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June 2, 2014 edition

Below the fold are my reports of some of the shootings that have occurred during the past few days.

My list of reports, however, is far from complete because, if today is an average day, 277 Americans will be shot by a gun. And 84 of those 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 daily carnage.

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Now the reports:

Pope County, Ark. -- A 46-year-old man shot and killed his wife at a home Friday night before using the gun to kill himself.

Louisville, Ky. -- A man shot and killed his wife in the parking lot of a gas station and then used the gun to shoot and wound himself about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said the man came up behind the woman after she got out of her car and the two exchanged words just before he opened fire. No word on the man’s condition.

Preston County, W.V. -- A 52-year-old man shot and killed his 46-year-old ex-wife before using the gun to kill himself about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Bluff City, Tenn. -- Police arrived at a home about 3:50 p.m. Friday to discover that a 57-year-old man and his 56-year-old wife had been fatally shot and authorities believe the shooting was a murder-suicide. Police have not yet determined if the husband or wife did the shooting.

North Wales, Pa. -- Police called to a home about 10 a.m. today found a man dead from a gunshot wound and a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in her upper torso and authorities are calling the incident an attempted murder-suicide. It was not yet clear if the man or woman did the shooting. No report on the condition of the woman.

White County Ark. -- A 48-year-old man was shot and killed by an acquaintance – a 41-year-old man – about 1:15 p.m. Friday. The shooter has been arrested for first degree murder.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 31-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times about 8:50 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times about 10 p.m. yesterday.

Detroit, Mich. -- A man in his 30s was fatally shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. The suspected shooter, a man in his 30s, is in police custody.

Houston, Tex. -- About 3:30 a.m. yesterday, a 38-year-old man eating at a restaurant with his wife and daughters was shot and killed after he got into an argument with another man at the restaurant and, after security guards removed the two men, a physical fight broke out between the two in the parking lot and then gunfire erupted.

Topeka, Kan. -- A 20-year-old man was shot and killed and two other people were shot and wounded on Saturday. A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. Police say the victim and suspect knew each other. No word on the condition of the wounded victims.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- A 17-year-old male was found lying on the ground in front of a home with a fatal gunshot wound to his stomach about 2 a.m. yesterday.

Richmond, Va. -- A 1-year-old child was shot about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Police said the child might have been accidentally shot by another child. The victim’s injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Helena, Mont. -- A law enforcement officer accidentally shot himself in the leg during a training exercise about 11 a.m. Wednesday. The officer was in a drill that involved drawing his weapon and firing at a target. He was in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and left arm about 1:50 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his leg about 2 p.m. yesterday. He was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the head by someone about 5:40 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head by someone about 7:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 8 p.m. yesterday, a 35-year-old man was shot in his arm and a 22-year-old man was shot in his chest as they stood outside with others and a vehicle pulled up shots were fired from the vehicle. The victims’ conditions were listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 2:10 a.m. today, a 19-year-old man was shot after he stepped out of his car and was approached by someone who robbed him of his cell phone. The victim was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg overnight last night. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A male teen, about 15- or 16-years-old, was shot in his upper body after he was involved in some sort of altercation outside a convenience store about 9 p.m. Saturday. He was listed in stable condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 33-year-old man sitting in a car was shot three times by the driver of another car after the two got into an argument about 6 p.m. yesterday. The shooter fled the scene in his car. No word on the victim’s condition.

Denver, Colo. -- Three people were shot, two men and a woman, about 2:30 a.m. today while outside a restaurant that served food on a patio. Two male suspects who ran from the scene were sought in connection with the incident.

Hartford, Conn. -- One person was shot in the arm and another person was injured by shattered glass from a car when someone opened fire on them about 11 p.m. Friday. No word on the victims’ conditions.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 25-year-old man was shot during an argument with unidentified suspects about 9 p.m. Saturday. He was expected to survive.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 19-year-old man was shot about 9:20 p.m. Saturday. He was expected to survive.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, The Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News, KXLH-TV Helena, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, WBOY-TV Clarksburg (W.V.), WHAS-TV Louisville, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, WTVR-TV Richmond

May 31, 2014 edition

Below the fold are my reports of just a few shootings that have occurred during the past few days.

My list, however, is far from complete because, if today is an average day, 277 Americans will be shot by a gun. And 84 of those 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 daily carnage.

Let your voice be heard.

It takes just a few moments. Click here:

http://act.everytown.org/...

