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  • Idaho professor accidentally shoots himself in the foot in chemistry class

    09/04/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT · by Rio · 48 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9/3/2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    An Idaho State University assistant professor with a concealed-carry gun permit shot himself in the foot with a semiautomatic handgun that accidentally discharged from inside his pocket in a chemistry classroom full of students, police said on Wednesday.
  • Fatal shooting may have been accidental

    06/18/2014 2:50:49 PM PDT · by Callahan · 21 replies
    The News Herald ^ | 6/18/14 | Zack McDonald
    PANAMA CITY — A new father is dead after what appeared to be an accidental shooting Tuesday night. Steven Justin Ayers, 33, and his wife had gathered family members to celebrate the homecoming of their 3-day-old baby — born on Father’s Day. But the celebration at 2502 Michigan Court ended shortly after 6 p.m. when a stray bullet entered the home, struck Ayers in the back of the head and killed him instantly. Moments earlier, Charles Edward Shisler, 62, had picked up a loaded 9mm pistol in his residence, adjacent to the Ayers’ home, and the gun discharged. Shisler was...
  • Could Gun Used in Deadly Shooting be Safer?

    05/07/2014 8:09:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    WNEP ^ | 5-7-14 | Jim Hamill
    Ever since a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed in Pike County over the weekend when his uncle was showing off weapons he thought were unloaded, There has been attention and scrutiny on the safety of the gun that went off. Northeast Firearms in Honesdale sells the Glock 27, the weapon used in the shooting death of Hunter Pedersen. State police said his uncle was showing off the weapon and pulled the trigger not realizing there was a bullet in the chamber. The question now is: Could the gun be made safer? Mike Jones took apart a Glock 27 for...
  • Students at the shooting range for gun safety ( Colorado )

    03/22/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    KRDO ^ | Mar 19, 2014 | Bonnie Silkman
    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Middle school students moved their lesson from the classroom to the shooting range. It wasn’t your typical field trip. A group of students in Pueblo County was firing live ammo and learning about gun safety. "I'm very excited, today we're going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we've learned about the revolutionary war," said Jonah Statezny, a Craver middle school student. "My favorite part is shooting guns. When I was little we used to go to the shooting range," said another student, Danielle Cooper. ... Appleseed...
  • .338 Lapua Magnum KABOOM

    02/22/2014 8:14:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 83 replies
    The Firearm Blog ^ | 2-19-14 | Steve Johnson
    You might well think that the catastrophic destruction of firearms caused by shooters leaving their cleaning rods inside their guns was a rare occurrence, but you would be wrong. It happens far to often. These photos show what happens when a cleaning rod is left in a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. A member of the SnipersHide forum reported that this KABOOM happened two benches down from him at the range. The shooter only sustained minor injuries. Two holes were punched in roof and pieces of the rifle were scattered around the range.
  • Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Austin Police Department Officers

    01/02/2014 9:22:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Austin Police Department Officers Shelly Holmstrom and Vincent Giles By Robert Farago on January 2, 2014 I love me some tactical shotguns. They’re as close to a one-stop shot as you can get in a firearm. They’re perfect for making solid objects disappear in an explosion of bits. Don’t try that at home. Or in a police patrol car. OK, Austin, Texas police officers Shelly Holmstrom and Vincent Giles didn’t try to blow the bejesus out of their squad cars with their department-issued scatterguns, but by God they managed it. The video above features...
  • Target Shooter Accidentally Shoots Person In The Chest At Perris Event

    12/28/2013 7:29:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 28, 2013 3:43 PM
    PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — A target shooter accidentally shot and wounded someone in the chest Saturday during an event in Perris, authorities reported. The shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at Christmas Tree Lane and Santa Rosa Mine Road, according to Deputy Mike Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The person injured was driven to a location near Washington Street to meet up with deputies and was then transported to a hospital. The person’s condition was not immediately known. A witness told deputies that the shooter and victim were among an estimated 200 people who were participating at a shooting...
  • UPDATE:Details emerging in home hit by bullet, homeowners story in question

