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January 4, 2014 edition

Fontana, Calif. --  Police discovered four bodies with gunshot wounds -- a man between 30 and 35-years-old, a woman between 30 and 35-years-old, a 12-year-old girl, and a 10-year-old boy -- and they a calling it a murder-suicide. The woman and the children suffered multiple gunshot wounds; the man had a single gunshot wound to his head.

Tolleson, Ariz. -- A 45-year-old man shot and killed his two daughters, ages 8 and 6, before using the gun to kill himself on Tuesday night.

Lee County, Ala. -- A 10 year old boy was accidentally shot and killed inside a home about 7 p.m. Monday when he and two other juveniles were handling a gun and it inadvertently discharged.

Houston, Tex. -- A woman shot and killed her 43-year-old husband at an apartment on Tuesday before driving to a family member’s residence where she confessed to the crime and then used the gun to kill herself.

Knox County, Tenn. -- After neighbors heard gunshots and called 911 about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, police arrived to find a man and his wife dead from gunshot wounds and they are calling it a murder-suicide. Two of the bullets struck a neighbor’s living room window.

Silver Valley, N.C. -- A 71-year-old man shot and wounded his 70-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police reported there had been domestic strife between the couple. The woman’s injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

Pinellas Park, Fla. -- A 29-year-old man shot and killed his mother’s 48-year-old fiancee in a motel room and then used the gun to fatally shoot himself. His mother told police her son had a history of mental delusions.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 58-year-old man shot himself in the head at a gun range about 12:15 p.m. yesterday and police are calling it a suicide.

Camden, N.J. -- A man with a gunshot wound to his head was found on a street and pronounced dead at the scene about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Newport News, Va. -- A 6-year-old was struck in the foot by a stray bullet about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday. The child’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Florence County, S.C. -- An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his father while they were deer hunting around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The boy’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening

Merritt Island, Fla. -- A 14-year-old girl accidentally shot herself with a handgun while at a gun range with her father about 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Her injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Monroe, La. -- A 17-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the chest when he and a teenage relative were fooling with a rifle at the relative’s home about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. The victim was listed in critical but stable condition.

Cheyenne, Wyo. -- On Tuesday afternoon, a 22-year-old woman shopping at a big-box home-improvement store was accidentally shot in the arm when a handgun belonging to another shopper -- a 58-year-old woman -- fell from its holster causing the weapon to discharge. No word on whether or not charges were filed. The victim’s condition was not reported.

Dallas, Tex. -- A 31-year-old off-duty game warden was shot in the chest while bow-hunting Sunday afternoon. Police think he was accidentally shot by another hunter in the area. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. --  A 46-year-old man celebrating New Year’s Eve with his family at an apartment accidentally shot himself in the chest while playing with a gun. He was reported in serious condition and fighting for his life.

Glendale, Calif. -- A 48-year-old man accidentally shot his 43-year-old wife in her shoulder about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday as she stood in the kitchen of their home and he sat on a couch preparing to clear the barrel of a handgun. She was listed in stable condition.

Harrison Township, Mich. -- A 50-year-old woman was shot in the stomach in her home about 8:30 p.m. Monday when her 60-year-old husband was cleaning his handgun at the kitchen table and it accidentally discharged. No word on her condition.

Highland Park, Calif. -- A man was accidentally struck by a bullet around midnight Tuesday and police say it was related to celebratory New Year’s gunfire. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Today’s sources: Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, The (Lexington, N.C.) Dispatch, KGWN-TV Cheyenne, KHOU-TV Houston, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Los Angeles Times, The (Monroe, La.) News Star, Orlando Sentinel, South Jersey Times, The Southern Illinoisan, The Virginian Pilot, WATE-TV Knoxville, WBIR-TV Knoxville, WESH-TV Orlando, WFTS-TV Tampa, WMBF-TV Myrtle Beach S.C., WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Addendum for January 4, 2014

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

December 22, 2013 edition

Sahuarita, Ariz. -- A 3-year-old boy died on Friday after he shot himself in the face. His parents said the gun was inadvertently misplaced for a short while and found by the child.

Littleton, Colo. -- A 17-year-old girl, a high-school student, died Saturday from injuries she suffered when shot by an 18-year-old male armed with a shotgun at her school on December 13. The shooter used the gun to kill himself moments later.

Oskaloosa, Iowa -- A 73-year-old man died after accidentally shooting himself in the abdomen while unloading a handgun at a shooting range about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bellwood, Ill. -- A 50-year-old off-duty sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot while trying to break up an armed robbery outside a VFW hall where a family Christmas party was being held Friday night.