Now the reports:

Payson, Ariz. -- An 18-month-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his 3-year-old sibling after the older child found a loaded handgun in a room at an apartment about 12:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Boerne, Tex. -- A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself last Saturday afternoon when he was sitting inside his parent’s parked vehicle and found a handgun in the center console. The bullet struck the child in his head. His parents were nearby moving boxes out of their home.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 14-year-old boy was visiting family and friend at an apartment when he accidentally shot and killed himself while handling a gun about 5 p.m. Monday.

Mission Viejo, Calif. -- A 21-year-old man shot and killed his 55-year-old father, 54-year-old mother, and 15-year-old sister before using the gun to kill himself on Monday.

Huber Heights, Ohio -- A wife was shot and killed Wednesday night when her husband of 50 years was cleaning a gun in a bedroom at their home and the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through the bedroom wall and to the opposite end of the house where it struck the woman as she sat on a couch.

Lansing, Mich. -- When police responding to a report of a 6-year-old boy crying outside a home about 1 a.m. Thursday, they discovered that the 47-year-old father of the boy had shot and killed his 43-year-old wife, the mother of the boy, before using the gun to kill himself. The child is in protective custody.

Superior, Mont. -- A neighbor arrived at a residence about noon Wednesday to discover that the 85-year-old man who lived there had shot and killed his 87-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself.

Canton, Ga. -- A 51-year-old man shot and killed his 41-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself yesterday afternoon.

Katy, Tex. -- A husband and wife were found fatally shot on Thursday at their home in a gated community. Authorities are searching for one of the couple’s four children, a 20-year-old son, as a person of interest in the shootings.

Mesa, Ariz. -- A 21-year-old man shot and stabbed his mother -- believed to be in her 40s -- yesterday at a residence in a mobile-home park before leaving the scene and using the gun to kill him at a nearby vacant mobile-home. The mother was listed in critical but stable condition.

Halfmoon, N.Y. -- Police went into the woods Monday afternoon to find that a 64-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself as he was getting off his all-terrain vehicle and the shotgun he was carrying somehow discharged.

New Orleans, La. -- A 35-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed and a 35-year-old woman was shot in her side and wounded as they sat on a porch yesterday afternoon and a gunman walked up to them and opened fire. The woman was listed in stable condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and killed about 6 p.m. Tuesday. He was found lying on a sidewalk.

Macon, Ga. -- Two people, ages 35 and 23, were found fatally shot yesterday morning in a car parked behind a home. Authorities are investigating the incident as a double homicide. Each victim had multiple gunshot wounds.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 26-year-old man was fatally shot at a city park about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dyersburg, Tenn. -- A gun-shop employee accidentally shot himself in his hand while repairing a handgun on Wednesday. He was expected to fully recover.

Vacaville, Ca. -- A man was cleaning a gun at a home about 7:15 p.m. Thursday when the weapon accidentally fired and the bullet went through a wall and grazed another person in the leg.

Kings Beach, Calif. -- A 19-year-old man was accidentally shot in his face Wednesday afternoon when another 19-year-old man was handling a gun and the weapon inadvertently fired. The shooter was arrested for negligent discharge of a firearm. No word on the victim’s condition.

Stevens County, Wash. -- A man accidentally shot himself on Monday. No word on his condition.

Glade Spring, Va. -- A man was found fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday and police say the incident appears to be the result of a domestic dispute.

Chicago, Ill. -- On Thursday, 14 people were shot, three fatally.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A man was found on the porch of a home about 6 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot in each of his legs. His injuries were reported as life-threatening.

Isla Vista, Calif. -- A 21-year-old man -- a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara -- was cleaning a handgun about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when it accidentally fired and the bullet went through the wall of his apartment into the residence next door, narrowly missing his neighbor.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham News, Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier, The Chicago Tribune, Dayton Daily News, Houston Chronicle, KHQ-TV Spokane, KTVK-TV Phoenix, KTXL-TV Sacramento, Los Angeles Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, (Missoula, Mont.) Missoulian, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, The (Vacaville, Calif.) Reporter, Times-Picayune, WBBJ-TV Jackson, Tenn., WMAZ-TV Macon

May 27, 2014 edition

Isla Vista, Calif. -- A 22-year-old man fatally stabbed three men in his apartment Friday night, then he went on a shooting rampage that killed three more people and wounded 13 others before using a gun to kill himself.