    09/01/2013 7:32:26 AM PDT · by WAGunRights · 41 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | September 1, 2013 | Samuel Cadle
    Machias, Wash - After receiving all of the case files, and photos from the Snohomish County Sheriff's office this afternoon, this column has now reviewed these case files and photos and has found glaring issues with the homeowners claim that the bullet came from the Seattle Rifle & Pistol Association. For starters, as stated in the last update to this story, there is the fact that the range facility was indeed, closed the day the home was hit. The homeowner, Kendall Klatt, stated that she found the hole in her house on the afternoon of August 8th, 2013. On that...
  • Missouri Governor signs NRA gun-safety course for first graders (VIDEO)

    07/15/2013 8:17:30 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | July 15, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    On Friday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill into law that encourages schools to teach an NRA-sponsored gun accident prevention course called the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program to first graders. Eddie the Eagle, the NRA version of Smokey the Bear, teaches children four steps when they encounter a firearm: “If you see a gun, STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an adult.” According to Senate Bill 75, the purpose of the course is to promote safety and emphasize how students should respond if they encounter a gun. While teaching the program, school personnel and instructors are prohibited from...
  • Carelessness with guns can lead to a life sentence or no sentence: Jarvis DeBerry

    07/01/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 01, 2013 | Jarvis DeBerry
    For two consecutive Sunday somebody's carelessness with a gun left a minor in our metropolitan area dead. On June 23, a New Orleans mother Laderika Smith said she locked her 5-year-old daughter Brandajah inside a bedroom on North Galvez Street before leaving the house to go to the store. Apparently, the child found a .38 revolver in the closet and accidentally shot herself in the head.A week later in Marrero, 23-year-old Christian Cardon of Gretna was reportedly showing off his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a group of friends. Cardon told Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies that he had left the magazine...
  • Actress Katee Sackoff urges gun safety on Twitter,loses half her followers [ Libs find Abstinence ]

    06/11/2013 1:37:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 11,2013 | Fox
    Actress Katee Sackoff said she lost half of her Twitter followers when she tweeted a message urging people to practice gun safety. After watching a television report about a four-year-old who accidentally shot and killed his father with a loaded gun that had been left unattended at a friend’s house, the “Battlestar Galactica” star tweeted Monday: “Please practice gun safety. This is horrible!” Soon after, Sackoff’s Twitter feed blew up with followers advocating gun control instead of gun safety. “Here's a radical idea folks. How about NO gun?” one wrote. Sackoff responded to her critics: “Never gonna happen in the...
  • Guns made for kids: How young is too young to shoot?

    05/03/2013 8:10:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | Matthew DeLuca
    The gun was small and light, the training wheels of firearms. The .22-caliber, single-shot Crickett rifle turned deadly on Tuesday, officials in Kentucky said, when a 5-year-old Cumberland County boy shot and killed his 2-year-old sister in what the coroner described to a local paper as “just one of those crazy accidents.” The toddler was shot when the boy was playing with the rifle, as Kentucky state police said in a statement. The gun, a type of rifle made specifically for kids, had been given to the boy as a gift last year and kept in a corner, and the...
  • Woman killed, child raped in NY mall carjacking

    03/15/2013 7:33:17 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 March 2013 | By GEORGE M. WALSH | Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man previously charged with having child pornography cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle before carjacking a woman, fatally stabbing her and raping her 10-year-old daughter, authorities said. David J. Renz abducted the school librarian and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, about 150 miles west of Albany, on Thursday night, state police said Friday. Renz bound both victims, raped the girl and drove a short distance to a spot where the girl escaped and was found by a passing motorist, troopers said....
  • Biden: It’s Gun Safety, Not Gun Control

    01/25/2013 6:09:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    http://blogs.wsj.com/ ^ | January 25,2013 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he views the administration’s efforts to reduce firearms violence as gun safety – not gun control. The vice president fielded questions online in a Google+ Hangout, saying the proposals that he and President Barack Obama have laid out won’t end gun crime, but they still could make a difference.
  • Wrong lesson: Gun safety class ends with couple wounded (VA)

    04/23/2012 9:16:12 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | Duncan Adams
    A firearms safety course went awry in Bedford County (VA) Saturday when a man shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun and the bullet passed through his hand and struck his wife, seated nearby, in the leg. Shot were Michael L. Deel, 54, and Michelle K. Deel, 49, both of Roanoke. Emergency dispatchers in Bedford County received a call at 12:25 p.m. reporting a shooting on Chapel Woods Drive. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said county rescue units and deputies responded. The Deels were attending a firearms safety class being taught and hosted by Thomas F. Starke, 57,...
  • Man killed by his own concealed weapon

