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July 31, 2013 edition

Hialeah, Fla. -- A man living with his mother in an apartment complex set their unit on fire about 6:30 p.m. Friday and then went on a shooting rampage in the building, killing six people before police shot him to death.

Montgomery, Ala. -- About 8:30 p.m. Friday, a 23-year-old man shot and killed his 24-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself. Police said the two had an argument before the shooting.

Rosemead, Calif. -- Police found a woman fatally shot and a man shot and wounded. The authorities are investigating the incident as a murder and attempted suicide. The two victims had a child together. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Bethlehem, Ga. -- A 33-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing his 66-year-old mother-in-law and then using the gun to kill himself about 7 p.m. Monday.

Hopewell, Va. -- A man suspected of shooting and killing a 73-year-old woman is dead after he apparently shot himself in the head late Wednesday night or early Thursday. The woman’s body was found in her burning home in North Carolina on Wednesday night. The two lived together.

Suffolk, Va. -- A 67-year-old man shot and killed his 64-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself. The bodies were discovered Wednesday.

St. George, Utah -- Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving a gun after officers found the bodies of a 60-year-old man and his 47-year-old wife inside a home about 9:10 a.m. Monday.

Meridian, Idaho, -- A 63-year-old man is dead after he accidentally shot and killed himself Monday while cleaning a gun at a workbench in his garage.

Centre, Ala. -- A man was found dead near a highway yesterday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Rodey, N.M. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed, allegedly by a 27-year-old man, after the older man showed up uninvited at a birthday party on Saturday night and the two got into an argument.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 32-year-old man is dead after he was shot in the neck while in an alley about 7 a.m. Sunday.

Framingham, Mass. -- A 20-year-old man was shot and killed and a 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 1:45 a.m. on Saturday. The wounded man was treated at a hospital and released.

Evanston, Ill. -- Two brothers, ages 38 and 34, were found shot to death in the basement of their family's tobacco shop about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Both had been shot several times.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot by several males who robbed him of his bicycle as he was riding it about 7:50 p.m. yesterday. He was struck in the thigh and buttocks. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and both legs about 8 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 35-year-old man was shot in the arm about 10 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man standing on a sidewalk was shot in the foot when someone opened fire from passing car about 10 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Early this morning, a 35-year-old man was shot and wounded while standing on a street when a male approached and opened fire. The victim was struck in the back, arm and leg. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the foot about 4:50 a.m. today. He was listed in good condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 23-year-old man was found shot to death in a car about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Portland, Ind. -- A 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the head by her 8-year-old sibling who was target shooting nearby with a .22 caliber rifle as her family sat around a campfire on Sunday. The girl ran into the line of fire as the gun was discharged. She was listed in critical condition.

Hot Springs, Ark. -- At a gun show on Saturday, a 42-year-old man shot himself and another man when he picked up a handgun from a table and it accidentally discharged. The bullet struck him in the hand before ricocheting off the floor and grazing the other man. Both victim’s had injuries considered non life--threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Three teenagers in a room were playing with a gun about 5 p.m. Tuesday when the gun accidentally discharged striking one of them in the foot. An adult at the home then called police. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Shiawassee County, Mich. -- A 75-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the groin while target practicing on Saturday. The gun was in his waistband when it discharged.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the hand while unloading a handgun about 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

Douglass Township, Mich. -- A 58-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the thigh while at home handling his handgun late Saturday night. He dropped the gun while removing it from a holster on his hip and, as he tried to catch the weapon in mid-air, he inadvertently pulled the trigger. The man’s wife was nearby but not injured. No word on his condition.

Concord, N.H. -- A woman called police around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to say her husband accidentally shot himself in the knee and that he appeared to be sleepwalking when he fired the weapon. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Fulton County, Ga. -- Authorities say a customer shot and wounded a suspect trying to rob a restaurant early Monday.

Searcy, Ark. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and wounded by another 32-year-old man, his cousin, at an apartment complex about 10 a.m. Saturday.

Hartselle, Ala. -- A man was shot and wounded by a woman in the parking lot of a gas station about 5 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Hooksett, N.H. -- A man was found in a car at a gas station with a gunshot wound to his chest early this morning. He was in stable condition.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A woman eating a slice of pizza outside a restaurant about 2 a.m. yesterday was shot and wounded after two men approached and robbed her. No word on her condition.

Madison, Wis. -- Two men, ages 25 and 22, were shot and wounded on Saturday. Both were expected to recover from their injuries.

Swissvale, Penn. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday and another 19-year-old man has been charged in the shooting. The victim’s condition was listed as stable.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man was shot and wounded about 6:15 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Addendum for July 31, 2013

Several months ago, a lobbyist for an NRA chartered organization in Wisconsin said gun-rights proponents needed only to wait-out the “Connecticut effect” before they could once again start passing laws to loosen restrictions on guns.