Jackson, Miss. -- A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed at his home early Thursday morning after he became caught in a crossfire when two groups of people in the home got into an argument over a dog and that led to gunfire. Police found more than 25 bullets at the scene.

Summerville, S.C. -- The 4-year-old boy who was in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself in the head two weeks ago, as reported here on May 19, died on Friday.

Pasco, Wash. -- A 36-year-old-man shot and killed his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend after breaking into her house through a dog-door last Saturday and then he used the gun to kill himself.

Tucson, Ariz. -- Police responding to a home about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday morning found a man and woman fatally shot. Both victims were in their early 20s. A 1-year-old was found unharmed in the home.

Ormond Beach, Fla. -- A husband called police to tell them his wife was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and that he just shot her and, when police arrived at their home about 1 a.m. Friday, they found both the husband and wife dead from gunshot wounds. Investigators are calling the incident a murder-suicide.

Anson, Tex. -- Police called to a home on Wednesday discovered that a woman shot and killed a relative and also two dogs before using the gun to kill herself.

Greensboro, N.C. -- Police went to a home about 6:30 p.m. last Friday to discover that a man shot and killed his wife before using the gun to kill himself.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 20-year-old woman was accidentally shot and killed at a home on Thursday when a 24-year-old man was cleaning a handgun and it inadvertently discharged. The bullet went through the man’s hand before travelling through the woman’s arm and into her side. The man is in stable condition.

Covington, Ky. -- A 41-year-old man shot and killed the 62-year-old stepfather of his four children in the parking lot of a restaurant and then used the gun to kill himself. The children, ranging in age from 10 to 15, witnessed both shootings. The shooter and his ex-wife were involved in a custody dispute over the children.

Riverside, Ohio -- A man and a woman, possibly co-workers, were found fatally shot about 7:45 p.m. yesterday and police are calling the incident a murder-suicide.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Someone was shot and killed after a family argument led to gunfire about 9 p.m. Thursday.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men were shot to death and 12 others were wounded in several unrelated shootings between Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Tulare County, Calif. -- A man drinking with friends late last Saturday night was accidentally shot and killed when one of the friends -- a 22-year-old man -- was handling a gun and it inadvertently discharged. The shooter was being held on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.

Winsted, Conn. -- A woman has died from a single gunshot wound at her home Thursday night and police investigating the incident said it was not a random act and it might have been accidental.

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Medical examiners concluded that a 43-year-old man died last Friday after accidentally shooting himself with a shotgun. His body was found lying on the ground near a creek not far from where he lived. Police said he might have been intoxicated at the time of the mishap.

Houston, Tex. -- About 1 p.m. Saturday, a 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the leg by her 10-year-old cousin, a boy, after he found a rifle in a closet at the girl’s home and pulled the trigger thinking the gun was a toy. No word on whether or not charges would be filed against any adults. The child’s injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

Wadesboro, N.C. -- A 5-year-old boy, the son of a sheriff’s deputy, accidentally shot himself in his ear last Saturday afternoon after he found his father’s service weapon and pulled the trigger. No word on whether or not the father would be charged. The child was released from the hospital last weekend and returned to school last Monday.

Columbus, Ind. -- When a man was shopping at a big-box department store on Sunday, a handgun he was carrying fell out of its holster and accidentally discharged, striking another shopper, a woman, in her arm. The man has a permit to carry the gun. No word on whether or not charges would be filed against the man. The woman reportedly suffered a minor injury

Queen Anne’s County, Md. -- An 84-year-old man accidentally shot his 82-year-old wife about 8 a.m. Friday while showing her an old handgun he thought was unloaded. No word on whether or not the husband would be charged. The woman was listed in critical condition.

Oklahoma City, Ok. -- A man was cleaning his gun about 10:30 p.m. last Tuesday when it accidentally discharged and the flying bullet struck his roommate in the foot. No word on whether or not charges would be filed. The victim was “expected to be okay.”

Horry County, S.C. -- A 69-year-old man was accidentally shot in the arm by his daughter-in-law Monday afternoon when her handgun inadvertently discharged as she was cleaning the weapon. She thought the gun was unloaded. No charges are expected to be filed.

Des Moines, Iowa -- A 16-year-old boy was accidentally shot in his chest at the apartment of an 18-year-old man when the man was handling a gun and the weapon accidentally discharged. The man was charged with reckless use of a firearm. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Alderpoint, Calif. -- A 42-year-old man shot a woman when his handgun accidentally fired about 2:40 p.m. Saturday. The man was held on suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, and negligently discharging a firearm. No word on the woman’s condition.

