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Holdenville, Okla. -- A 38-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home about 6 a.m. today. A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Harris County, Tex. -- A man was found shot to death in a road about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses said the victim was walking along when two men approached on foot and opened fire.

New Orleans, La. -- Nineteen people -- 10 men, seven women, a 10-year-old boy, and a 10-year-old girl -- were shot during a parade about 1:45 p.m. yesterday. Three suspects were spotted running from the scene. Three people were listed in critical condition; most of the others had wounds considered non life-threatening. The two 10-year-olds suffered graze wounds.

Pine Bluff, Ark. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot about 11 p.m. Saturday while outside a mall when a unknown male exited a nearby car and opened fire. The victim’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Santa Rosa, Calif. -- A 27-year-man who had been drinking at a bar went outside about 1:50 a.m. today and began firing shots into the air. When his 25-year-old brother tried to stop him, a struggle ensued and the younger man was accidentally shot in the calf. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in his shoulder about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the head and a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg when someone approached the two as they were walking and opened fire about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. The 18-year-old was on life support. The 15-year-old was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest about 7 p.m. yesterday when a gunman approached on foot and opened fire. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the thigh as he walked along about 1 a.m. today when two gunmen approached and opened fire. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Glen Burnie, Md. -- A 21-year-old man who got into an argument with an acquaintance while sitting in a car was shot by the acquaintance as he exited the vehicle about 4:45 p.m. Friday. The shooter then fled the scene. The victim was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man showed up at a medical center suffering from multiple gunshot wounds about 10:25 p.m. Friday. No word on his condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 2 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A woman was shot about 3 a.m. yesterday. No word on her condition.

Hartford, Conn. -- Two men were shot while on a street about 2 a.m. yesterday. No word on their condition.

Hartford, Conn. -- A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest about 8:45 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Dade City, Fla. -- A 24-year-old man was found shot twice in the head about 6 p.m. yesterday. A 28-year-old man has been arrested. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- Someone was shot in the leg about 2 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Baltimore, Md. -- Someone was shot in the leg about 8:15 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Oakland Tribune, Tampa Bay Times,
Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V.

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sun May 26, 2013 at 02:27 PM PDT.

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

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