The lobbyist predicted we would soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and that those who want common-sense gun laws would eventually lose interest and fade away. Then the NRA would once again have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.

We need to let the NRA know that this time is different. We are not going away. We won’t forget Sandy Hook, or Aurora, or Columbine, or Virginia Tech, or Tucson, or the 100,000 Americans who are either killed or wounded by guns each year.

You can 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

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, The Argus-Press, Arizona Daily Star, Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Concord (N.H.) Monitor, Florida Times-Union, KCBS-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KTVB-TV Boise, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mlive.com, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Salt Lake Tribune, Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, WTHR-TV Indianapolis

July 30, 2013 edition
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July 29, 2013 edition
No report filed

July 28, 2013 edition

Sedro-Woolley, Wash. -- A 4-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself. The gun belonged to his mother’s boyfriend, a convicted felon.

Belleville, Ill. -- An 11-year-old boy died at a home after he was accidentally shot in the head by a 6-year-old boy. Police said there was a family gathering at the time of the shooting with adults on the first floor and several children, including the victim and the 6-year-old, in an upstairs bedroom. The weapon was unlocked inside the home.

Harvard, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man shot and killed his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, the mother of his 9-month-old daughter, and then used the gun to kill himself.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 16-year-old accidentally shot himself to death when he and his friends were playing with a gun they found in a wooded area near an apartment complex.

Waggaman, La. -- A 20-year-old man was accidentally shot and killed by a 16-year-old friend. The victim was a college freshman and a member of the school’s football team. The gun belonged to the victim’s mother. The teen found it in her car which was parked in the driveway of her home.

Bloomington, Ind. -- A 42-year-old man shot and killed his 48-year-old wife in the bedroom of their home before using the weapon to kill himself. The woman leaves an 11-year-old daughter from an earlier marriage.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man in his 20s was shot and killed and another man in his 20s was shot and wounded when someone walked up to their parked car and opened fire as they waited for someone in the parking lot of a market. The wounded man has injuries considered non life-threatening.

Albany, N.Y. -- A 9-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand after he found a gun in a potted plant in the backyard of his home.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg by his 16-year-old brother. Police said the victim was expected to be okay.

Oakdale, Minn. -- A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister in the chest. Police said they expect the girl to recover. The boy’s father, grandfather, and three other children were at home at the time.

Dearborn Heights, Mich. -- A 32-year-old man was on life support after he was accidentally shot in the head by his roommate while teaching her how to defend herself with a gun in case someone broke into the home.

Brownsville, Tex. -- A 27-year-old woman was shot in the eye by her 55-year-old father as she crawled through a window of his apartment to pick up some of her belongings and he mistook her for an intruder. She was listed in stable condition.

Bourbon County, Ky. -- A 60-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the chest. The incident began when he spotted some wild dogs near his horses and that prompted him to grab a pistol and start running across a field towards the dogs, but he slipped in mud and the gun discharged. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Warren, Mich. -- A 62-year-old man, a city electrical inspector, accidentally shot himself with his handgun while in the restroom at City Hall. Police said it appeared the victim took the weapon out of a holster and it discharged as he was putting it back. The bullet went into his hip and struck his femur, splitting it into two pieces. No word on his condition.

Wichita, Kan. -- A man sitting in a company vehicle on his work-break accidentally shot himself in the finger and thigh. No word on his condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 57-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand with a handgun at a home. No word on his condition.

Detroit, Mich. -- A man was shot and wounded at an apartment. He was reported to be in critical condition.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, The Detroit News, KAKE-TV Wichita, KING-TV Seattle, KGBT-TV Harlingen (Tex.), KLRT-TV Little Rock, KRQE-TV Albuquerque, KSDK-TV St. Louis, WAGA-TV Atlanta, WDIV-TV Detroit, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WKYT-TV Lexington, WWJ-TV Detroit, WXXA-TV Albany (N.Y.)

Addendum for July 28, 2013

Want to do something to 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

July 22, 2013 -- July 27, 2013
No report filed

July 21, 2013 edition

Hermanville, Miss. --A 9-year-old boy died after he was accidentally shot by another child while visiting his grandparents on Thursday. The boy’s parents were sitting at the kitchen table and the boy was in his grandparents’ bedroom with two other children, ages 13 and 10. One of the other children was holding the gun when it went off. The gun, which did not have a lock on it and was sitting out in the open in the bedroom, belonged to the grandparents.