    11/20/2011 8:51:58 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 133 replies · 1+ views
    timesdispatch.com ^ | 18 Nov 2011 | Mark Bowes
    A Spotsylvania County man with a valid concealed-weapon permit died after a semi-automatic pistol without an external safety discharged as he tried to adjust the weapon, which was tucked into his waistband, investigators have concluded. The 45-year-old man was sitting in the front seat of his family's minivan in a shopping center parking lot on Sunday when his .40-caliber Glock discharged, authorities said. "For some reason, maybe for comfort, he reached out and went to adjust it," said Spotsylvania sheriff's Capt. Liz Scott. "The detective thinks that in doing so — in just grabbing it — he inadvertently grabbed the...
  • Gun Safety Gone Wong (funny youtube vid)

    06/17/2011 8:54:26 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 4 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Jun 10, 2011 | ratedrr
    Click on the link
  • Kids Make An Airsoft Pistol Demonstration Video- What Could possibly Go Wrong?

    03/15/2011 7:46:40 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 31 replies
    armedselfdefense.blogspot.com ^ | 03/15/11 | sasparilla
    Many of us grew up with firearms in the house. There was my grandfather's old 12 gauge double barrel in a closet and there were a couple of boxes of shells on the shelf above it. As young kids, we knew not to touch it without permission and not without an adult present. Kids should all learn gun safety. A good place to begin is with parental instruction and the NRA can even help with their Eddie Eagle video that is available nowdays. But, apparently these two well meaning kids have no idea what gun safety is or that it...
  • Officer Puts His Firearm In A Jail Lock Box And Shoots Himself And A Border Patrol Agent

    03/08/2011 12:12:24 PM PST · by Sasparilla · 49 replies
    armedselfdefense.blogspot.com ^ | 03/08/11 | Gun Nut
    An officer is sure to become the "Butt" of station house jokes after a holding area video surveillance camera shows him shooting himself in the rear. The bullet also hit a Border Patrol Officer. Here's the video...
  • The Four Golden Rules of Firearms Safety

    03/02/2011 9:21:03 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 160 replies
    AC ^ | Feb 11, 2010 | Dan S. Defense
    Guns are dangerous tools. They can save lives and they can destroy them. When you take on the responsibility to handle a firearm, you must take it seriously and you must educate yourself, on all that it takes to be a safe and responsible gun owner. You may be surprised to learn that there are only four basic golden rules to gun safety. If you follow these rules—at all times—you will be safe and so will the people around you. Please realize that any gun owner who's foolish enough to disobey these golden rules, by negligence or stupidity, makes us...
  • Accidental Shooting At A Bloomington Gun Show

    02/28/2011 7:03:56 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 48 replies
    armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/ ^ | 02/28/11 | Posted by jgh at 6:46 AM
    There was what appears to be a shooting accident on Saturday at a gun show in Bloomington, Indiana. A rifle went off as a person attending the show put it down on a vendor’s table. The bullet hit wood and two persons were hit by flying wood. One person had small wounds from the flying wood and refused medical treatment. But, another man was hit by the flying wood and what is believed to be a .223 round. The bullet went through his arm and then struck another person. One of the victims was reported to be in critical condition...
  • Oklahoma man says wife's death was sex fantasy accident

    12/28/2010 10:38:46 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 84 replies · 16+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/27/2010 | Oklahoma man says wife's death was sex fantasy accident By the CNN Wire Staff December 28, 2010 12:5
    Oklahoma man says wife's death was sex fantasy accident Arthur Sedille was upfront with police: he would often put a gun to his wife's head during fantasy sex play at their Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, home. But Sedille said he didn't know the gun was loaded when he pressed it to his wife's head and pulled the handgun's slide back during sex on the night of December 21. Now Sedille, 23, is facing the possibility of a murder charge in Canadian County, Oklahoma, in the death of his wife, 50-year-old Rebecca Sedille -- who died when the handgun went off in...
  • Man Shoots Self After Spotting Skunk

    10/04/2010 10:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 4, 2010
    Police in Florida said a man attempting to take care of a skunk on his friend's property accidentally shot himself in the hand and face while loading a rifle. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said the 31-year-old Sarasota man was at a friend's house Friday night and attempted to load a .22-caliber rifle after they spotted a skunk in the yard, the Bradenton (Fla.) Herald reported Monday. Police said the man, who did not know there was already a round in the chamber, had his right hand on the barrel when he accidentally hit the trigger and a bullet injured...
  • The Secret Life of Trigger Discipline

