Sunday, June 18, 2017

Typical week in Gun Nut nation

Twelve of 133 guns found in carry-on luggage by TSA agents at airports throughout the country, during the two-week period from April 3-16, 2017.
Daily Kos

GunFail in Daily Kos:

...A fairly typical week, by the numbers. Sixteen people accidentally shot themselves, eleven people were killed in gun accidents, nine kids were accidentally shot, six people accidentally fired guns they claimed they were cleaning or otherwise “inspecting,” four people were accidentally shot during their target practice (one more just couldn’t wait to get to the range, and was accidentally shot in the car on the way there), four people accidentally fired their weapons into neighboring properties (plus one more incident in which a passerby in golf cart was struck by a stray round), three people accidentally shot family members or significant others, and two people accidentally fired their weapons while shopping at neighborhood Walmart stores...

See also Police Shooting Innocent People Is One of the Most Common Forms of Gun Violence.

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