Flint, Mich. -- A 9-year-old boy, his 23-year-old uncle, and a 25-year-old man were found fatally shot inside an apartment building about 8 a.m. Monday. Police are calling it a triple homicide.

Oakland, Calif. -- An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed and a 7-year-old girl along with her grandmother and 4-year-old brother were shot and wounded when someone fired bullets through the front door of an apartment about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. The 7-year-old was struck in the shoulder; the 4-year-old was grazed in the stomach. No word on the condition of the grandmother.

Riviera Beach, Fla. -- Police making a welfare check about 11 p.m. Tuesday discovered that a 72-year-old man had shot and killed his 64-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself. A suicide note was found.

Pearland, Tex. -- On Friday, when a man in his late 60s and his wife in her late 30s argued in their front yard, the man shot her with a handgun and then used the weapon to kill himself.

Flint, Mich. -- A man in his late 50s shot and wounded a woman before using the gun to kill himself yesterday morning.

Flint, Mich. -- Police responding to reports of gunfire found someone fatally shot on a street about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Deming, N.M. -- A 64-year-old man shot and killed his 62-year-old wife before using the weapon to kill himself about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The couple had been married for 43 years.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- An intoxicated 38-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself while at a party at a friend’s house early Monday morning. The incident began when the host decided to show off his gun and guests started passing it around. When the weapon reached the victim, the host tried to take it away from him and, during the struggle, the gun fired.

Boston, Mass. -- One man was shot and killed and another man was shot and wounded about 1:40 a.m. today. The wounded man had injuries considered non life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was fatally shot to death about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot at a gas station about 11:30 p.m. yesterday after someone fired at least six shots at him .

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot and killed and three people -- a 40-year-old man, a 22-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman -- were shot and wounded after someone opened fire at a birthday party in a housing complex about 1:50 a.m. today. Both wounded victims were listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and another man, either 23- or 24-years-old, was shot and wounded in the leg about 4 a.m. today. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and killed about 6:15 p.m. Friday. He had been struck several times in the chest.

Urbana, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man carrying a loaded handgun accidental shot himself in the leg about 1 p.m. Friday. Police responding to reports of a shooting found him lying on the ground in the common area of an apartment complex. No word on his condition.

Minnehaha, Wash. -- A 61-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand while loading his pistol early Monday morning.

Tifton, Ga. -- About 1:45 a.m. Friday, a 30-year-old man staying at the home of a friend’s girlfriend accidentally shot the friend when he mistook him as an intruder and fired through a door, striking the man in the chest as he turned the knob to open the door after returning home late at night. The shooter was at the home to protect the woman from some suspicious activity that had occurred in the area. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Jackson Township, Ohio -- A 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the thigh about 6 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm while sitting on the steps of an apartment complex about 11 a.m. yesterday after two people in front of the complex began shooting at each other and he got caught in the crossfire. No word on the boy’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 6-year-old girl riding a scooter was shot in the chest and her 52-year-old aunt was shot in the thigh after they became caught in a crossfire when a young man shot at two other young men on a street and the two returned fire about 8 p.m. Friday. The child was listed in serious condition; her aunt was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old girl was shot in the foot about 8 p.m. Friday. No word on her condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg about 10:15 p.m. Friday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Three men, ages 36, 24, and 22, were shot in the leg and wounded about 6:20 p.m. yesterday. All three were listed in good condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A woman in her 20s was found shot and wounded and another woman in her 20s was found with unspecified injuries at a motel about 7:20 a.m. Friday. The wounded woman’s injuries were considered life-threatening.

Oxnard, Calif. -- A 24-year-old man was found by police lying in the street with a gunshot wound about 1 p.m. Tuesday. He was in serious condition.

Des Moines, Iowa -- A 33-year-old man was shot and wounded while walking to a convenience store about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck several times. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 21-year-old man who was a passenger in a vehicle was shot and wounded about 2 a.m. yesterday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and wounded about 2:50 a.m. yesterday. He was with several friends when a 31-year-old man rode up on a bicycle and opened fire after calling the victim and his friends derogatory names. The victim and his friends then chased and caught the suspect and, during the fight that ensued, the victim was shot. The shooter was in custody. No word on the victim’s condition.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A gunman opened fire in a park about 2:15 p.m. yesterday striking a 45-year-old man in the abdomen, his 37-year-old wife in the leg, his 22-year-old son in the leg, a 62-year-old man in the leg, and a 52-year-old woman in the stomach. The shooter, accompanied by three other men and two women, fired multiple times at the 45-year-old man at a ball field. The shooter was said to be angry because the man reported him to police on Friday for allegedly harassing the man’s 18-year-old daughter at a fast-food restaurant where she worked. The 62-year-old and 52-year-old victims were bystanders.