Ames, Iowa -- A 38-year-old man is dead from a gunshot wound to his head after an accidental shooting at a home about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Rutledge, Tenn. -- A woman and her 10-year-old grandson were found shot to death in the yard of an abandoned home about 6:15 a.m. Saturday and police are calling it a murder-suicide.

Memphis, Tenn. -- About 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 34-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were found fatally shot in an apartment and a 51-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound on a walkway outside the apartment. Police are calling the shooting a murder-suicide. A 6-month-old baby who appeared to be unharmed was lying next to the dead man. Two other children, ages 4 and 3, were also in the apartment. Police do not yet know who did the shooting. The injured woman was in critical condition.

Northport, Ala. -- A 64-year-old woman shot her 43-year-old stepson several times, killing him, before using the gun to kill herself about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Cobb County, Ga. -- A 43-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were found shot to death in a house Wednesday night and police believe it was a murder-suicide.

Cobb County, Ga. -- A 54-year-old woman set fire to her house before using a gun to shoot and kill herself shortly after noon on Friday.

Henderson, N.C. -- A 31-year-old man shot and killed a 28-year-old woman inside a gas-station convenience store before using the gun to kill himself about 8 p.m. Thursday. The store manager said the pair had been arguing outside the store and that the shooting occurred after the woman went inside the store to seek refuge.

Central City, Penn. -- A 57-year-old man shot and killed his 59-year-old wife at their home before using the gun to kill himself. The woman was shot twice in the chest. Police doing a welfare check found the bodies Monday.

Tampa, Fla. -- A man was found fatally shot and lying on the ground outside an apartment building about 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

Madison, Mo. -- A 50-year-old woman missing since Nov. 28 was found dead in the trunk of a car with a gunshot wound to her head.

Harris County, Tex. -- Two men were shot and killed at an apartment complex about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jefferson County, Ala. -- A man was fatally shot and two people were treated for stab wounds after a large fight broke out during a birthday party about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 38-year-old is dead after she was shot and pushed from a car about 3 a.m. yesterday.

Titusville, Fla. -- A 20-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in a front yard about 6 p.m. Friday.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the hand while riding in a city bus about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. No one else was struck by the flying bullet. The man fled the bus when it stopped.

Bradenton, Fla. -- A man was accidentally shot in the torso by someone showing off a handgun about 11 p.m. Friday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Frisco, Tex. -- An employee at a newly opened gun club accidentally shot himself in the hand on December 14. No one else was struck by the flying bullet. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head and wounded while walking with friends about 7:30 p.m. Thursday after a car pulled up and someone inside the vehicle opened fire. The boy was listed in stable condition.

Gloucester Township, N.J. -- An off-duty police officer was wounded while unloading a personally-owned handgun and the weapon accidentally discharged at a home about 3 a.m. last Sunday. No one else was injured by the flying bullet. The victim suffered a minor injury to his hand.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Two men, ages 25 and 20, were wounded about 10 a.m. Saturday while waiting in line to buy shoes when they got into an argument after one of the men accused the other of cutting into the line and that led to the two men pulling guns and shooting at each other. No one else was struck by the flying bullets. Police arrested both of them after they were treated and released from a local hospital.

Benton, Ark. -- Two men broke into an apartment and robbed a man before shooting him multiple times Friday night. No word on the victim’s condition.

Macon, Ga. -- A teenage male was shot in the shoulder near a park around 3 p.m. Thursday. He was treated at a local hospital.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham News, Bradenton (Fla.) Herald, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Des Moines Register, Houston Chronicle, Knoxville News Sentinel, KYW-TV Philadelphia, Milwaukee Journal, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, The Ottumwa (Iowa), Courier, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, UPI, WFTV-TV Orlando, WMAZ-TV Macon, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for December 22, 2013

Every year in the U.S.A., on average: *

    -- Over 18,000 people kill themselves with a gun (51 each day)

    -- Almost 12,000 people are murdered by a gun (32 each day)

    -- Almost 600 people are accidentally shot and killed by a gun (1 each day)

    -- Over 51,000 people are shot and wounded in an attack involving a gun (140 each day)

    -- Over 16,000 people are accidentally shot and wounded by a gun (43 each day)

    -- Almost 4,000 people are wounded attempting to kill themselves with a gun (10 each day).

Total killed by guns each year: Over 30,000 (84 each day)

Total wounded by guns each year: Over 70,000 (193 each day)

Total number of Americans either killed or wounded by guns each year: Over 100,000 (277 each day)

* Brady Campaign (gun deaths from police intervention not included here)

Please help do something about this national disgrace. 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

December 19 -- December 21, 2013
No reports filed

December 18, 2013 edition

Reno, Nev. -- A man walked into a medical office at a regional medical center about 2 p.m. yesterday and opened fire, killing one person and wounding two more before turning the gun on himself. The two wounded victims were listed in critical condition.