Erie, Penn. -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the hip at a home about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. His injuries were reported as non-life-threatening.

Memphis, Tenn. -- No one was hurt last Tuesday when a 63-year-old man in a movie theater dropped a handgun he was carrying in his pocket and the weapon discharged when it hit the floor. The man was charged with reckless endangerment and failing to follow a posted “no-weapons” notice.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, Arizona Daily Star, The Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Dayton Daily News, The Des Moines Register, Erie Times-News, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KRIV-TV Houston, Las Vegas Sun, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, The Oregonian, The (Eureka, Calif.) Times-Standard, (Kennewick, Wash.) Tri-City Herald, Visalia (Calif.) Times-Delta, Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American, WCSC-TV Charleston (S.C.), WDIV-TV Detroit, WESH-TV Orlando, WFMY-TV Greensboro, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WKYT-TV Lexington, WMBF-TV Myrtle Beach, WTTG-TV Washington (D.C.)

Addendum for May 27, 2014

In the spring of 2013, just months after the awful Sandy Hook shooting, 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 Isla Vista, or the 100,000 Americans who are either killed or wounded by guns each year.

Help make the U.S.A. a safer place. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives at your state capital and 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 for your Washington representatives here:

www.http://contactingthecongress.org/

May 19, 2014 edition

Merrillville, Ind. -- A 4-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself in the head when he found a gun in his parent’s bedroom about 8 a.m. Sunday. Both parents as well as two siblings -- a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old -- were home at the time. No word on whether or not the parents would be charged.

San Antonio, Tex. -- A 6-year-old girl has died after she was shot in the face when a handgun accidentally discharged at a home about 9:45 p.m. Sunday. The girl’s 8-year-old sister was in the room at the time and investigators had not yet determined which child fired the gun. No word on whether or not the parents of the children would be charged.

Honea Path, S.C. -- When a 25-year-old man hanging out with several friends found an old bulletproof vest in a garage on Wednesday, he asked one of the friends, an 18-year-old woman, to shoot him in the vest with a loaded handgun and, when she did, the bullet went through the edge of the vest and into his heart, killing him. The woman was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Newark, N.J. -- Police went to a home about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to find that a 52-year-old husband had shot and killed his 46-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself.

Eatonville, Wash. -- A man shot and killed himself in a truck Thursday and when police went to his home they found his wife dead. Authorities are calling the events a murder-suicide. It was not yet determined how the wife died.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a shopping plaza when he tried to break up a fight about 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Dillon, S.C. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in his leg at a home last Monday afternoon after he found a gun belonging to his uncle under a mattress on the floor. The boy’s mother and the uncle were charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

Summerville, S.C. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head about 4:30 p.m. last Monday after he found a gun while visiting his grandfather’s home. The child was listed in critical condition. No word on whether the grandfather would be charged.

Dallas, Tex. -- A woman accidentally shot herself in her chest while at a drive-up ATM around 3:15 a.m. Thursday. Her injuries were reported as non-life-threatening.

Latta, S.C. -- A man was shot multiple times while on a street last Friday night. No word on his condition.

Mokena, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg at the home of his mother on April 28 after arming himself with a handgun before meeting with a couple who contacted him about buying his bicycle. The man has a firearm owner’s ID card but not a concealed carry permit. He was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. No word on his condition.

Victoria, Tex. -- When a 23-year-old man at a carwash was removing a shotgun from the trunk of his car last Monday afternoon, the gun accidentally discharged and struck his 21-year-old girlfriend in her arm. No one else was struck. No word on whether or not he would be charged. The woman’s condition was listed as stabilized.

Mason County, Mich. -- An 87-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand while unloading his gun about 5 p.m. last Monday. No one else was struck by the flying bullet. No word on whether or not charges would be filed.

Lakewood, Ohio -- When a friend asked a 25-year-old man how to disassemble and reassemble a gun last Friday evening, the weapon accidentally discharged as he was handling it and the bullet struck the friend in the leg. The man was charged with negligent assault and failure to secure a dangerous weapon. The victim spent two days in a hospital before he was released.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A man in a car in the parking lot behind a hardware store was accidentally shot in his leg by a friend last Tuesday. The victim was expected to recover.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A man was shot just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday. No word on his condition.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- A man accidentally shot himself in his leg while in a big-box department store when the gun he was carrying on his hip accidentally discharged as in stood in a checkout-line about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. No one else was struck but shoppers were sent into a panic after the gun fired. The store was evacuated and shut down for a short time. Police said the man would not face any charges. His injuries were reported as non-life-threatening.