Salem, Ore. -- Two 18-year-old men in a car -- a driver and passenger -- were shot and wounded when someone opened fire on them from another car about 6:40 p.m. yesterday. The victims’ injuries were considered non life-threatening. Apparently there was an altercation between the two men and the occupants of the other car before the shooting occurred.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand and a 31-year-old man was shot in the knee at a recreation center about 10:15 a.m. today. The two victims were reported in stable condition.

Salt Lake City, Utah -- A man in his early 20s was struck is his calf outside a nightclub about 1:30 a.m. today after a man told to leave the club earlier in the evening came back with a gun and fired four or five random shots.

Everett, Wash. -- A 56-year-woman was shot and wounded while lying on her couch early Saturday after multiple bullets struck her home. She was hit three times. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Brevard County, Fla. -- Two men were shot and wounded on a street about 12:30 p.m. today.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian, The Flint Journal, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCCI-TV Des Moines, KTRK-TV Houston, Laist.com , Las Cruces Sun-News, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, The Palm Beach Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salt Lake Tribune, Seattle Times, The Tifton (Ga.) Gazette, WAPT-TV Jackson, The (Urbana, Ill.) News-Gazette, WDTN-TV Dayton, WFTV-TV Orlando

July 20, 2013 edition
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July 19, 2013 edition
No report filed

July 18, 2013 edition
No report filed

July 17, 2013 edition

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man and his wife, both 84, are dead after the man shot and killed his wife at a city park and then used the gun to kill himself. Both had been suffering from health problems. Police found their bodies about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Lexington, S.C. -- On Sunday, a 23-year-old man stabbed his 60-year-old uncle in the back several times, killing him, then he shot his father in the shoulder and an uncle in the finger as they struggled to get his gun away. The 23-year-old then used the gun to kill himself.

Oceanside, N.Y. -- A 73-year-old man shot and killed his 63-year-old wife before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide at their condominium Monday.

Miami, Fla. -- A man has died after he was shot and robbed of a watch, cash, and jewelry as he was supervising home-improvement work at a relative’s house about 3 p.m. yesterday.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man was shot and killed about 9:35 p.m. Monday when gunfire rang out after an argument over someone leaning on a car.

Fort Huachuca, Ariz. -- A 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach Saturday night. The child is a family member of a soldier assigned to the post. The boy was listed in critical but stable condition. No other information was available.

Drexel Heights, Ariz. -- On Sunday, a 2-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the leg at her home by her visiting 23-year-old uncle when he accidentally discharged his weapon while in the carport and the bullet went through a wall and struck the child in the living room. The girl’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Pine Bluff, Ark. -- A man was shot nine times and found lying on the ground about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. He was listed in critical condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Two men were shot, a woman was stabbed, and another man suffered broken ribs when a fight between two men snowballed into a larger brawl that led to gunfire on Tuesday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the arm about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man standing on a porch was shot in the shoulder by one of several males who approached him about 8:40 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 37-year-old man who was with a group of people was shot in the leg about 11:30 p.m. after someone opened fire on the gathering. The victim’s condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two 24-year-old men were shot about 3 a.m. today. One of the victims was struck in his back; the other in his torso. Both were listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two 26-year-old men who were on a porch about 3:30 a.m. today were shot when someone approached on foot and opened fire. One of the victims suffered several gunshot wounds to the leg. The other victim was grazed in the head. Both men were reported as stabilized.

Nashville, Tenn. -- When shots were fired between two cars, one of them crashed sending four men -- including the 18-year-old driver -- to the hospital. The second car drove away from the scene. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- When two men got into a gun battle in an apartment building, one of the men was shot seven times and the other man was struck once. Both men were expected to survive.

Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, KPHO-TV Phoenix, Long Island Newsday, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WSB-TV Atlanta, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville, The (Columbia, S.C.) State,

Addendum for July 17, 2013

Yesterday, via email, I received a newsletter from the National Rifle Association (NRA) called the “NRA ARMED CITIZEN -- True stories of your right to self-defense in action.” The newsletter reported 19 incidents of individuals successfully using guns either at home or their place of business to thwart intruders or burglars. The first of the incidents was dated June 3, 2013; the last one was dated July 9, 2013 -- a period of 36 days.

However, the NRA ARMED CITIZEN didn’t mention that during the same 36-day period, based on average numbers, 3,024 Americans were killed by a gun, and another 6,948 were wounded by one. So for each “good” use of a gun during those 36 days, there were 524 “bad” uses of a gun. Granted, the NRA might not have reported or been aware all the “true stories of self-defense in action” that occurred during that 36-day period, but I doubt they missed 505 of them in order for the “good” numbers to at least equal the “bad” ones.