Columbia, Tenn. -- When two men were upstairs in a home looking at a handgun about 1 a.m. Sunday, the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through the floor where it struck a 19-year-old man in the head as he stood in the kitchen, killing him.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 27-year-old man shot and killed a 31-year-old woman before using the gun to kill himself at a home on Monday. The two had been dating on-and-off for 10 years. An 11-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl inside the home at the time of the shooting were unharmed.

Cape Coral, Fla. -- After a 49-year-old man got into an argument with his 49-year-old wife, he shot the woman multiple times, killing her, before using the gun to shoot and wound himself Saturday night. The couple’s 9-year-old son was unharmed and is in the care of family members. The husband’s injuries were described as critical.

Merced, Calif. -- After a 55-year-old man argued with his 55-year-old estranged wife at a home, he shot her several times, wounding her, before using the gun to kill himself about 1 p.m. Monday. The couple’s adult daughter tried to intervene in the argument before the shooting started. She was not injured. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Maywood, Ill. -- A 48-year-old man shot a 41-year-old woman multiple times, killing her, before using the gun to kill himself Saturday afternoon at their home. A 17-year-old relative of the victims called police to report the shooting.

Houston, Tex. -- A 45-year-old man shot and wounded his 51-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself about 10:15 p.m. Thursday. The woman was listed in serious condition. The couple’s children who are between the ages of 10 and 15 years old were home at the time of the shooting but were not injured.

Dallas, Tex. -- A 49-year-old man shot and killed his 22-year-old stepson before he used the gun to kill himself about 1 a.m. Friday.

Nether Providence, Penn. -- A 44-year-old man shot his 48-year-old estranged wife twice and then used the gun to kill himself about 3:40 a.m. Friday. The woman was on life support and listed in extremely critical condition.

San Antonio, Tex. -- Around 4:50 p.m. Thursday, a 59-year-old man was found dead with three gunshot wounds to his head and a 48-year-old woman was found dead with a single gunshot wound to her head in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. The couple’s daughter found the bodies and called police.

Ivesdale, Ill. -- A 45-year-old man shot and killed himself and his 42-year-old wife was accidentally shot in the hand as she tried to stop him about 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 27-year-old man with a concealed weapon license fatally shot a would-be robber, a male thought to be in his 20’s, and wounded another, a 27-year-old male inside his home early Tuesday. The wounded man was treated, released, and arrested.

Walled Lake, Mich. -- About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, a 28-year-old man shot and killed his 45-year-old neighbor when they got into a dispute over the younger man’s loose dog.

Long Beach, Calif. -- A woman was shot and killed about 10 p.m. last night.

St. Paul, Minn. -- A 16-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the stomach by his 15-year-old friend about 7 p.m. Monday when the pair were playing with a rifle. His injury appeared to be non life-threatening.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- An 18-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the head while inside a home late yesterday. He was reported as awake and talking when police arrived.

Clinton, Tenn. -- A 58-year-old man accidentally shot one of his fingers yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and wounded while on a street when someone got out of a van and opened fire about 10:30 p.m.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man was found shot and wounded at a train station about 2:20 a.m. today. He was listed in good condition.

Denver, Colo. -- One person was shot about 5 p.m. yesterday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- A grocery-store clerk was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery yesterday evening. No word on his condition.

Long Beach, Calif. -- A man showed up a hospital with a gunshot wound. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Louisville, Ky. -- Two people were shot and wounded about 1 a.m. yesterday. No word in their conditions

Deerfield Beach, Fla. -- A male employee of a big-box department store shot out the car window of a female co-worker because she won an employee-of-the-month award that the man felt he deserved. The woman was at work at the time and not injured. The man was arrested and also fired from his job.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, The (Columbia, Tenn.) Daily Herald, The Dallas Morning News, Delaware County (Penn.) Daily Times, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KENS-TV San Antonio, KHOU-TV Houston, Knoxville News Sentinel, KSTP-TV St. Paul, (Mattoon Ill.) Journal Gazette and Times Courier, The Modesto (Calif.) Bee, Reno Gazette-Journal, WINK-TV Fort Myers, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WRTV-TV Indianapolis

Addendum for December 18, 2013

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

www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.com

December 13 -- December 17, 2013
No reports filed

December 12, 2013 edition

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 3-year-old boy is dead after he found a gun and accidentally shot himself in the head about 6 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors said the boy’s grandfather owns the home and he lives there along with the boy’s father, mother, and 4-year-old sister. All were at home when the shooting occurred. Neighbors also said they have seen the boy’s father wearing a gun “as a course of general protection.”

