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Bullets Killed 28,000 Children, Teens Between 2002 And 2012

That’s 13 children shot and killed in America for every solder killed in Afghanistan. More than 450 kids didn’t make it to kindergarten. Another 2,700 or more were killed by a firearm before they could sit behind the wheel of a car. Every day, on average, seven children were shot dead. A News21 investigation of [...]

It’s a good thing they’re selling that gun. Two women were traveling to a Taylorsville pawn shop to sell a gun. The 33-year-old female passenger sitting in the back seat was manipulating the gun and accidentally discharged it, shooting the 53-year-old front passenger in the back, according to Unified Police officer Jared Richardson. The 53-year-old [...]

He thought it was an intruder, but it was his own daughter. After his home alarm sounded, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Easton McDonald thought someone was breaking into his home when he saw a dark figure moving toward him. He fired his own gun only to discover the person was his own 16-year-old daughter, [...]

After robbing someone at gunpoint with an accomplice, a man accidentally Second Amendmented himself in Northeast Philadelphia, according to the police. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Police say two men, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, robbed a person of cash and a cell phone, but while the [...]

A Douglas, GA police deputy shot Dakota Corbitt in the back of the knee while in pursuit of a suspect during a raid at a residence. Investigators were searching for 19-year-old Christopher Barnett when Corbitt was shot. Barnett was wanted on suspicion of robbery and the shooting of a police officer. Barnett was captured by [...]

Here’s a great idea: If you have guns, use them as guns. Don’t use them as bookends, paperweights or, for God’s sake, as a crutch to help you get up from a couch. An Oregon man told police he was using his assault rifle as a crutch to help him get up from a couch [...]

The Arizona child was killed by a ricocheted bullet during a round of handgun shooting with his family. The boy, who was hit in the neck, was airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital early Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies said. He died of his wounds on Thursday, said Christopher Hegstrom, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. [...]

The gun show vendor was demonstrating the use of a concealed carry wallet holster. The name of his business: In Case of Emergency Enterprises. Geoffrey Hawk was shilling for his company at the Eagle Arms Gun Show when the incident happened. Hawk told police that it was possible that someone loaded the gun when he [...]

Mom stepped out for a moment, leaving her 5-year-0ld to play with his birthday present–a .22 cal. rifle. While Mom was out, the child shot his 2-year-old sister, Caroline Sparks. He added that in the area it is not uncommon for parents to give their young children weapons. “In this part of the country, it’s not uncommon [...]

A 14-inch artillery shell wound up in an Oklahoma house that came from a gun show 3 miles away. The homeowner, Gene Kelley, said he heard a large crash inside his home. “It’s unbelievable,” Kelley said. “Unless you were here to see it or see the pictures I’ve got, you would not believe how huge [...]

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