Today’s sources: Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, KENS-TV San Antonio, KOAT-TV Albuquerque, KTVT-TV Ft. Worth, Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, The Victoria (Tex.) Advocate, WABC-TV New York, WCBD-TV Charleston (S.C.), WFTV-TV Orlando, WPDE-TV Florence, S.C., WYFF-TV Greenville, S.C.

Addendum for May 19, 2014

Like a recurring nightmare, these awful stories will repeat tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and on and on and on.

Want to help make the U.S.A. a safer place? Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives at your state capital and 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 for your Washington representatives here:

www.http://contactingthecongress.org/

May 12, 2014 edition

Portland, Ore. -- A 34-year-old father shot and killed his 4-year-old daughter before using the gun to kill himself Friday. The man’s wife and the mother of the child discovered the bodies when she came home from work about 7 p.m. The father reportedly struggled with mental-health issues.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in what may have been related to a drive-by shooting about 3:40 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking into the possibility that an older boy who was with the 15-year-old might have tried to shoot someone in the vehicle and instead hit the victim.

Stark County, Ohio -- A 22-year-old woman who worked as a farmhand was shot and killed by the 89-year-old owner of the farm when he mistook the top of her head for a groundhog as she shot at a target with a BB gun while lying prone in the tall grass of a field on Tuesday.

Birmingham, Ala. -- An off-duty police officer in civilian clothes was shot and killed at a convenience store about 10 p.m. Saturday when he accidentally knocked over an unattended motorcycle while backing up to park and, after the he and the bike-owner exchanged words and the police officer started to drive away, the biker fired at him four times.

Murphy, Tex. -- On Saturday, a 45-year-old woman shot and killed a 40-year-old man, her former boyfriend, and a 38-year-old woman at the man’s home before driving to Dallas and shooting herself inside her car. A note found near the shooter’s body suggested the incident was related to her breakup with the man.

Panama City Beach, Fla. -- Housekeepers found the bodies of a Wisconsin couple shot to death in a condominium around 10 a.m. Friday and police are calling it a murder suicide. It was not yet clear if was the husband or wife who did the shooting.

Elmwood Place, Ohio -- A 59-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were found fatally shot at an apartment Thursday and police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide. It was not yet clear if the man or woman did the shooting.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 54-year-old husband shot and killed his 34-year-old estranged wife in front of their children at a city park and then when to a cemetery where he shot and killed himself at the grave of his son who died two-years ago at 17-years of age. The couple separated about a month ago after a 16-year marriage.

Neosho, Mo. -- The bodies of an estranged husband and wife were found fatally shot Thursday along a county road. Two vehicles were found at the scene and police believe the two stopped along the side of the road and had a confrontation. A handgun was recovered beneath the woman's body.

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A 54-year-old man was shot to death while in his vehicle about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Columbus, Ohio -- A 48-year-old man was shot and killed after getting into a confrontation with an acquaintance about 7:30 a.m. Friday. The shooter was arrested.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head with a handgun he found in the glove box of a car last Saturday. He was listed in critical condition.

North Coventry, Penn. -- A 55-year-old man who was on his porch with a handgun is accused of accidentally shooting an 8-year-old boy in the leg as the child rode his bicycle with a friend Friday night. The man was arrested. The child was released from the hospital on Saturday.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Seven people were shot outside of a nightclub about 2 a.m. today. One victim was in critical condition; the six other victims were in non-critical condition.

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A woman was accidentally shot in her foot by a friend who was unloading a handgun on Friday. No one else was struck. No word on whether or not anyone would be arrested. No word on her condition.

Vallejo, Calif. -- A 29-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. No one else was struck. He was arrested. No word on his condition.

Smithville, Mo. -- An 18-year-old female high-school student was shot in the leg while hunting turkey while alone and when she called out for help, the shooter left the scene. She was able to drive herself to the hospital. No word on her condition.

Dunbarton, N.H. -- A 58-year-old man was accidental shot by his hunting companion about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim was sitting in some brush when his companion saw movement there and, thinking it was caused by a turkey, fired a single blast from his shotgun. The victim was treated at a hospital and released.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in both legs about 1:15 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old girl was shot in the foot about 3:15 p.m. yesterday.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 60-year-old woman was shot in the head by a stray bullet as she sat in her living room about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when a 21-year-old suspect shot at someone standing in front of her home. No word on her condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Someone got out of a vehicle and shot a 28-year-old man in the face and torso and a 16-year-old boy in the buttocks as they stood on a street corner about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. The older victim was in listed in serious condition; the boy was in good condition.