Brighton, Tenn. -- A 43-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed her husband at their home about 6 a.m. Sunday. After waking up to the sound of what she thought was an intruder in the house, she got a gun and proceeded to load and cock it. When the woman didn’t find an intruder, she went back to her bed to wake up her husband. She placed the gun on the bed and it discharged when she leaned in to wake him. The shooting is still under investigation.

Higginsport, Ohio -- About 9 p.m. Saturday, a 42-year-old woman missing since Thursday was found dead in her car along with her 55-year-old estranged husband. The woman was last seen putting three of her five children on a bus to school. She had a protection order against the man. A handgun was found in the vehicle. The incident was being investigated as a murder-suicide.

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A 23-year-old man died Wednesday evening after he was accidentally shot in the chest when his 20-year-old girlfriend picked up a gun she thought was unloaded and pointed it at the man and pulled the trigger.
The woman has been arrested on manslaughter charges.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 19-year-old woman was shot and killed at a motel shortly after noon on Sunday. Police are looking for the shooter.

Miami-Dade, Fla. -- After shooting and wounding his wife and threatening his adult son on Sunday, a man barricaded himself in his apartment for more than six hours and created a police standoff that ended when he shot and killed himself. No word on the condition of the woman.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- A 52-year-old man shot and killed his common-law wife of nearly 30 years before using the gun to kill himself about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The couple had several children together.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A 60-year-old man shot and killed his ailing wife at their apartment Wednesday morning before driving to a nursing facility where he shot and killed his near-comatose sister. His wife suffered from dementia and his sister was in a vegetative state for five years after suffering a heart attack. Police are investigating the shootings as possible mercy killings.

Cold Spring, N.Y. -- A 47-year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a motel after an 11-hour standoff with police on Sunday.

Albany, N.Y. -- A 20-year-old man was shot and killed in the middle of a street about 2 a.m. Monday.

Jeffersonville, Ind. -- A 20-year-old man was shot and killed at a home on Saturday and his 34-year-old uncle has been charged with murder in connection with the incident. The uncle claims it was an accident.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 28-year-old man is dead after he was shot once in the chest when he and a friend were held up by three men near a train station about 8 p.m. Monday.

Leon, N.Y. -- An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 14-year-old brother at their home about 8:30 a.m. today. The child was listed in stable condition.

Elizabethtown, Ky. -- When a man with a concealed carry permit used a restaurant bathroom Sunday and placed his handgun on the toilet paper dispenser, he accidentally shot himself in the leg when the weapon fell. No one else was struck by the flying bullet. His injuries were considered non life-threatening. No word on whether or not he will face charges.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A Marine Corps officer accidentally shot himself in the leg about 11 a.m. this morning while training at a sheriff’s office firing range. Police said all safety protocols were in place at the time, including a firearms instructor, a safety officer, and a Marine corpsman. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Scarborough, Me. -- A 77-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the abdomen with a handgun at a fish-and-game club firing range about 11 a.m. Saturday. Police said he was expected to survive but faces a long recovery.

Wichita, Kan. -- A 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand and thigh in the early hours of Tuesday morning. No one else was struck by the flying bullet. The man said he might have been hallucinating at the time. Police found several guns at the victim’s home.

Hamlin Township, Penn. -- A 53-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hip while at his vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store when he reached for a rifle that he thought was unloaded. No one else was struck by the flying bullet. No word on his condition.

Dillon, Mont. -- A hunter retrieving a shot duck was accidentally struck by birdshot just below his eye on Saturday when another hunter in his party fired at low-flying birds. The victim was reported as doing well.

Arlington, Tex. -- Three men were shot and wounded about 2:45 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Ferguson, Mo. -- A 35-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were shot in the back and wounded about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when a gunman walked up to their car and opened fire. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

New Orleans, La. -- A man of unknown age was shot and killed and two men, ages 20 and 17, were shot and wounded near a gas station about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The two wounded men were listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest about 6:30 p.m. Monday. He was in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot as he sat in the back seat of a vehicle parked in an alley about 1 a.m. Monday. Police believe the gunfire came from a nearby van. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A man was shot yesterday. His injuries were considered possibly life threatening.

