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  • Precious young life taken by gunshot

    01/06/2003 9:07:13 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 69 replies · 325+ views
    <p>Damon Quarker Jr. was curious about the world around him. The toddler liked talking to strangers, learning new words and exploring nooks in his eastside Detroit home.</p> <p>Store guns in a gun safe, lock box or a locked cabinet or drawer.</p> <p>Store the gun unloaded, with ammunition locked separately.</p>
  • Latest PAX SPEAK UP Campaign [Dear Teacher, Johnny Has a Gun]

    10/16/2002 1:45:13 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 3 replies · 227+ views
    PAX USA ^ | October 16, 2002 | Fund-Raising
  • Jury orders owner of gun used in murder to pay up (Brother shoots brother; father liable)

    08/21/2002 7:25:38 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 7 replies · 183+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8-21-02 | Tim Rowden
    <p>A Jefferson County jury has ordered a gun owner to pay $400,000 for failing to safely store a handgun that was later used to murder his son.</p> <p>The jury verdict last month against William "Billy" Handley is the first of its kind in a Missouri civil case, according to the Missouri Lawyers Weekly.</p>
  • Push turns to shove in Barr-Linder race

    08/13/2002 9:18:26 AM PDT · by Kennesaw · 23 replies · 313+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/13/02 | DOUG NURSE
    Push turns to shove in Barr-Linder race By DOUG NURSE Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer The Bob Barr-John Linder race has gotten cartoonish. A video clip circulating Monday shows a protester dressed as Yosemite Sam in a crowd listening to Barr speak in Canton Saturday. The costumed man, John Harris, 35, of Marietta was making light of a recent Barr mishap -- a gun that accidentally fired at a supporter's home. Harris wore an oversized foam cowboy hat and a button with the words, "Bob Barr's Official Gun Safety Trainer." Harris is approached by man in a light blue shirt identified...
  • Pistol Fires at Event for Rep. Barr

    08/07/2002 8:54:08 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 45 replies · 352+ views
    Drudge/Yahoo News | Aug. 7, 2002
    Pistol Fires at Event for Rep. Barr Wed Aug 7, 9:47 AM ET ATLANTA (AP) - An antique .38-caliber pistol accidentally discharged as it was being handled by Rep. Bob Barr ( news, bio, voting record) during a reception in his honor. The bullet hit a glass door, and no one was hurt. Georgia lobbyist Bruce Widener said Tuesday that he had removed the magazine from his 1908 Colt but did not clear the chamber before handing the weapon to Barr, a board member of the National Rifle Association. Widener said "one of us hit the trigger" just as he...
  • Panhandle man invents bullet to prevent accidental shootings

    08/01/2002 3:40:19 PM PDT · by pa_dweller · 7 replies · 319+ views
    The Florida Times-Union via Unknownnews ^ | Monday, July 29, 2002 | The Associated Press
    <p>PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Accidental shootings involving children nationally along with one next door prompted Mike Worley to invent a bullet to prevent such tragedies.</p> <p>Worley, a professional photographer and gun enthusiast who belongs to the National Rifle Association, turned in a patent application earlier this year for the design that will lock up a gun when accidentally fired.</p>
  • Gun-safety programs for kids don't work, report finds

    07/18/2002 2:29:22 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 70 replies · 353+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | Jul 18, 2002 | H.J. Cummins
    <p>Gun-safety programs meant to teach youngsters to avoid risky exploration of the weaponry don't work, according to a report released today that calls instead for stricter gun-sale and product safety laws.</p> <p>"Children, Youth and Gun Violence," from the nonprofit David and Lucile Packard Foundation, says that in experimental research settings youngsters who've been through "gun-avoidance" programs are just as likely as others to find and play with guns.</p>
  • Teenager Shot in Head at Georgia Gun Show; Police Say Shooting Was Accidental

    07/14/2002 7:28:18 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 53 replies · 3,509+ views
    AP ^ | 7-14-02 | Anon
    NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy attending a gun show with his father was shot in the head and critically wounded Sunday, police said. It was unclear how the shooting happened or whose gun, a .38 caliber revolver, was involved. "All we know for sure is it was an accidental discharge of a handgun," Gwinnett County police spokesman Ray Dunlap said. Stephen King was taken to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta, where he underwent surgery and was listed in very critical condition. Police said he and his father, Anthony Grant, are from Montgomery, Ala., and were attending the...
  • Owning a firearm requires great responsibility

    06/20/2002 6:21:40 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 7 replies · 235+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6-20-02 | Tim Renken
    <p>"I'm giving this thing to you with one condition," the father said to his daughter. "When the time comes that you aren't afraid of it, I want it back."</p> <p>The gift was a handgun that the father had owned for years. He'd always had guns, handguns and rifles, for hunting and target shooting. The daughter had grown up in a house where guns were taken for granted almost like furniture - almost but not quite.</p>
  • Instructor accidentally fires gun during safety class (TX)

    06/14/2002 8:37:58 AM PDT · by tarawa · 68 replies · 607+ views
    KATU ^ | June 13, 2002
    Instructor accidentally fires gun during safety class DALLAS - Police say no charges will be filed against an instructor who accidentally fired a handgun during a hunting safety class for children in Dallas. Robert Barnes was teaching the course to four adults and 20 children on Tuesday when he fired one round from a 45-caliber semiautomatic pistol. The bullet smashed through a double-paned window and into the ceiling tiles at the Dallas Aquatic Center. No one was injured. Police say Barnes, a hunting safety instructor for several years, had removed an empty magazine from the gun. He disengaged one safety...
  • The Philadelphia Story: When the Cops are Crooks

    05/02/2002 9:50:53 AM PDT · by mrustow · 93 replies · 499+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 3 May 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Article details the race-based corruption of the Philadelphia Police Department, where incompetent and even dangerous candidates are hired, based on the color of their skin, and who as police officers go on to shoot children, engineer anthrax hoaxes, and otherwise engage in criminal acts.
  • Americans for Gun Safety

    04/26/2002 5:58:23 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 11 replies · 390+ views ^ | April 26, 2002 | Dr. Michael S. Brown
    An organization calling itself "Americans for Gun Safety" has financed a wave of radio ads, currently running in selected cities, that claim gun shows are a source of weapons for foreign terrorists. Listeners are urged to pressure Congress to fix this allegedly urgent problem. These radio spots are deceptive political attack ads, like those we complain about at election time. It takes only a moment's thought to recall that terrorists have numerous sources of armaments that are vastly superior in price, quality and selection to what can be obtained at American gun shows. Today's real terrorist threat does not...