    08/22/2010 5:44:05 AM PDT · by Immerito · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | August 20, 2010 | Robert Farago
    There are two golden rules for gun safety. Rule one, never point a gun at something you don’t want to destroy. Rule two: keep your finger off the trigger until you’ve decided to destroy it. “Muzzle discipline” means more than avoiding placing hapless humans in your sights. You should also refrain from potentially destroying your non-gun hand, your right foot, your neighbor’s extremities, the plexiglass range lane divider and anything else that might cause “issues.” To that end, follow the rabbi’s advice. Imagine there’s a five-foot flame coming out of the gun’s muzzle. By the same token, “trigger control” means...
  • Virginia school kids to learn about gun safety--opponents of gun safety object

    04/25/2010 6:31:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 570+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 25, 2010 | Kurt Hofmann
    Virginia has recently passed a law requiring the state Board of Education to draw up a curriculum for gun safety education for elementary schools. Governor Bob McDonnnell vetoed one portion of the bill (the Virginia state constitution allows for partial vetoes) that would have permitted the Board to use material not only from the NRA's Eddie Eagle program but also from the National Crime Prevention Council (McGruff the Crime Dog's organization). Some find this objectionable. Opponents of gun safety education would prefer to indulge their irrational fears than to allow children to be provided with the knowledge to keep them...
  • Deputy faces misdemeanors in accidental shooting of wife

    03/02/2010 7:29:41 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 403+ views
    grandforksherald.com ^ | 3-1-10 | Archie Ingersoll
    A Roseau (Minn.) County deputy who accidentally shot his wife in the thigh with a hunting rifle faces two misdemeanor charges, according to a news release from Warroad City Attorney Steven Anderson. Nathan Cossentine, of Roseau, Minn., is charged with transporting an uncased, loaded gun and recklessly handling a gun. Both charges carry a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found that Cossentine was inside his vehicle in the early morning hours of Nov. 8 handling the gun that accidentally went off, injuring his wife, Michelle, the release states....
  • New York May Ban Carrying Firearms While Intoxicated

    02/09/2010 7:46:30 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 21 replies · 430+ views
    armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/ ^ | 02/09/10 | Sasparilla
    There is a move to make New York the 21st state to ban intoxicated persons from carrying a firearm. Many in and out of New York believe that if a person is too drunk to drive a car, then they are too drunk to carry a firearm. If the law is passed, then violators will face a one year Class A Misdemeanor and a $10,000 fine. Here's how some states handle the issue. Michigan bans Concealed Pistol License Holders from entering businesses such as bars or taverns that make most of their money from on premises alcohol sales while the...
  • Deer Season Opener Leaves One Dead

    11/17/2009 8:42:42 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 81 replies · 1,837+ views
    KMOU.com ^ | No. 17, 2009 | Ryan Martin
    AUXVASSE - Bernie Breer, 67, died when his friend accidentally shot him after deer hunting off Route B in Callaway County. Breer was one of three hunters accidentally shot during the opening weekend of dear season. Breer's friend accidentally shot him while taking his gun off his shoulder. "The firearm discharged and hit the victim in the stomach area," Missouri Department of Conservation officer Tom Stother said. Officials reported hunters in Adair and Macon Counties were accidentally shot while deer hunting during the weekend. Last year, a total of five people were accidentally shot during all of deer season. None...
  • Gun Safety (DON'T MESS WITH THE GUN!)

    03/25/2009 11:42:07 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 27 replies · 1,104+ views
    Me | March 25th, 2009 | WakeUpAndVote
    Rule number one. Don't mess with the gun until you are told to . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWuXbTpwL8U
  • (NYC) Ex-city cop wins huge award after chair he sat in broke, sending bullet into his knee

    11/27/2008 11:50:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies · 1,427+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 11.26.08 | SCOTT SHIFREL
    It's ragged, ripped and unsteady, but you can call it the city's $4.5 million chair.  Former New York City Detective Anderson Alexander was sitting in it in Brooklyn's 73rd Precinct on Jan. 1, 2002, when his partner handed him his gun so the partner could interview a suspect.   Alexander leaned back to put the gun in his waistband, but the back of the chair gave way, his finger slipped and the 9-mm. Smith & Wesson fired a bullet into his left knee.   Now, despite the best efforts of city lawyers to portray the 11-year veteran as a klutz, a...
  • 3 shot in press conference gun blast [oh, the irony!]