Dekalb County, Ga. -- Someone was shot at a grocery store about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Ripley, Miss. -- A 35-year-old man was shot and killed and another man was shot and wounded around 6 a.m. Wednesday. A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shootings. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A man was shot and wounded about 11 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded around 3:10 p.m. yesterday, apparently after he got into an argument with someone. The victim was expected to survive.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, The Bradford (Penn.) Era, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Florida Times-Union, KPHO-TV Phoenix, KXLF-TV Butte, Los Angeles Times, (Jeffersonville, Ind.) News and Tribune, Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald, Portland (Me.) Press Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCPO-TV Cincinnati, The Wichita Eagle, WFAA-TV Dallas, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WMC-TV Memphis, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Addendum for December 12, 2013

Back in the spring, a lobbyist for an NRA chartered organization in Wisconsin said gun-rights proponents need only wait-out the “Connecticut effect” before they could once again start passing laws to loosen restrictions on guns. That lobbyist felt certain we would eventually forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and then any interest in common sense gun laws would vaporize.

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

Please help slow this daily carnage. 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

December 9 -- December 11, 2013
No reports filed

December 8, 2013 edition

Alma, Ark. -- A man used a shotgun to shoot and kill his daughter’s boyfriend and two granddaughters -- ages 4-months old and 4-years old -- before using the gun to kill himself at a home about 3 p.m. Tuesday. The 4-month-old was shot while in a car seat in a vehicle parked outside the residence and the 4-year-old was shot in the back in the backyard.

Richmond Hill, Ga. -- A 40-year-old woman shot and killed her 8-year-old son before using the weapon to kill herself Monday morning. The woman’s husband and the boy’s father received a text message from his wife shortly after he left for work telling him to return home. He found the bodies when he returned.

Manchester, Conn. -- Late last night, a man shot and killed three women at an apartment and then used the gun to kill himself in front of police just moments after putting down a 13-month-old child that was in his arms.

Lansing, Mich. -- A 53-year-old man shot and killed his 37-year-old wife and 14-year-old stepson before using the gun to kill himself Thursday night. The woman reportedly had been the victim of domestic abuse in the past.

Simi Valley, Calif. -- Two neighbors -- a man and a woman -- were found shot to death about 7 a.m. Monday and police are calling it a murder-suicide. The woman’s body was found in the front yard of a house and the man’s body was found outside another home in the same cul-de-sac. The two reportedly had a relationship. Police have not yet said who they think fired the gun.

Westbrook, Me. -- A 30-year-old man shot and killed a 22-year-old man inside the younger man’s apartment before using the gun to kill himself Saturday morning. The two reportedly had a relationship.

Colerain Township, Ohio -- A 43-year-old man shot and killed a 30-year-old woman at a home before using the gun to kill himself about 3 p.m. Friday. Police believe the two had a relationship. The woman had two young children.

Carrolton, Ala. -- A 53-year-old man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home and two other people were also found dead there -- his 82-year-old mother and 63-year-old sister -- although police were waiting for autopsy results to determine how the women died.

East Lansing, Mich. -- About 8 p.m. last Sunday, a 63-year-old man found his father and mother -- both 91-years-old -- shot to death in their home and police are calling it a murder-suicide. The initial investigation revealed that the husband used a handgun to kill his wife of over 60 years before he killed himself. A note written by the father was found at the scene.

Tampa, Fla.-- About 11:45 a.m. Saturday, a 60-year-old man found his 88-year-old father and 87-year-old mother shot to death in their home and police believe the husband killed his wife before shooting himself. The son told police his mother had been ill.

Campbell, Calif. -- A 92-year-old woman and her 89-year-old husband were found fatally shot Saturday afternoon and police are investigating the incident as a likely murder-suicide. It was not yet known if the husband or wife did the shooting.

Asheville, N.C. -- A 40-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were found fatally shot at a home about 8 a.m. Wednesday and police suspect it was a murder-suicide. No word yet on who fired the gun.

Bolingbrook, Ill. -- A 37-year-old man shot and killed his 69-year-old mother in a home about 5:30 p.m. Friday before using the gun to kill himself.

Leicester, N.C. -- A 65-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife were found fatally shot in their home about 5:30 p.m. Friday and police are calling it a murder-suicide. It was not yet known who fired the gun.

Covington, Ga. -- A 35-year-old woman was shot and killed by the father of one of her children during a domestic dispute at a home about 11 p.m. last Sunday and, after fleeing the scene, the father later shot and killed himself. Two children, ages 15 and 8, at home at the time of the shooting were not injured.

Boca Raton, Fla. -- A 22-year-old man died last Sunday after he was accidentally shot in the chest at an apartment when his 20-year-old girlfriend picked up a firearm she thought was unloaded and it discharged.

Houston, Tex. -- Police have arrested a 45-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed his 48-year-old wife at their residence on Friday while their pre-teen daughter was at the home. The child was not injured.