Ambler, Alaska -- An intoxicated 34-year-old man responding to a police officer's door knock by firing a rifle at least three times, sending bullets through the door and the walls of his home about 1:15 p.m. Saturday. He was charged with attempted murder. No one was injured.

Today’s sources: Anchorage Daily News, Birmingham News, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chicago Tribune, The Columbus Dispatch, The Dallas Morning News, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, New Hampshire Union Leader, The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The (Canton, Ohio) Repository, St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press, Vallejo (Calif.) Times-Herald, WFMZ-TV Allentown (Penn.), WMC-TV Memphis, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, WXIX-TV Cincinnati

Addendum for May 12, 2014

If today is an average day, 277 Americans will be shot by a gun. And 84 of those 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.http://contactingthecongress.org/

May 7, 2014 edition

Wichita, Kan. -- A 19-month -old boy was shot and killed by a 4-year-old at a home Tuesday afternoon after the older child found a handgun in the drawer of a bedside table and reached inside the drawer and pulled the trigger. The bullet went through the drawer and struck the toddler in the chest. No word yet on whether or not charges would be filed against any adult.

Pike County, Penn. -- About 5:30 p.m. Saturday, an 11-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed by his 34-year-old uncle when the uncle pointed what he thought was an unloaded handgun at the boy and pulled the trigger. The gun was believed to be unloaded because the magazine was removed. 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.

Jonesboro, Ark. -- About 1 p.m. Saturday, a 40-year-old man, an acquaintance of a family, showed up at a gathering of the family and shot and killed two people -- a 38-year-old adult and a 12-year-old girl -- and he shot and wounded four other people -- two adults, ages 43 and 36, and two boys, ages 10 and 8 -- then he drove to a nearby business where he shot and killed a 31-year-old man before driving away and shooting and killing himself in his parked car. Several other people in the home were able to escape without injury. The shooter had just recently been released from a mental hospital.

Washington County, Ala. -- When a 17-year-old boy came home acting strange and aggressive about 2 a.m. Friday, he was shot to death when his 55-year-old father, hoping to scare the boy, pointed a handgun at him and the weapon accidentally fired.

San Francisco, Calif. -- A 26-year-old man who was out drinking with friends was shot to death by a 68-year-old man when he went to a unit on the wrong floor of his apartment building about 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

Tioga, La. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed about 4 p.m. Wednesday when he and a friend were handling a rifle and it accidentally discharged

Albany, Ga. -- A 23-year-old man collapsed and died in front of his house after he was shot Monday evening. Police are looking for a suspect.

Oxford, Conn. -- A 46-year-old man is suspected of breaking into the home of his 32-year-old estranged wife where he proceeded to shoot and kill her and also shoot and wound her mother. Each victim was shot multiple times. Two infants in the home were not harmed. The husband was in custody. The wounded woman was in serious condition.

Sugar Land, Tex. -- A husband and wife were found fatally shot and their two children, a 15-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, were shot and wounded in an apparent domestic dispute Monday morning that is being investigated as a murder-suicide. The girl, though wounded, managed to call 911. Both children were listed in stable condition.

Germantown, Penn. -- A 53-year-old man shot a 59-year-old woman multiple times in the torso and head, killing her, before using the gun to kill himself about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

Morrisville, N.C. -- A 46-year-old man and his 43-year-old wife were found shot to death at their residence Monday morning and police are calling the incident a murder-suicide. It was not yet known if the husband or wife did the shooting. The couple’s three young children were not home at the time.

Street, Md. -- When a 29-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man got into an argument Friday evening, the man shot and wounded the woman before using the gun to kill himself. The two had been romantically involved. The woman was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.

Worthington, Minn. -- An 87-year-old man went to a nursing home and used a handgun to shoot and kill his 86-year-old wife, a resident of the home, before using the gun to kill himself about 10 p.m. Friday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot and a 34-year-old man was shot and wounded about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. The wounded man was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 9:50 p.m. yesterday, an 18-year-old man was shot and killed and a 26-year-old man was shot and wounded when two assailants approached on foot and opened fire. The wounded man was listed in critical condition.

Pinellas Park, Fla. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the leg while re-holstering his gun at a firing range about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. His injuries were considered non-life threatening.

