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NASHVILLE -- I didn't attend the local rally against gun violence on March 24, though more than 10,000 Nashvillians did. ... has become our unconscious habit because such emergencies are no longer so unthinkable: Americans are now more likely to be shot to death than to die in a car accident.
HOUSTON - On this April Fool's Day, this story is a reminder not to fool around with guns! Houston police were called out to a shooting at the Valero station off Southmore Boulevard in southeast Houston late Saturday night. HPD Detective John Roberts says, "The disturbance appears to be kids playing with ...

Guns had their place, but not first place! My perceptions of guns began to change. During my teen years, five teenagers I knew died from gun carelessness and accidents. Their funerals were big; their bodies lying still, forever and ever! Dangers of guns hit home. During my college years, rural life was ...
4-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots Himself With Father's Gun: Police. The child picked up his father's gun that was left on a bed, according to investigators. By David Chang. Published at 6:50 PM EDT on Apr 1, 2018
A new study found that ignition interlocks administered to drunk drivers have prevented deadly accidents. The study examined trends in alcohol-related car accidents with fatalities from 1982 until 2013. Since states began passing mandatory interlock laws in 1993, fatalities resulting from drunk driving ...
... others were playing with a gun early Sunday morning, according to police. The Houston Police Department said the three were sitting in a vehicle at a Valero near Southmore Blvd and Almeda Road when the shooting happened. The person who shot the victim said it was an accident, according to police.

An Edmonton police officer was injured in an accident at the service's firing range Sunday afternoon. Northeast division Staff Sgt. Paul Czerwonka said the officer “had an accident at the firing range” while training. The officer avoided serious injury and was receiving medical treatment, Czerwonka said.
In 1972, the number of people killed annually in car accidents in the United States peaked at 54,589. It has trended downward ever since ... Owning a gun is a founding principle of being an American, and we have 350 million citizen guns to prove it, by far the most of any other country. But, much like motor ...
A 23-year-old Bartlesville man was arrested Tuesday after he was reportedly caught following a hit and run accident, driving under the influence with drugs ... Elijah Donovan Robles, 23, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, traffic accident, possession of marijuana with intent to ...
Ocosta Elementary teacher Jackie George believes guns shouldn't be allowed in classrooms, and said having one could lead to accidental injuries. ... “There are too many instances where children could get a hold of a gun, or accidents could happen, and teachers would be used as scapegoats the ...
One element of the N.R.A.'s argument is true: Guns are inherently dangerous. But there are proven ways to make them safer. One study found that more than 40 percent of accidental gun deaths could have been avoided if the gun was equipped with at least one safety feature. Because of the act, gun ...
SEASIDE (CBS SF) — The investigation into a teacher who accidentally fired a gun at Seaside High School during an “educational demonstration” has been forwarded to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office for review, according to the Seaside Police Department. On March 13, teacher and Sand ...
Among those who have a gun in their household, about eight-in-ten (78 percent) say guns help enhance safety. But among those who do not have a gun at home, a majority — 58 percent — say guns reduce safety by giving too many people access to firearms and increasing the chances for accidental ...
While Eddie Eagle is the NRA's attempt to create an apolitical, kid-friendly safety mascot like Smokey the Bear or Woodsy Owl, the risk guns pose are very ... the NRA claims that a single 2001 study published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing Online named Eddie Eagle the best gun accident prevention ...
NEW: Blood spatter debunks woman's claim that killing was accident ... He was experienced with guns, she said. Her story varied as to whether Francis thought the gun had ... Authorities suspect she moved the bottle, as well as the gun, to make the shooting appear accidental. Evidence showed that her ...
A 2017 piece by Melinda Wenner Moyer in Scientific American also ran through the evidence, concluding that gun ownership was associated with a higher risk of homicide, suicide, and accidental shootings. People often think that guns will potentially protect them from a home invader. But these kinds of ...
It's time media writers stop describing unintended gunfire as an "accidental" discharge. If a gun discharges bullets, it is not an accident. Gun owners or people handling guns should never point a gun in the direction of an individual even if it is unloaded (no magazine with bullets and/or bullets in the ...

