While there is no way we could chronicle all of tragic, absurd dangers the cult of gundamentalism has inflicted on the United States, it’s important to occasionally highlight the human face and overwhelming magnitude of the crisis of gun deaths in the United States. This periodic feature is designed to expose those realities as well as show the truth about the “good guy with a gun” myth.
1-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot in Her Crib in Compton – – “A 1-year-old girl was resting in her crib, surrounded by family members inside a converted garage in Compton, Calif., when a bullet came through the garage door and struck her in the head, leaving her mortally wounded.” New York Times
W.Va. House OKs Bill Letting People Carry Concealed Guns Without A Permit : The Two-Way : – “By more than a 2-1 ratio, lawmakers in West Virginia’s House of Delegates have approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed handguns without a permit. The only concealed-carry permits would be for people who are 18-21 years old. Urging her colleagues to approve the bill, its 19-year-old sponsor, Delegate Saira Blair, said that while she was frightened by death threats she had received, she would feel more secure knowing she could protect herself.” NPR
Meet the gunsplainer. You probably know one. – “Here’s the bottom line: Lax gun laws put single women at risk. But, together, we can shut down the gunsplainers and take action to keep young women safe. Spread the word by sharing this site with your friends and family” Everytown for Gun Safety
Area police oppose W.Va. concealed-carry gun law change – – “A proposal by the West Virginia Legislature to allow state residents to carry a concealed gun without a permit does not have the support of area law-enforcement leaders.
Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth “Kenny” Lemaster Jr. said House Bill 4145, which has been dubbed the “Constitutional Carry Bill,” will have a chilling effect between officers and law-abiding residents.” Herald Mail
Man charged in October accidental shooting at Idaho gun show | – “A Washington man has been charged in connection to an accidental shooting at a gun show in Garden City, Idaho. Two men were injured Oct. 31 when a rifle fired at the Expo Idaho gun show.” KPVI
Man charged for accidentally shooting teen mom – – “According to the affidavit, Gray admitted he was “fumbling around with the gun” before it fell on the floor and “fired one shot, hitting the victim.”” WBRC
Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office: 5-Year-Old Accidentally Shot After Finding Gun – “Investigators are still trying to piece together what led to the accidental shooting of a 5-year-old boy near Forney. Much of the activity CBS 11 saw from detectives focused on a trailer next to Official Paintball Games of Texas. In a positive sign, a family member said when the doctors went to intubate the boy, he woke up and he was alert. That’s certainly good news, considering that deputies said he was shot in the back of the head” CBS DFW
Irondale Community School mourns loss of student killed in accidental shooting | – “To students and faculty at Irondale Community School, Kimberly Reylander was simply known as “Kimi.” On Monday they returned to school for the first time without her. Irondale Police say Reylander was accidentally shot on Saturday by her 3-year-old brother. Investigators believe the boy had gotten a hold of a loaded gun which was stored in a nightstand at the home of their great grandparents.” WBMA
Maine man fatally shoots fellow hunter, a Connecticut trooper, on Texas ranch – – “Chase and Davis were in the same party hunting wild boar on the Cinco Ranch in Maverick County around sundown Saturday. Chase told police he thought he was shooting at a wild hog in the brush and didn’t realize it was Davis, who investigators said was wearing a black shirt. Alvin Chase Jr. who was in the hunting party, declined to discuss what happened when reached by telephone Tuesday night.” Portland Press Herald
Accidental shooting leads to arrest of boyfriend – ” A Marion area resident was airlifted to a Shreveport hospital Monday night after accidentally shooting herself in the upper chest with a small caliber pistol. During the investigation, Union Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested her boyfriend on three felony charges.” KNOE
13-year-old critically hurt in accidental shooting has died | – ”
New information has been released about the accidental shooting death of a local 13-year-old boy. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, an 18-year-old told deputies the gun went off when he fell off a Hoverboard” WESH
Standoff with armed man in Bozeman ends – “A man was arrested Wednesday after a 12-hour standoff with law enforcement on the north end of Bozeman.
According to Bozeman Police Chief Steve Crawford, 26-year-old Wesley Brockmeyer-Barnhart was arrested around 4:35 p.m. outside of his home on the 1200 block of North Ninth Avenue, in the neighborhood just west of Santa Fe Reds.” Bozeman Daily Chronicle
House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance | TheHill – “House Democrat Rep. (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance.
The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement.” The Hill