Loup City, Neb. -- A wife was accidentally shot in her hip by her husband about 10 p.m. Wednesday after he was checking his handgun while in bed and then fell asleep with the weapon on his chest and it discharged when his wife tried to wake him. No word on whether or not charges would be filed. The wife was listed in stable condition.

Bordentown, N.J. -- A 57-year-old police chief who also serves as the town administrator was accidentally shot in his leg while inside the tax collector’s office when a child somehow got a hand on the chief’s holstered service gun and the weapon discharged. The parents of the child had business in the tax office. The chief’s injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Reynolds County, Mo. -- A grandfather accidentally shot his 17-year-old grandson in the chest and face as the two were hunting turkeys on Sunday morning. No word on whether or not charges would be filed against the grandfather. The boy’s condition was listed as non-life-threatening.

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- A police officer suffered a graze wound when he accidentally shot himself in the leg during a training exercise about 11 a.m. Monday. He was treated by paramedics and released.

Butler Township, Penn. -- A 24-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the leg at a home about 1 a.m. Friday. No word on her condition.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- Someone was accidentally shot about 4 a.m. Sunday. The victim’s injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- A man was shot in his leg at an apartment complex about 12:20 p.m. Monday. No one else was struck. No word on his condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 33-year-old man was shot three times in his leg about 8 p.m. Tuesday. No word on his condition.

Augusta, Ga. -- A college student was found Monday on the third floor of an academic and administrative building at the school with a gunshot wound to his head. Police believe the victim was involved in an altercation with someone before the shooting. The victim’s injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 36-year-old woman was shot in the leg about 1:15 a.m. today. She was walking with several others when someone approached on foot and opened fire before fleeing the scene.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette, KALB-TV Alexandria (La.), KFVS-TV Cape Girardeau, (Mo.), KHGI-TV Hayes Center (Neb.), KHOU-TV Houston, KMSP-TV Minneapolis, KSFY-TV Sioux Falls, KSNW-TV Wichita, New York Daily News, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer, The (Harrisburg, Penn.) Patriot-News, The Pocono Record, Reuters, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Tampa Tribune, WFXL-TV Albany (Ga.), WJW-TV Cleveland, WJZ-TV Baltimore, WPVI-TV Philadelphia

Addendum for May 7, 2014

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Then call, write, email, or FAX your representatives at your state capital and in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun control. You’ll find contact information for your Washington representatives here:

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April 30, 2014 edition

Durham, N.C. -- A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his 12-year-old brother as they played with a gun while inside their home about 9:30 p.m. Monday. Relatives believe the gun belonged to an ex-boyfriend of the mother of the boys. No word on whether or not any adults would be charged.

New Brighton, Penn. -- After a 30-year-old woman was married on Thursday, she shot and killed her 21-year-old niece after the two left a bar and got into an argument over who would be the designated driver. Police say the bride grabbed a gun from her husband’s truck and shot her niece; a lawyer for the bride says she tried to move the gun and it accidentally discharged. The bride has been charged with homicide and is being held without bail.

Pontiac, Mich. -- A 26-year-old man and his 30-year-old wife were found fatally shot in a bedroom of their home Sunday afternoon. The woman was found on a bed while the man was behind a door with a rifle lying across his chest. The woman’s 16-year-old nephew was at the home at the time and said his aunt and her husband had been arguing in the bedroom for an hour before he heard two gunshots.

Woodland, Calif. -- A man shot and killed his girlfriend with a handgun before using the gun to kill himself at a home about 5 p.m. Sunday. Both were believed to be in their 40s. Four people related to the girlfriend -- an adult and three children -- were inside the home at the time of the shooting but were not harmed.

Miramar, Fla. -- A woman went to the home of her parents about noon Monday and discovered that her 57-year-old father had shot and killed her 61-year-old mother before using the gun to kill himself.

Valley Village, Calif. -- A 70-year-old man shot and killed his wife, who was in her 40s, after cutting her with a hatchet, then he shot a woman, a neighbor, in the mouth when she came to the aid of the wife before he used the gun to kill himself about 10:30 a.m. Monday. The couple’s teenage daughter was in school at the time of the shootings. The injured woman was in critical condition.