Look at guns in the home, first ... However, safety counselling from your child's general pediatrician or family doctor can be extremely effective in preventing accidents and keeping children healthy. ... Many children and adolescents that I have cared for in the ICU were admitted for accidental gun injuries.
Accidental gun discharge in Aspen leads to probation ... A Morrison man who said he accidentally dropped his gun while drunk last fall, causing it to fire a round through the glass door of a nearby apartment building, will spend the next two ... "I hope to learn from my mistake that alcohol and guns don't mix.
The accidental handgun firing in California was one of two such incidents at schools in the United States one day before scheduled student walkouts across ... Both accidents added fuel to an ongoing national debate over proposals by the Trump administration, the National Rifle Association, and other gun ...
A teacher who is also a reserve police officer trained to use a gun accidentally discharged a firearm at Seaside High School in Monterey County, California, on Tuesday. According to the local outlet KSBW, Dennis Alexander's gun went off around 1 pm while he was teaching a course about gun safety.
According to the Detroit News, in 1917, there were 65,000 vehicles on the road resulting in 7,171 accidents and 168 fatalities, three-fourths of which were pedestrians. Children were ... In all of that exposure to weapons, I have seen a few accidental discharges, fortunately aimed in a safe direction. However ...
Evanston woman Tara Spero is determined to recover and thankful for community support after losing her left lower leg from an accidental gunshot wound ... Tara said she was raised around guns, is comfortable with them, and that she and her family are meticulous in the care of their firearms, keeping them ...
There aren't many smart guns to choose from. Major US gun manufacturers seem wary of developing or selling smart guns, and with reason. After Colt and Smith & Wesson, two major US gun manufacturers, agreed in 2000 to create government-sponsored smart guns to prevent accidental shootings and ...
Ideally, solid research leads to effective public health policies, which then reduce deaths, be it from guns, car accidents or fires. ... 13 types of gun policies, including concealed carry laws and waiting periods, and their impact on health, and safety, including mass shootings, suicides and accidental deaths.
A student killed in an apparent gun accident at an Alabama high school Wednesday has been identified as 17-year-old Courtlin Lashawn Arrington, and a person of interest is in custody, reports CBS affiliate WIAT. ... "We consider it accidental until the investigation takes us elsewhere," Wilson said.
A student killed in an apparent gun accident at an Alabama high school Wednesday has been identified as 17-year-old Courtlin Lashawn Arrington, and a person of interest is in custody, reports CBS affiliate WIAT. ... "We consider it accidental until the investigation takes us elsewhere," Wilson said.
The 13-year-old thought the rifle was an unloaded BB gun and shot the 7-year-old once in the neck. Dotie, investigators said, concealed the weapon in the closet and told paramedics that the child had been cut on a broken window. Calls to Marcus Hines and Angie Willhite, Public Information Officers for the ...
Two students were shot in what is believed to be an accidental shooting at an Alabama high school Wednesday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate WIAT-TV. A 17-year-old female student was killed, Birmingham, Alabama mayor Randall Woodfin said. The other was reportedly critically injured, but is in stable ...
Several potential jurors seem skeptical of prominent lawyer's accidental gun discharge excuse ... McIver maintains he accidentally shot his wife in September 2016 while holding a gun in his lap. McIver ... Someone has to pull the trigger and guns “just don't accidentally discharge,” the prospective juror said.
Shortly after midnight on February 1st, McCracken County Sheriff's deputies were called to the area of Cook Street in Farley on report of a shooting. Deputies learned that 19-year-old Noah Wilkins of Hickory had accidentally shot himself in the leg with a .357 Magnum Taurus revolver while sitting in a car.
The city is giving away free gun locks after a 9-year-old Milwaukee girl was killed in an apparent accidental shooting, as her parents face possible charges related to child neglect and leaving the gun in easy reach. Miyanna D. Jelks was fatally shot by her 9-year-old brother Saturday afternoon inside their ...
California authorities are considering criminal charges against a high school math teacher who allegedly accidentally discharged a firearm during a class about public safety, non-fatally injuring a male student, according to multiple reports. According to the Washington Post, Dennis Alexander is a reserve ...
Both accidents occurred just days after President Trump vowed to push ahead on his proposal to arm school employees with guns, a controversial idea that would entail partnering with local law enforcement to provide teachers and other school officials with firearms training after a gunman killed 17 people ...