The newsletter also failed to mention that if there is a gun in a home, it is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure a member of the gun-owner’s family (due to domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting) than to be used in self-defense.

I don’t know anyone who would go out shopping for their family and buy a product that was 524 times as likely to hurt rather than help the general population. Or 22 times more likely to hurt rather than help a family member.

Yet, when it comes to those little hand-held killing machines we call guns, too many Americans are willing to suspend rational thinking. That’s good for the NRA and other such gun-rights groups and their lobbyists. And it’s good for the gun and ammo manufactures and their well-paid executives. But it’s not so good for the 100,000 or so Americans either killed or wounded by guns every single year.

Want to help reduce this 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

July 16, 2013 edition
No report filed

July 15, 2013 edition
No report filed

July 14, 2013 edition

Edina, Mo. -- A 15-year-old boy is dead after he was accidentally shot in the back of the head while hanging out at a home with another boy Wednesday morning.

Frostburg, Md. -- A 35-year-old man is dead after he was accidentally shot while at a storage-shed facility about 6:50 p.m. Saturday

Lafayette County, Ark. -- A man and his wife are dead and police believe he shot and killed the woman before using the gun to kill himself on Thursday. The couple were in the process of getting divorce and the woman had filed a protective order against her husband.

West Monroe, La. -- A 66-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife were found fatally shot about 3 p.m. Thursday in what police are calling a possible murder-suicide. A note was found at the scene.

Cowan, Ind. -- A 53-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were found shot dead at a home about 6:30 p.m. yesterday after an apparent murder-suicide. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Worcester, Mass. -- A 71-year-old woman and her 70-year-old husband were found fatally shot inside their townhouse about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in what police are calling a possible murder-suicide.

Visalia, Calif. -- Police say a 25-year-old man apparently shot and killed his 19-year-old former girlfriend in the parking lot of a motel about 10:30 p.m. Friday before driving to the other side of the building and using the gun to kill himself.

Ostrander, Ohio -- A 58-year-old man shot and killed his 51-year-old estranged wife before using the gun to kill himself on Friday.

Northport, Ala. -- An argument over a fence between their properties turned deadly when two neighbors, a 33-year-old man and a 71-year-old man, drew handguns and exchanged fire about 11:30 a.m. Friday. The older man was stuck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Middleborough, Mass. -- A 65-year-old woman died after she was found at her home Thursday with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. A 52-year-old man who lived with the woman was shot and wounded by police in the driveway of the home when he allegedly pointed a firearm at officers who came to assist the woman.

Jackson, Miss. -- When a homeowner heard someone breaking into his vehicle about 6 a.m. Friday, he went outside and fired five shots, killing the suspected burglar, a 20-year-old man.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 29-year-old woman is dead after a man known to her entered a metal fabrication business and shot her several times in the back about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

Denver, Colo. -- A man was shot and killed on a street about 2 a.m. yesterday when a melee broke out involving numerous people just as nearby bars and nightclubs were closing. The victim was an airman stationed at a local air force base.

Hartford, Conn. -- A man was shot and killed on a street about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Conroe, Tex. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and killed while with a group of people hanging out at a house when they got into a heated verbal altercation with two people in a passing vehicle and shots were exchanged about 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Leavenworth, Kan. -- A 31-year-old man was fatally shot while driving about 3 a.m. yesterday.

Minneapolis, Minn. --  A man was fatally shot after he got into an argument with someone he knew early today. The suspect fled the scene.

Minneapolis, Minn. --  One woman was shot and killed and another woman shot and wounded about 2 a.m. Saturday after shots were fired from a vehicle that pulled alongside the victims’ car. The wounded woman’s injuries were considered life-threatening but she was expected to survive.

Tulsa, Okla. -- A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot at an apartment complex about 2 a.m. today.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed while in a playground about 11:30 a.m. Saturday after he had a loud argument with someone.

Tuscaloosa, Ala. -- A 4-year-old girl was shot while sleeping on a chair at a home about 10 p.m. Friday. Nine shots were fired at the house from outside and police believe the gunfire was targeted at someone else who lives at the residence. The child was listed in stable but critical condition. Her grandmother said that she has a bullet lodged in her skull and another in her arm. She is breathing with the help of a ventilator and was scheduled to undergo surgery yesterday to remove the bullet from her arm.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 2-year-old girl was shot in the leg early Saturday afternoon at a home. Her injuries were reported as non-life-threatening. No further information was available.

Muskogee, Okla. -- A 5-year-old boy was shot in the back as he sat in the back seat of a car outside an apartment complex about 11:50 p.m. Saturday. He was listed as stabilized in an intensive care unit at a local hospital.