Warren, Ohio -- A 63-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself in a tree stand while hunting on Monday.

Adams, Penn. -- A 42-year-old man out hunting Saturday afternoon was accidentally shot and killed by another member of his hunting party.

Panama City, Fla. -- A man with a gunshot wound to his head was found dead near an ocean bay about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Police found a 12-gauge shotgun under his body and his death was being investigated as a possible suicide.

Birmingham, Ala. -- Police responding to a call found a man fatally shot about 1:30 a.m. today.

Evanston, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot about 6:20 p.m. last night.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A 33-year-old man was found fatally shot in a home about 11 p.m. Friday.

Wilmington, Del. -- Three men - ages 24, 22, and 21 - and a 33-year-old woman were shot about 2 a.m. Saturday when gunfire erupted at a nightclub after an event that was attended by between 600 and 700 people. Five cars were also damaged by gunfire. The four victims were reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Ambridge, Penn. -- Two men and a woman were shot at a bar about 1 a.m. today after some women became involved in an altercation there and the argument spilled out onto the street where a man pulled a handgun and began shooting. One of the men is in serious condition with a chest wound. The other man is in stable condition and the woman was treated and released.

Corpus Christi, Tex. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot his 15-year-old girlfriend at her home Thursday night. No word on her condition.

Chickasha, Okla. -- A man plying with a handgun accidentally shot himself in the head about 2:30 a.m. last Friday. His girlfriend, who was in the room, was not injured. No charges were filed. He was expected to survive.

Philadelphia, Penn. --  A 21-year old woman sitting on a bench while waiting for a train was accidentally shot in the face last Friday when an off-duty security guard next to her was going through his bag and his weapon fired. The bullet ricochet off a table and a wall before striking the woman in the cheek. She was expected to recover.

San Antonio, Tex. -- A woman looking at guns with family members was accidentally shot near her hip on Tuesday. No word on her condition.

Kingsport, Tenn. -- About 1:40 p.m. last Friday, after a 59-year-old man bought a Christmas tree, he went to his vehicle to get a tree stand and upon opening the door, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in the back of the vehicle apparently shifted causing the trigger to hit something and the gun to fire. He was struck in the pelvic area and a vehicle parked next to his was also hit. No one else was injured in the blast. The man was in critical condition in intensive care.

Moses Lake, Wash. -- When a 69-year-old man cleaning a handgun in a living room accidentally pulled the trigger, he shot himself in the forearm and his daughter-in-law in the chest as other family members sat nearby. Neither of the victims have life-threatening injuries. Police said no charges were anticipated at this time.

De Soto, Mo. -- A 32-year-old man attempting to unload a handgun at an apartment accidentally shot a 21-year-old woman in the neck. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Grand Rapids, Mich. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the stomach while cleaning his gun around 7:45 p.m. Thursday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Pocatello, Idaho -- After shopping at a big-box home-improvement store last Saturday morning, a man accidentally shot himself outside the store while placing his handgun into a holster when he returned to his vehicle. No one else in the area was struck by the flying bullet. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man was struck once after multiple shots were fired about 6:40 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 22-year-old man was shot by an 18-year-old acquaintance after they got into an argument about 9:20 p.m. Friday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Norwalk, Conn. -- When a 50-year-old man dropped his handgun and tried to catch it while at home Saturday afternoon, the weapon accidentally fired sending a bullet through the ceiling and into a neighboring apartment where it went through a closet and a dresser. No one was injured in the incident. The man was charged with reckless endangerment and illegal discharge of a firearm.

Today’s sources: ABC news radio, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Associated Press, Birmingham News, Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier, Chicago Tribune, The Covington (Ga.) News, The (Grady County, Okla.) Express-Star, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KMOV-TV St. Louis, KTVB-TV Boise, KXLY-TV Spokane, KZTV-TV Corpus Christi, Lansing State Journal, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, Norwalk (Conn.) Daily Voice, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Portland (Me.) Daily Sun, Reuters, San Antonio Express-News, San Jose Mercury News, Savannah Morning News, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Tampa Tribune, Ventura County Star, WBMA-TV Birmingham, WHNS-TV Greenville (S.C.), WILX-TV Lansing, WRAL-TV Raleigh, WXIX-TV Cincinnati, WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Addendum for December 8, 2013

If today is an average day, some 277 Americans will 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

November 28, 2013 -- December 7, 2013
No reports filed

November 27, 2013 edition

Houston, Tex. -- A 15-year-old girl handling a handgun accidentally shot and killed a 16-year-old boy at an apartment complex about 8 p.m. Saturday. The weapon was thought to be unloaded because the boy had removed the magazine. Note to gun owners: Removing the magazine from a gun does not necessarily remove the bullet that is in the chamber. I’ve chronicled a number of people getting shot by this phantom bullet.