    07/19/2008 8:17:15 PM PDT · by compound w · 16 replies · 237+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | July 19, 2008
    3 shot in press conference gun blast Created: 2008-7-19 0:24:19 Author:Yang Lifei THREE reporters in Sichuan Province were injured at Nanchong City Public Security Bureau when a confiscated gun accidentally went off, Chongqing Times reported yesterday. The gun was used for hunting birds and was loaded with buckshot at the time of the accident, the report said. Su Dingwei, a reporter from West China City Daily, was in stable condition after surgery. Wang Xiaofeng from Chinanews.com.cn and Zhang Yicheng from Nanchong Daily received minor injuries, the report said. The accident occurred 10 minutes after a public security bureau press conference...
  • Parents Have Good Reason To Push For Gun Safety (MN)

    06/12/2008 9:24:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies · 263+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/12/08 | James Schugel
    The parents of a young man killed in a hunting accident want everyone to act safer in their son's memory. Since starting the non-profit, BLESS, Brandon Lanie's parents have been pushing for more people to take gun safety courses. This weekend, they'll be taking their message to Buffalo Days in Buffalo, Minn. On top of food, fun and carnival rides, there will be firearms safety training for parents and their children, sponsored by BLESS which stands for Brandon Lanie Ethical Sportsmen Society. "Absolutely in his honor," said Brandon's dad, Troy. "Brandon lived, ate and breathed the outdoors. I mean, he'd...
  • ‘Survivalist’ produced explosives at home

    05/28/2008 8:52:11 AM PDT · by mnehring · 101 replies · 843+ views
    Investigators say a ‘‘survivalist” with a stockpile of food and more than 30 weapons and 230 pounds of chemicals was ‘‘rolling along” in producing explosives in his Gaithersburg townhouse when he was arrested last week. When authorities searched the man’s home, they also found his 12-year-old son sleeping with a loaded handgun under his pillow and another within reach, county police said. An anonymous tip about illegal fireworks led federal and county investigators to James L. Boka, 47, officials said. He was arrested May 21 and charged with 11 counts of possession of a destructive device, two counts of reckless...
  • A “study” claims guns being stored unsafely: what would Mark Twain say?

    Another one of those “studies” showing that guns might be unsafe (who knew?) has come out. Here’s a quote: “Over 70 percent of families surveyed reported not storing their firearms safely in their residence,” said Robert DuRant of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. “This concerns us a great deal because having guns in the home increases the likelihood that they will be used in a suicide or unintentional injury.” The good doctor would have also wanted to point out, I am sure, that, if a family didn’t have a gun in the house, then of course that missing...
  • Focus of [National] Night Out Should Turn Inward

    08/12/2007 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies · 372+ views
    JSOnline ^ | August 10, 2007 | Mike Nichols
    Last Tuesday was National Night Out. Some 35 million people, including lots around here, went out and attended "events," took some sort of symbolic stand. Over in a beat-up duplex next to Union Cemetery in Milwaukee, in the meantime, a 3-year-old girl found a loaded semiautomatic behind a stove and used it to shoot a 6-year-old boy while the boy's mother was out somewhere herself. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think we need another National Night Out.National Night Out has been going on for almost a quarter of a century, and we get the point: Take back the...
  • Rookie cop who killed himself removed clip, left bullet in chamber

    08/15/2007 6:19:19 PM PDT · by walkerk · 149 replies · 3,548+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 15, 2007 | Jaxon Van Derbeken,John Coté,
    The San Francisco rookie police officer who accidentally shot himself to death fired his weapon while displaying for a female friend how officers are taught to avoid having their guns used against them, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday. The incident happened at 1:40 a.m. Saturday during a gathering of as many as 15 people at the San Mateo apartment of the 23-year-old officer, James Gustafson Jr. According to those familiar with the incident, Gustafson was showing his Police Department-issued semiautomatic pistol after removing the clip that stores the rounds. He explained that there are ways an officer can disable a...
  • AK: School fits gun education into curriculum