Montgomery, Tex. -- Police who went to a home yesterday morning discovered a husband and wife -- both in their 80s -- fatally shot and authorities are calling the incident a murder-suicide. A suicide note was found. The couple had been dealing with health problems.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 21-year-old man died after his handgun accidentally discharged as he was cleaning it in his apartment about 9:30 p.m. Monday and the bullet stuck his stomach.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 36-year-old man was shot and killed in a supermarket parking lot about 10 p.m. Saturday. A number of people were in the lot when the incident occurred. Police are looking for a car seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A man, thought to be between 30- and 40-years old, died after he was shot last night.

Atlanta, Ga. -- About 5:45 a.m. yesterday, a 19-year-old employee at a FedEx warehouse shot six co-workers at his workplace -- a 52-year-old woman, a 42-year-old woman, two 28-year-old men, a 22-year-old man, and a 19-year-old man -- before using the gun to kill himself. Three of the victims were in critical condition.

Bedford, Ind. -- A 13-year-old boy suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his foot about 7:45 p.m. Monday. His injury was reported as not serious.

West Orange, N.J. -- A federal air marshal accidentally shot himself in the leg with his service handgun while inside an office building about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. No one else was struck. His injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Springfield, Ohio -- When a husband picked up a backpack that was sitting on the floor at his home about 3:20 p.m. Sunday, a gun fell out and, when the man reached for the weapon, it discharged and struck his 46-year-old wife in the buttocks. The husband was charged with negligent assault. The woman was air-lifted to a hospital where she was treated and released.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A man was accidentally shot about 8 p.m. Sunday. His injuries were reported as non-life-threatening.

Nashua, N.H. -- Police responding to a report of a disorderly group arrived at an apartment about 3 a.m. Saturday to find that a 23-year old intoxicated man accidentally shot himself in the leg. No one else was struck. The man was charged with reckless conduct. He was treated at a hospital and released.

DeKalb County, Ga. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the side of his abdomen while at a recording studio about 4:30 a.m. Monday. No one else was struck. Police said charges might be filed. No word on his condition.

Victoria, Tex. -- A 44-year-old mother was accidentally shot by her 19-year-old son last Tuesday as he attempted to shoot a rattlesnake living under their home. No one else was struck. Authorities ruled the incident an accident and no charges were expected to be filed. The mother was treated and released.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A man who was shot multiple times was found lying on a street about 6:15 p.m. yesterday. He was in critical condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- About 2:30 p.m. yesterday, a man was shot and killed and a woman with him was shot and wounded while they drove on a street and several people opened fire on them. The woman was in stable condition.

Orlando, Fla. -- About 4:20 a.m. today, three men kicked in the door of a home and shot and killed a woman in her 20s before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash. An infant and toddler belonging to the woman were nearby when the shooting occurred but they were unhurt. Police do not believe it was a random act.

Fairfield, Ala. -- One person, a male, was shot and wounded inside a store at a shopping mall about 5 p.m. yesterday. The incident apparently was related to an earlier dispute between the victim and the shooter. A suspect was in custody. The victim was reported as alert and talking after the shooting.

Rock Hill, S.C. -- An 8-year-old boy was among several children who fired a semi-automatic rifle over the heads of passing pedestrians on a street about 4 p.m. Saturday. A 13-year-old babysitter was with the children as the shots were fired. No charges were filed.

San Antonio, Tex. -- A 17-year-old high school sophomore was arrested Monday after he brought a loaded assault rifle and two handguns to school along with a list of demands he wanted to read over the intercom. Police said he planned to commit some sort of act of violence if the demands were not met. The two handguns were in his backpack; the rifle was hidden in a bathroom. He was expected to be charged with making a terroristic threat and possession of a gun in a prohibited area.

Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, Birmingham News, CNN, Dayton Daily News, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald, The Huntsville Times, KBTX-TV Bryan (Tex.), KCAL-TV Los Angeles, New Hampshire Union Leader, Reuters, The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger, (Florida) Sun-Sentinel, (Bedford and Lawrence County, Ind.) Times-Mail, Victoria (Tex.) Advocate, WDIV-Detroit, WGCL-TV Atlanta, WISH-TV Indianapolis, Woodland (Calif.) Daily Democrat, WJXT-TV Jacksonville, WRAL-TV Raleigh

Addendum for April 30, 2014

GunFact: If there is a gun in your home, it is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure a member of your family (due to domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting) than to be used in self-defense (source: www.bradycampaign.org).

Want to help make the U.S.A. a safer place? Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives at your state capital and 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 for your Washington representatives here:

www.http://contactingthecongress.org/

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 01:39 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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