UPDATE: Man seriously wounded in accidental shooting at Davenport gun show. Courier Lee News ... Guns of all shapes and sizes sit on a table to pick up and handle Saturday during the Big Bore Gun Show held at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. ... “It's a freak accident,” he said Monday.
Jones said it's legal for Ohio teachers to carry guns in schools — provided that their school boards “have the guts to make it a reality.” ... When the issue of gun-related mishaps and accidental discharges were brought up, Jones noted that those same accidents happen with police officers who've been ...
The justices haven't taken a Second Amendment case in almost a decade, to the benefit of states—like Florida—that want to tighten gun laws. ... of many years, or the mere specter of such litigation, threatens to leave cities without effective protection against gun violence and accidents during that time.
Far more gun deaths are a result of suicide and accidental shootings, many of which could be prevented via the use of such innovations as biometric or ... try to create an end-to-end smart gun manufacturer (i.e., the Tesla of guns) that could truly eat into the relationship between American firearms and American hospitals.
A North Charleston woman who reported that an unknown gunman shot her son is facing a criminal charge after investigators determined the boy's injuries were caused by an accidental firearm discharge at her home. Police on Thursday arrested Samantha Baker and charged the 32-year-old mother with ...
Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said the little boy found a gun and accidentally shot himself with it when he was handling it. He was rushed to the hospital, where he passed away. No charges are expected in the case. The chief called the incident a “tragic accident.” Many have offered their ...
ELGIN — An Elgin man has been sentenced to two months in jail on weapons charges in connection with a 2016 gun accident that killed a child at his home. Attorneys for Daniel Henriksen, 30, had asked the court for probation for the charge of being a drug user in possession of a firearm because ...
But based on the evidence we do have, there's enough to suggest that putting more guns in schools could actually make gun violence worse. .... He looked at how many gun homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings there were in comparison to “justifiable” homicides (“the killing of a felon, during the ...
Santa Barbara Teen Dies of Injuries Suffered in Accidental Shooting ... Kaiden Vague, a 16-year-old student at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, has died of injuries suffered last week in an accidental shooting at a gun ... He reportedly was training with his father and brother at the time of the accident.
And despite the growing number of mass shootings nationally, there is a model for how to effectively update and strengthen gun laws. ... examiner's office in Connecticut, the number of deaths resulting from firearms — including homicides, suicides and accidents — fell to 164 in 2016, from 226 in 2012.
An irresponsible measure already approved by the Kansas House is billed as a gun rights proposal that allegedly would enhance public safety. In reality, this is another act of reckless endangerment brought to us by the gun lobby. Meanwhile, sensible bills that would ban bump stocks and remove guns ...
The difficulty of defining what exactly a school shooting is highlights how common it is to find guns on school grounds — in the hands of intruders, security personnel, and the students themselves. Should the accidental firing of a weapon count as a school shooting? What if someone is injured or killed in ...
Nobody should take out a gun in a case like this unless he means to use it. "Accidents" can't happen if you don't have a gun in your hands. I have stopped at a farm for help when I had a flat tire. The farmer had a tire that fit and installed it for me and just asked for me to drop it off when I had my tire fixed.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Arlington police are investigating an accidental shooting that left a 17-year-old girl in critical condition late Thursday night. It happened just ... The shooter will be charged with tampering with physical evidence and the driver will be charged with tampering with a gun's serial number.
When pressed again on whether he would "actively speak out" and "be proactive on the research initiative" as it relates to guns, Azar responded that "we certainly will." "Our Centers ... "With more than 30,000 Americans dying each year from gun violence and firearm-related accidents, the time to act is now.".
Many other gun deaths are accidents. Such accidents happen more often in America than nearly any other country. I'd argue that's not because Americans are more accident-prone, but because guns are available here in staggeringly disproportionate terms compared to other advanced or industrialized ...


 

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