    11/22/2006 9:54:09 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 19 replies · 707+ views
    AP ^ | 11/21/06 | DAN JOLING
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Tom Milliron figures Juneau school children are going to encounter guns one way or another, whether venturing armed into nearby wilderness or visiting the home of a friend. Better they learn how to handle a firearm safely than to hurt themselves through ignorance, he says. Milliron is principal of one of Juneau's two middle schools. Sixth-graders under his care last month completed an outdoor education course that included instruction in safe handling of guns and firing rounds from .22-caliber rifles. For some children, it was the first time they'd touched a gun. In gun-happy Alaska, teaching children...
  • Putting the gun in his pants was first mistake

    11/15/2006 9:20:12 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 78 replies · 3,678+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Nov. 15, 2006 | STAN FINGER
    Maybe it was karma. Three men attempted to kidnap a teenager in a dispute over stereo speakers shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Wichita police reported. One of the three pulled out a gun and fired it at the teen in the 1000 block of South Wichita. The shot missed the teen. But then the shooter jammed the gun back into the waistband of his pants -- and it went off. The bullet struck the 23-year-old man in his left testicle, causing him to cringe -- which caused the gun to fire again. The second shot struck him in the...
  • Mother of Slain Marine Wants Mercy for Two

    11/13/2006 6:36:47 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 6 replies · 740+ views
    AP ^ | 11/13/06
    Mother of Slain Marine Wants Mercy for 2 By JAY REEVES ASSOCIATED PRESS CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - Marine MP Adam R. Fales died in Iraq, but not on its ruthless streets. He was killed in the barracks at Camp Fallujah, an M-16 slug in the back of his head. At first, when it looked as if Fales had been murdered by an insurgent or perhaps even a comrade, Fales' mother wanted eye-for-an-eye justice. But since then, she has learned that it was a terrible accident involving two fellow Marines. Now, she wants justice tempered by mercy. Glenda Fales said she...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 10-02-2006

    10/02/2006 6:28:01 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 488+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-02-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. This man would still be alive IF-- (He wasn't involved in a tiff!) I guess he got bored Now a Darwin award? And the band plays "I shot the Sherriff"
  • Making room for young guns(With an emphasis on safety, firearms shop offers kids' area)

    08/12/2006 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Dysart · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8-12-06 | KARIN SHAW ANDERSON
    You're never too young for a gun, says Beverly Melton. Tara Talley, 11, of Garland shows off a 20-gauge shotgun at B&S Guns in Garland. The store's Kids Corner offers smaller rifles and shotguns. 'These are the guns that teach them how to handle a gun,' said co-owner Steve Melton. Tara Talley, 11, of Garland shows off a 20-gauge shotgun at B&S Guns in Garland. The store's Kids Corner offers smaller rifles and shotguns. 'These are the guns that teach them how to handle a gun,' said co-owner Steve Melton. "A lot of guys come in and want to buy...
  • 3-year-old accidentally shoots mother

    03/13/2006 7:15:16 AM PST · by On the Road to Serfdom · 91 replies · 1,601+ views
    Police trying to piece together why a gun was stored in a family's couch and how it ended up in a three-year-old's hands. According to police the boy found the gun in it's hiding place in the couch. When the boy's mother saw her son with the gun she took it from him, removed the clip, and put the gun back in the couch not knowing it was still loaded. "The three year-old picked up the gun and fired it - there was a round still in the chamber - striking the mother in the knee," St. Paul Police Officer...
  • See Dick. Run! (Hunting Accident and Incident Report)

    02/13/2006 5:31:35 PM PST · by frankjr · 95 replies · 2,471+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/13/06 | na
    The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today issued a report on Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting Saturday of a fellow quail hunter on a sprawling Texas ranch. The hunting accident report, a copy of which you can find below, briefly recounts how Cheney plugged Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Austin lawyer, with birdshot in the face, neck, and chest. According to the state report, Cheney was wearing a "blaze orange" cap and "coat/vest" and brown trousers and was toting an Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun. In addition to the document's release, wildlife officials reported today that while Cheney had purchased a...
  • Gun Safety 101 Sparks Debate (in Arizona Schools)