Midland, Tex. -- A 17-year-old male accidentally shot someone he knew while showing off a handgun about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. No word on the condition of the victim.

Anchorage, Alaska -- A woman sleeping with her 37-year-old husband and 1-year-old daughter was shot through the knee about 4 a.m. yesterday when a bullet came through the wall of their second-floor apartment after there was a dispute between three young men outside on the street and shots were fired. Police later found 11 shell casings on the street. The victim was treated at a local hospital and released.

Jefferson County, Colo. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range on Friday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Worcester, Mass. -- Someone was shot about 5:30 p.m. Friday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 33-year-old man was shot several times about 9 p.m. last night after he got into an argument with another man. No word on the condition of the victim.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 72-year-old woman sitting on her porch was shot in the arm about 8:30 p.m. Police said she was not the target. No word on her condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 38-year-old man was shot in the leg about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized. Police apprehended the shooter after he caused a fatal car crash.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two boys, ages 14 and 15, suffered gunshot wounds to their legs about 11:55 p.m. yesterday. Both victims were listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder about 3 a.m. today. Police said she might have inadvertently gotten caught in a crossfire when two people exchanged gunfire. No word on her condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 60-year-old woman was shot in the chin about 4:50 a.m. today. Police don’t think she was the target but that she might have inadvertently gotten into the crossfire between two shooters. Her condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 33-year-old man was shot in the leg about 5:20 a.m. today. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- Someone walked up to a 17-year-old boy and shot him in the upper arm about 5:35 a.m. today. He was listed in good condition.

Oxnard, Calif. -- A 24-year-old man was found lying on a street with a gunshot wound about 11 p.m. Tuesday. He was listed in serious condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 20-year-old man was shot and wounded about 11 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were considered life-threatening.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded while riding in a car with two other occupants on an interstate highway when someone in another car opened fire on them about 8:20 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Escondido, Calif. -- A 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound showed up at a hospital about 9:45 p.m. last night. No word on his condition.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man was shot several times and wounded after getting into an argument with another man about 3 a.m. today. A suspect has been arrested. Both the victim and the suspect are about 19 or 20 years old. The victim’s injuries were considered life-threatening.

Jackson, Miss. -- Two acquaintances got into a verbal dispute after they happened to meet in the parking lot of a big-box home-center and when one of the men drove away, the other man followed and fired shots at the first man’s vehicle while on an interstate highway. No one was hit. Police found four rifles, a handgun and drug paraphernalia in the shooter’s car.

Today’s sources: Anchorage Daily News, Arizona Daily Star, Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch, Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Denver Post, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KSLA-TV Shreveport, Midland (Tex.) Reporter-Telegram, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The (Monroe, La.) News-Star, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seattle Times, The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press, Tuscaloosa News, Visalia (Calif.) Times-Delta, Worcester Telegram &Gazette, San Diego Union Tribune

July 13, 2013 edition
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July 12, 2013 edition
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July 11, 2013 edition
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July 10, 2013 edition

Midlothian, Va. -- A 7-year-old boy has died after he was struck in the top of his head by a falling stray bullet as he walked with his father in the parking lot of a lakeside restaurant to watch fireworks about 9 p.m. Thursday. Police believe someone in the area celebrating Independence Day fired a gun into air and the bullet stuck the boy as it fell to earth.

Chesterfield, Va. -- Police responding to a call of shots-fired about 10 p.m. Saturday found a 64-year-old woman fatally shot outside a home and her 43-year-old son dead inside the residence from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

East Rockhill, Penn. -- A man in his late 70s and his disabled daughter believed to be in her 60s were found fatally shot at their home by a caregiver about 9 p.m. Saturday. Police are calling the incident a murder-suicide.

Hawkinsville, Ga. -- A 67-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were found fatally shot in the head inside a home on Friday afternoon. Police believe the man shot the woman and then used the gun to kill himself.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot about 3:20 p.m. Monday as he sat in a car at a gas station and someone in another vehicle pulled up and shot him.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy playing a ballgame at a playground was fatally shot in the chest about 5:10 p.m. Monday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old woman was shot and killed about 5:20 p.m. Monday. She had been struck multiple times. Her boyfriend has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Hartford, Conn. -- Someone was found fatally shot behind a school this morning.  

Independence, Mo. -- The male driver of a van that struck a utility pole and then two houses was found in the vehicle suffering from fatal gunshot wounds about 6:40 p.m. yesterday.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A 20-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a home about 2:45 a.m. yesterday.

