More NRA Caused Carnage

Anonymous Proxy

#1 Aug 5, 2013
A little more activity this week than we've seen lately, with a heavy concentration of home invasion shootings (eight), two additional hotel room invasion shootings, eight target shooting accidents (not including a ninth that I saw recounted by an eye witness on a gun owner's online forum, but not in a news report), three gun-in-the-waistband injuries, two incidents involving cops and/or security guards (including one at the nuclear weapons production facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee), two people who shot themselves cleaning loaded weapons, and three people who dropped their guns and accidentally shot themselves in so doing.
Worth a special mention this week are the New Hampshire man who shot himself while sleepwalking, the Arkansas gents who gave us this year's 12th accidental discharge at a gun show, and ...(drum roll, please...) Rock Hill, South Carolina's amazing sixth and seventh #GunFAIL entries.

Also worthy of note, for those of you who've expressed concern about the rate of gun injuries in this country and found yourselves confronted with demands that you be equally concerned about the rate of swimming pool drownings, this week we have the Perfect Storm of accidental injuries waiting to happen. From Tekonsha, Michigan, comes the story of a 7-year-old girl facing what surely would have been a drowning in her family's backyard pool, saved by a quick-thinking (and gun-owning) neighbor, who helpfully shot her in the arm before she could meet that fate. Thank you, Mister Armed American!

Besides this fortunate 7-year-old, the child victims of GunFAIL this week were ages 2, 4, 7, 13, 14, 16, 16 and two juveniles of unspecified age.

Below the fold, this week's accounting of GunFAIL, preceded by two additional entries which are submitted for your consideration, but are uncounted in the official tally. The second of the two is the above-mentioned tale reported only on the online gun owner's forum, but without any corroborating news report. The first is a story that involves no actual firearms, but bears directly on the subject nonetheless. Be sure to note the outcome of the simulation designed as a training for the "posse" organized by the infamous Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio to "protect" the area's public schools. See if you can guess who ended up "shot." You people are pretty smart. I'll bet you can figure it out.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Aug 6, 2013
More NRA Caused Carnage wrote:
When a powerful lobby like the NRA is able to force our elected officials to ignore the will of 90+% of voters, something is wrong.
Our forefathers would be appalled.
Since we already have gun control laws, I must assume you want to repeal the second amendment.

Where is it written that 90% of voters want to repeal the second amendment?

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#6 Aug 6, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Over 90% of voters want responsible gun control laws.
Then they should be happy. They already have what they allegedly want in most if not all states. And where does that 90% number come from anyway?

Tempe, AZ

#8 Aug 6, 2013
Like mandatory background checks?

Seattle, WA

#9 Aug 7, 2013
Don't bother teabaggers with facts.

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