Winter Haven, Fla. -- When a 52-year-old grandmother answered her front door, she shot and killed her 25-year-old daughter who was holding her 4-month-old granddaughter because the grandmother mistakenly thought the visitor was her 39-year-old boyfriend who had threatened to kill her earlier in the evening. The grandchild was not injured.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 44-year-old man, a country singer, was shot and killed at a bar early Saturday. The shooter, who was the owner of the bar, said he fired in self defense after the two got into an argument because the victim was smoking in the bar.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 45-year-old woman was shot several times and killed by her 44-year-old boyfriend at her apartment before he used the gun to kill himself about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. The woman’s 11-year-old daughter ran to a neighbor to report the shooting.

Millington, Tenn. -- A woman -- a two-time teacher of the year -- and her estranged husband were found fatally shot at the woman’s home Monday morning in what police are calling a murder-suicide. The woman filed for an order of protection in September but after a hearing a judge dismissed the order.

Lawrenceville, Ga. -- After shooting and killing his wife, a man used the gun to kill himself at the door of his home when a police office responding to an alarm went to the residence about 2 p.m. Monday.

East Point, Ga. -- About 2 a.m. Tuesday, police responding to reports of gunfire at a home found a man and a woman shot to death and they are calling it a murder-suicide. It is not yet known if it was the man or the woman who did the shooting.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Police said two people were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds about 9 p.m. Sunday and the incident was likely a murder-suicide related to a domestic dispute.

Presque Isle, Wis. -- Police responding to a home about 8:30 p.m. Saturday found a 78-year-old man and his 75-year-old wife fatally shot in what they are calling a murder-suicide. At this point it is not known who fired the weapon.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s was found dead in an alley with gunshot wounds to his face and chest about 2:50 a.m. today.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 32-year-old man died Monday after he was found on a street Sunday night suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Wynne, Ark. -- A man and woman were found fatally shot about 11:00 p.m. yesterday.

Holiday, Fla. -- A 23-year-old man was fatally shot at a home about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police are calling it a homicide.

Arlington, Tex. -- A 28-year-old store-clerk shot and killed a suspected shoplifter attempting to flee the store yesterday morning. The clerk was taken into custody and is facing a murder charge.

Pike County, Ala. -- A 51-year-old male gas-station clerk was shot and killed during a robbery sometime between 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday. No one has been arrested as of yet.

Asheboro, N.C. -- A 3-year-old girl was accidentally shot by another 3-year-old child at a home about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police found an unsecured rifle in the room where the children were playing. No word on the condition of the wounded child.

Dallas, Tex. -- A 5-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 13-year-old brother after the two found a weapon in a house and started playing with it in the garage. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Wynne, Ark. -- A 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot by another child on Saturday afternoon. The boy was expected to recover.

Dearborn Heights, Mich. -- An 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head and wounded by a 15-year-old friend who was playing with a handgun. The teen had been visiting his grandmother in North Carolina and police believe that is where he got the weapon. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Wichita Falls, Tex. -- When a woman and her boyfriend left a nightclub and were walking to a store about 10:30 p.m. last Thursday, she accidentally shot herself in the leg as she took a gun out of her boyfriend’s pocket. The woman’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Farmington, Mo. -- A 31-year-old auto-dealership employee was accidentally shot when a customer pulled his truck into a service bay just after noon last Thursday and then attempted to unload a rifle that was inside the vehicle. The flying bullet went through the seat of the vehicle and struck the employee in his leg. The victim’s injuries were considered serious but not life-threatening.

Topeka, Kan. -- A male cleaning his handgun accidentally shot himself in the leg about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Cleveland, Ohio --  A man in his early 20’s accidentally shot himself in the head about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. He was listed in critical condition.

Sheboygan County, Wis. -- Police received a call about 10 a.m. Sunday that a 52-year-old man was accidentally shot in the back of a leg while hunting. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Two men were shot after they left a gentleman’s club about 5 a.m. Saturday. No word on their conditions.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man was shot in the torso while fleeing in his vehicle from two men who kicked in his back door about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. No word on his condition.