Las Vegas, Nev.-- A man was shot and killed and a woman was shot and wounded about 10:30 a.m. yesterday. A 45-year-old man was later arrested on chargers of suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, and burglary with a deadly weapon. The woman’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Adams County, Wash. -- Two men, ages 39 and 29, were found dead in an orchard about 3 a.m. today from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed as she sat outside her apartment and became caught in an exchange of gunfire between several adult males in the area. The woman was a young mother and her children might have witnessed the shooting.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 37-year-old man was shot to death as he walked on a sidewalk about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

Okmulgee, Okla. -- A 3-year-old girl was struck in the shoulder by a stray bullet as she watched a fireworks show on Thursday evening. Police believe the bullet was most likely fired into the air by someone celebrating Independence Day and the shooter might have been some distance from where the child was standing.

San Antonio, Tex. -- A woman was accidentally shot in the chest by her boyfriend about 2 a.m. Monday. Police said the woman was trying to stop him from shooting his ex-girlfriend. He was expected to be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was in critical condition.

State College, Penn. -- A 45-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand after his gun fell out of its holster and he tried to pick it up while jockeying several packages in his arms at the parking lot of a big-box discount department store. The man had a valid firearm carry permit. No one else was injured.

Jacksonville, Fla. --  A woman was shot about 1:45 a.m. today as she fled her bedroom when a man tried to break into the room through a first-floor window. The intruder fired four rounds and one of them struck her in the leg. He then fled the scene, never making it inside.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man was shot twice in the leg about 11:25 p.m. Monday. He was listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 35-year-old man was shot multiple times by a gunman on foot about 11:27 p.m. Monday.. He was reported to be critically injured.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot about 11:30 p.m. Monday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the groin about 5:35 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the foot while on a street about 11:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 42-year-old man was shot in the stomach and a 32-year-old woman was shot in the neck as they stood with a group of people and someone opened fire on the gathering about 12:50 a.m. today. The man was listed in serious condition and the woman was in critical condition.

Santa Cruz, Calif. -- A 36-year-old man was shot during a robbery by a masked man on Monday as he walked through a park with two business associates.

Camden, N.J. -- Two men, ages 28 and 20, were shot and wounded while sitting on a porch about 1:30 a.m. yesterday. No word on their conditions.

Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KENS-TV San Antonio, Las Vegas Sun, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, UPI, WMAZ-TV Macon, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTVR-TV Richmond, The Bradford (Penn.) Era,

Addendum for July 10, 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/

July 9, 2013 edition
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July 8, 2013 edition
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July 7, 2013 edition

Chicago, Ill. -- At least 67 people have been shot since Wednesday afternoon; 11 of them fatally.

Jarvisville, W.Va. -- An 11-year-old boy was shot in the chest and killed while sleeping in his bed about 11:30 p.m. last Sunday when his 57-year-old grandmother who lived next door about 200 yards away heard noises outside and thought there might be intruders in the area tampering with property. She went outside and fired a handgun several times into the darkness in order to scare away any intruders. One of the shots struck the boy.

Cragsmoor, N.Y. -- A 61-year-old woman killed her husband with two gunshots to the head and then took her own life by overdosing on prescription medication. Police found the two bodies in the bedroom of their home about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after they were asked to check on the couple by family members.

Houston, Tex. -- About 3 a.m. Thursday, when a woman left her house after telling her boyfriend that she wanted to end their relationship, he followed her outside and shot her in the head before using the gun to kill himself in the middle of the street. The woman was listed in stable condition.

East Ridge, Tenn. -- On Tuesday night, police found a man and wife dead inside their home from gunshot wounds. The woman suffered from a single gunshot wound to the head. Her husband, who also had a single gunshot wound to the head, was holding a small handgun that was missing two cartridges.

Grand Prairie, Tex. -- Minutes after police received a call for help from a 61-year-old woman Monday evening, they arrived to find the woman and her 62-year-old boyfriend fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Cocoa, Fla. -- An 89-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife were found fatally shot inside their home Thursday night after they did not show up for a dinner engagement. Based on a preliminary investigation, police believe the deaths were a murder-suicide. The two were married for fifty years.

Atlanta, Ga. -- Someone showed up in a car at a police checkpoint station with a gunshot victim in the back seat around 2 a.m. Friday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Atlanta, Ga. -- Police found a man in his 20s fatally shot at a home about 2 a.m. Friday.

Dekalb County, Ga. -- One person was shot and killed and one person was shot and wounded as they sat in a car and two men approached and started firing. No word on the wounded victim’s condition.

Pleasant Grove, Tex. -- A 19-year-old man died Wednesday about 3:30 p.m. after he was shot while trying to rob someone in an alley.

