Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Man shot while boating on river

A 60-year-old Wisconsin man was enjoying a weekend pontoon ride when he was unexpectedly shot in the left shoulder. Police believe the gun was fired by someone on the river shoreline and say the shooting appears to be accidental.
The man is expected to make a full recovery. "The rib pretty much stopped the bullet," he said, "Higher or lower, would have hit the lung or got the spine."
The local sheriff estimates that the .22 caliber shot was capable of traveling a mile or more and reminds those using guns to take extra precautions and make sure they shoot in a safe manner.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Airman unintentionally shot in foot at Air Force gun range

An airman at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska was shooting at the base gun range. Another individual was trying to clear a malfunction in his gun. The gun discharged, hitting the airman in the foot. Many details about the shooting remain incomplete and police are still trying to piece together what happened.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Toddler grabs gun from countertop.......

A two-year-old North Carolina boy was visiting relatives when he picked up a handgun sitting on a countertop. The toddler unintentionally shot himself, was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. The case is under investigation by the sheriff's office.
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Woman dies after being unintentionally shot by husband

A 35-year-old Tennessee woman, Wendy, was driving a golf cart on her farm. At the same time her 33-year-old husband, Kenneth, was exiting his nearby truck holding a rifle. Kenneth told police that the gun accidentally discharged, striking Wendy in the back. Wendy was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery. She succumbed to her injuries.
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Monday, June 21st is National ASK Day

ASK Day is a national day of focus on the lifesaving message of the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign. ASK Day takes place on the first day of every summer, a time of year when children play more often in other homes.

Parents ask all sorts of questions to protect their children when they go play at the home of a friend, neighbor or relative. But there is one important question that more than half of parents say it never even occurred to them to ask: "Is there a gun where my child plays?"

The ASK campaign encourages parents to ASK if there are guns in the homes where their children play. It is a simple idea that is undoubtedly saving lives.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

He took the gun and smashed it against a tree......

An Ohio man got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend. She got the shotgun and fired a round into the air next to their porch. He grabbed the gun away from her and smashed it against a tree. That's when the gun went off, shooting him in the abdomen. He was taken to the hospital by Medflight and later charged with using weapons while intoxicated.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Teen injured while target shooting

A 19-year-old Michigan teen was target practicing with two of his friends near his home. One of the teens dropped a gun and the gun discharged, hitting the victim in the lower back. The teen is expected to recover from his injuries.
"Accidents happen all the time during hunting season and not," said a Michigan State Police officer. He said this shooting could have been avoided. The teens were walking with loaded weapons and the safety was not on.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Man charged with firing gun which injured 7-year-old

A 20-year-old North Carolina man was handling a gun "in a careless and even threatening manner" when the gun went off. The bullet struck and injured his 7-year-old cousin.
As her mother rushed her daughter to the hospital the van they were driving ran out of gas. Another driver stopped and took them to the child and her mother to the hospital. The child is expected to fully recover from her injuries. The man has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mother and son charged in boy's shooting death

A Florida woman and her 14-year-old son have been charged in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy. According to police reports the two boys were home from school when Jeff Dilworth went and got his mother's 9mm handgun from her bedroom nightstand and showed it to his friend, Daniel Torres. Torres removed the magazine and Dilworth, thinking the gun was unloaded, pulled the trigger. Tragically, a bullet remaining in the chamber fired, striking young Torres in the head, killing him.
14-year-old Dilworth is being charged as an adult. He faces a charge of manslaughter with a possible sentence of up to 30 years.
Because Florida law requires gun owners to prevent children from gaining access to firearms and requires firearms to be stored in a locked container or with a trigger lock, Dilworth's mother Shari Edwards, 50, is charged with culpable negligence, a felony charge that carries a maximum five-year sentence.
Mother and son are expected to appear in bond court together.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Loaded gun knocked off gun rack.......

A 17-year-old Tennessee boy was running through a narrow hallway in his home when he bumped a gun rack on the wall, knocking a loaded gun from the rack. While trying to grab the gun to keep it from falling the gun fired. The bullet struck his 15-year-old brother, Brandon. Brandon later died from his injuries.
Brandon was a star athlete on the local football team. According to the football coach his death "affects the football team, the children, the family, mother and father."
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Hammond collected lighters that looked like guns.....

37-year-old Stephania Hammond of Hardy, Arkansas likes to collect lighters that look like guns. Her home care client, John Sitz, collects real guns. Last week, Hammond stopped by to do some paperwork with Sitz. While there she picked up a very small .22 Magnum derringer four shot pistol and went to light a cigarette. Sitz describes hearing a loud bang followed by Hammond saying "Damn lighter." She then fell into unconsciousness with an gunshot wound to the abdomen and died on the way to the hospital.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Man unintentionally shoots himself in testicles

A man shopping in a Lowe's store in Washington state suffered injuries when the handgun stuck in the waistband of his pants went off.
According to police, "It made a loud noise and scared a lot of people in the store. He shot himself in the testicles and he also had some injuries to his leg and foot. He was obviously in shock."
Fortunately, no one else in the store was hurt when the gun discharged. The man appeared to have been shopping alone.
Ohh shoot.