Norman, Okla. -- A man was shot in the upper torso while behind the wheel of his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 7:30 p.m. last night. His injuries were apparently non life-threatening.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Someone was shot this afternoon. The victim was reported in critical condition.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, CNN, (Park Hills, Mo.) Daily Journal, Florida Times-Union, KFDX-TV Wichita Falls (Tex.), KPRC-TV Houston, KTHV-TV Little Rock, The Lakeland (Wis.) Times, The Oklahoman, Tampa Bay Times, USA Today, WEWS-TV Cleveland, WFAA-TV Dallas, WIBW-TV Topeka, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WKRN-TV Nashville, WMC-TV Memphis, WRTV-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WXII-TV Greensboro, WXYZ-TV Detroit

November 22, 2013 -- November 26, 2013
No reports filed

November 21, 2013 edition

New Market, Md. -- An infant boy, his 40-year-old father, and his 42-year-old mother were found fatally shot about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. A 5-year-old daughter escaped to a neighbor’s house. Police have not yet determine if it was the father or mother who fired the gun.

Westminster, Colo. -- A 22-year-old father used a social media website on Wednesday to post photos of himself and his 19-month-old daughter and also messages to the child’s mother before using a gun to shoot and kill the toddler and then shoot and wound himself. No word on the condition of the father.

Fayetteville, N.C. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday morning after finding a loaded handgun on top of a refrigerator. The gun belonged to the boy’s 32-year-old father who is an active-duty army soldier. The father has been charged with failure to secure a firearm and involuntary manslaughter.

Edison, Ohio -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 15-year-old boy about 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Clayton County, Ga. -- A 16-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a 17-year-old boy at her home on Saturday.

Winston-Salem, N.C. -- A 29-year-old son shot and killed his 58-year-old father before using the gun to kill himself at a city park about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. The son’s mother said her husband had physically hurt her several days earlier during an episode of domestic violence and the shooting was apparently related to that incident.

Woodbridge, N.J. -- A 29-year-old woman was fatally shot Monday evening while sitting in a parked car outside a house where she was living by a 46-year-old man -- her former companion -- who then used a gun to shoot and kill himself.

Charlottesville, Va. -- A state senator was stabbed multiple times in the head and upper torso by his 24-year-old son early Tuesday morning before the son used a gun to shoot and kill himself at the family home.

San Diego, Calif. -- A 21-year-old man was fatally shot when a long-time friend was showing him a gun and the weapon fell and accidentally discharged about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Albert Township, Mich. -- A 52-year-old man who did not return after going out hunting on Friday was found dead on state land from a gunshot wound to his leg.

Dade County, Mo. -- A 16 year old boy was accidentally shot in the arm by a companion while deer hunting on Saturday. Conservation officials reported that the companion mistook the victim for game.

Madison, Wis. -- A 59-year-old man at a home accidentally shot himself in the side while removing a handgun from a holster about 2:15 p.m. Sunday. No word on his condition.

Highland Township, Mich. -- A 36-year-old man at his home was accidentally shot in the face by a 37-year-old friend about 7 p.m. last Wednesday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Northmoreland Township, Penn. -- A man in his 40s out hunting turkey was accidentally shot in the face by a blast from a shotgun Saturday morning. No details on his condition other than police reported that “the accident didn’t appear to be a fatality.”

Libby, Mont. -- A 60-year-old man out hunting was accidentally shot in his right thigh by another hunter on Saturday morning. The victim was reported in critical condition.

Helena, Mont. -- On Monday, a 14-year-old boy on a hunting trip with his father was accidentally shot in the arm while riding in a pick-up truck on a dirt road with a rifle between his legs and the vehicle bounced when it hit a rut, causing the weapon to fire. The boy thought the gun was unloaded. He was listed in stable condition.

Alpena County, Mich. -- A 29-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the leg at a home on Sunday when a 57-year-old man about to go hunting was loading a rifle in the home and the weapon discharged. No word on her condition.

Oakley, Utah -- On Wednesday, a man in his 30’s was shot in the knee when his girlfriend in her 30’s was unloading her rifle after the couple had been hunting and the weapon accidentally discharged. No word on his condition.

Waco, Tex. -- A county prosecutor has been demoted after he accidentally shot out the window of his office two weeks ago while inspecting a handgun belonging to a colleague. Police said no charges were filed because there was no evidence the gun was fired in a reckless manner.

Today’s sources: The Columbus Dispatch, Deseret News, The Detroit News, Farmington (Mich.) Observer, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, (Kalispell, Mont.) Flathead Beacon, (Helena, Mont.) Independent Record, KFMB-TV San Diego, KOLR-TV Springfield (Mo.), KWTX-TV Waco, Reuters, The (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.) Times Leader, WGHP-TV High Point (N.C.), Wisconsin State Journal, WSB-TV Atlanta

Addendum for November 21, 2013

Shame on all Americans for allowing stories like this to repeat day after day. Let’s do something about it. 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 Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 01:58 PM PST.

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

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