    05/24/2005 10:42:04 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 75 replies · 1,752+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 25, 2005 | FoxNews
    Arizona schools have added a fourth "R" to reading, writing and arithmetic — rifles. Students who choose to enroll in this new course learn the safe way to handle a gun and earn one credit — the equivalent to ceramics or photography electives. Critics are gunning the debate; they say handing teenagers loaded weapons equals trouble. “We learn life skills, like when we miss [a shot], not to get mad. You learn a lot of cooperation with your team members,” said student Kim Peters. And many parents argue they would rather their children learn how to handle a gun and...
  • Gun Safety Class in S.C. Ends With a Bang

    05/13/2005 1:34:56 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies · 1,304+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2005
    ANDERSON, S.C. May 12, 2005 — A gunshot was fired into the floor in an Anderson County middle school after a student accidentally pulled the trigger of a deputy's holstered gun. The gun fired Wednesday morning after a student grabbed it as the deputy told them how hard it was to take a gun from an officer's holster, Sheriff David Crenshaw said. The student's finger apparently was small enough to get inside the holster and pull the trigger, the sheriff said. The bullet fired into the floor, and debris cut and scratched two students. But no one was seriously injured,...
  • Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School

    05/12/2005 8:31:10 AM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 80 replies · 1,571+ views
    Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School Two Students Get Minor Cuts From Debris Story by The Carolina Channel ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- An Anderson County school resource officer's gun accidentally discharged Wednesday morning. Anderson County chief deputy Tim Busha said it all started when students asked school resource officer Robert Miller how his holster works. Busha said during the demonstration, Miller was trying to explain to the students that the holsters are so secure that no one could take an officer's gun. At that point, Miller told a student to try and take the gun out, said Busha....
  • Arizona Law Offers Gun-Safety Elective to High School Students

    04/15/2005 8:03:37 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 16 replies · 2,171+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 15, 2005 | Melanie Hunter
    Arizona Law Offers Gun-Safety Elective to High School Students By Melanie Hunter CNSNews.com Deputy Managing Editor April 15, 2005 (CNSNews.com) - An Arizona bill designed to teach gun safety to children has been signed into law by Gov. Janet Napolitano. Arizona State Senate Bill 1271 was unanimously approved by the state Senate and passed the state House by a three-to-one margin. The law requires high schools to offer a gun-safety class as an elective, giving students credit toward a high school diploma. A "shoot safely" requirement was included in the bill as a statutory rule to prevent gun control advocates...
  • Shooting victim bids on firm that made flawed gun

    08/12/2004 6:37:27 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 53 replies · 1,150+ views
    AP ^ | July 25, 2004 | AP
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A California teenager left paralyzed by an accidental shooting a decade ago placed a bid in federal bankruptcy court recently to buy the flawed handgun's manufacturer so he can shut it down. Brandon Maxfield, 17, raised $175,000, much of it through his Web site, to buy bankrupt Bryco Arms of Costa Mesa, Calif. He wants to melt down 70,000 unassembled guns and close the company for good. Bryco filed for bankruptcy in 2003 after a jury awarded the teenager $51 million in damages in a lawsuit. Maxfield's bid to purchase Bryco was $25,000 more than the...
  • NJ Rifle program teaches gun safety to children

    07/28/2004 6:31:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 368+ views
    Garrett Fletcher loves to play video games, especially Medal of Honor for Playstation. Through the Riverdale Junior Rifle Program, the 9-year-old from Pompton Lakes said he can imagine he's in the game, as he shoots at paper targets and wooden stakes. He's also learned that precision shooting in real life isn't as easy as in video games. "It's pretty tough," Garrett said. "It's a lot easier to shoot the stake." **** Before they are allowed to shoot, members are put through a safety program. There is a video and 30-minute lecture given by Berretta. They are also taught proper gun...
  • Kids learn how to handle firearms safely at shooting range

    05/17/2004 6:03:27 AM PDT · by Puppage · 32 replies · 431+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | 5/9/2004 | Puppage
    Ten-year-old Michael Cantafio of Milford never handled a real firearm until Saturday. Shannon Anderson, 9, of Fairfield had, but was interested in learning more about firearm safety. The two got what they were looking for and more during the first free children's firearms safety course at the Bridgeport Shooting Range, 1918 Stratford Ave. "Our role is to educate as many people as possible on the safety of firearms," said Jamie Keever, the range manager. "I always say it's not the gun that hurts people, it's the people behind the gun." So on Saturday morning, Keever and Jeff DiStasio, a firearms...