Macon, Ga. -- A 17-year male was shot and killed and three men -- ages 30, 25, and 21 -- were shot and wounded at a parking garage near a nightclub about 3:30 a.m. yesterday. A witness who heard about 20 gunshots said the incident was connected to a fight that took place inside the club. Two of the wounded men were in critical condition.

Ocala, Fla. -- A 40-year-old man was found shot and killed on the side of a road about 9:30 p.m. Friday night. Witnesses said he was involved in a dispute with three men before shots were fired. The victim was the father of five children, ages 4 to 22.

Mitchell, S.D. -- A 34-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the midsection after he fell asleep while sitting in a chair on his back porch with a loaded handgun about 2 a.m. Thursday. The man unintentionally pulled the trigger when startled awake after a family member turned on the porch light and opened a nearby door. The victim suffered only minor injuries.

Fairfield, Utah -- A 33-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg on Tuesday during firearm training. He was putting his gun back in its holster when it discharged. The bullet hit above his knee and exited above his ankle. No word on his condition.

Richford, Vt. -- Police believe a 34-year-old man found fatally shot in his apartment early Monday morning might have accidentally shot himself.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old man was shot and killed about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Houston, Tex. -- A 20-year-old man was shot to death at a townhouse early today. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots shortly after midnight.

Houston, Tex. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and killed and a woman shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 10 p.m. yesterday. Police are searching for two males seen running from the complex after the shooting. No word on the woman’s condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. --A 36-year-old man was found fatally shot about 1:40 a.m. today.

Penn Hills, Penn. -- A 34-year-old man was found fatally shot about 3:40 a.m. today.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was shot and wounded at a home about 3 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- A 26-year-old man was found in his apartment fatally shot in the chest about 2:50 a.m. Thursday. Police have ruled it a homicide.

Pontiac, Mich. --  About 11 p.m. Thursday, as hundreds of people watched the employees of a party-store shoot off fireworks, a fight broke out and a man began firing into the crowd killing a 33-year-old man and wounding six others. The wounded included the victim’s children, ages 12 and 6, and also two woman, both 22, and two men, ages 28 and 23. Police arrested a suspect on Friday. No word on the conditions of the wounded.

Harris County, Tex. -- A 49-year-old man and his 21-year-old son were shot to death when three robbers -- two men and a woman -- attacked them in their garage when they arrived home about 1 a.m. yesterday. According to the wife of one of the slain men, the attackers forced the father and son inside the home where they took valuables before shooting them.

Inkster, Mich. -- In what police said was a drive-by shooting, a man in his 20s was shot in the chest and killed and another man was shot and wounded during a neighborhood fireworks show Thursday night. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Shannon Hills, Ark. -- A man in his 40’s was found fatally shot about 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

Providence, R.I. -- A 20-year-old man was shot and killed and a 23-year-old man was shot and wounded just after midnight Friday when gunfire erupted following a party. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Gallatin, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in a driveway Saturday morning. He had been struck multiple times.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 31-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying on the ground with several gunshot wounds about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

Gresham, Ore. -- A 33-year-old man was shot and killed and a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg and wounded Friday evening. The wounded victim was expected to recover.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 25-year-old nightclub security-guard was shot in the leg and wounded outside a club about 3 a.m. Saturday. No word on his condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were shot and wounded inside a home about 4:45 a.m. Saturday when someone opened fire from outside the house. The victim’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Clay County, Fla. --One person was shot at a residence early today. No other information was available.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A man was found in a car with a gunshot wound to his arm about 11 p.m. yesterday. He was struck while driving. No word on his condition.

North Charleston, S.C. -- A woman was shot and wounded in the leg early yesterday morning when she an some friends were walking home from a nightclub and someone in a passing car opened fire on them.

Inkster, Mich. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the head while sitting in his car about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when someone walked up and opened fire. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Macon, Ga. -- A 29-year-old woman was struck in the chest by a stray bullet as she sat on the porch of her home Thursday. The woman heard fireworks and loud popping just before she was hit.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- A 26-year-old woman was struck in the thigh by a stray bullet as she sat holding her 1-year-old nephew watching fireworks outside her brother’s home Thursday. Police believe the bullet was discharged unlawfully into the air by someone celebrating Independence Day. Her injury was not life-threatening.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Boston Globe, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chicago Tribune, The Daily (Kingston, N.Y.) Freeman, Detroit Free Press, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Houston Chronicle, KHOU-TV Houston, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oregonian, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Salt Lake Tribune, WCAX-TV Burlington, WCIV-TV Charleston, WMC-TV Memphis, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSVN-TV Miami, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for July 7, 2013

If today is an average day, some 277 Americans with be shot by a gun. And 84 of those who are shot will die.

The story will repeat itself tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and on and on and on.

Help stop this slaughter. Please 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

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM PDT.

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

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