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Accidental Shooting

Want to Learn About Gun Safety? Just Ask the NRA

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The fact that the NRA has never conducted any study to test the before-and-after results of distributing their safety literature either in classrooms or in community groups makes it impossible to accept their self-congratulatory statements about teaching gun safety to kids.

Police Chief In Georgia Accidentally Shot His Wife On New Year Day

AP | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) -- Investigators say a police chief in Georgia reported that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day. Her conditio...

Andres Jauregui

Dog Shoots Man | Andres Jauregui | Posted 12.18.2014 | Weird News

Stop trying to teach your old dog new tricks, and teach yourself some gun safety! A Wyoming man is recovering in the hospital after his dog acciden...

Guns and Children -- Don't Be Ignorant

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime
Jason P. Stadtlander

It is our responsibility as parents to create and follow guidelines that will teach our children and make a safer world for them to live in. Ultimately it is we the parents that are responsible for our children, not our government.

Cop Accidentally Fires Gun Inside Target

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

An off-duty Honolulu police officer alleges he accidentally fired his gun while he was in the bathroom of a Target store on Saturday. According to ...

Woman Shoots Grandson, Mistook Him For Intruder

AP | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Florida say a 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and...

Wisconsin Boy, 3, Shoots Self In Head With Mom's Gun

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.06.2014 | Crime

A 3-year-old Milwaukee boy remained in critical condition Monday after shooting himself with a gun he found in the glove box of his mother's car. ...

Dad Charged In Death Of Girl, 3, Who Shot Self In Head

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

A Florida man faces criminal charges after his daughter fatally shot herself with a pistol that he left lying around his Lake Worth home, according to...

Police: Murder Suspect Accidentally Shot Himself

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington State say they have arrested a murder suspect who accidentally shot himself when he mistakenly thought he was getting pulled...

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Accidental Shooting

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A 10-year-old girl died Monday morning from gunshot wounds she suffered in an accidental shooting the night before, MetroNews of West Virginia reports...

Building Inspector Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Bathroom

WXYZ | Posted 09.12.2013 | Detroit

WARREN (WXYZ) - A 62-year-old building inspector for the city of Warren is recovering after he accidentally shot himself inside City Hall. It happe...

Man Accidentally Shoots Girlfriend With Shotgun: Police

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime

A Texas man faces criminal charges after authorities say he accidentally shot his girlfriend in the chest with a shotgun early Tuesday. Police in S...

Man Showing Off Assault Rifle Accidentally Kills Teen: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

A 23-year-old Louisiana man accidentally fired an assault rifle while showing it off to a group of friends, killing a 16-year-old, police said. Chr...

10-Year-Old Killed In Accidental Shooting

Posted 06.05.2013 | Crime

A 10-year-old boy was killed in San Diego after an accidental shooting Tuesday. According to police, the child and a 9-year-old girl were handling ...

'Zombie Game' Leads To Accidental Shooting Of Teen

Posted 06.04.2013 | Weird News

Brains. A 16-year-old Arkansas boy was hospitalized Monday after his friend accidentally shot him with a .40-caliber handgun, cops said. Trevor Har...

It Didn't Have to Happen

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A law requiring Levi Reed's grandfather to store his gun safely might have saved Noah McGuire's life. Enough is enough. It is time for responsible citizens everywhere to stand up to the gun lobby and demand that politicians pass common sense gun safety and safe storage laws.

Shooting At Arlington National Cemetery

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- One person was injured after an accidental shooting in the parking lot at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. A spokeswoma...

4-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots 13-Year-Old To Death

Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

An 11-year-old Florida boy has died after being shot by a four-year-old relative on Mother's Day at a Lake City apartment complex, according to a Depa...

Jason Cherkis

'I Saw Her Fall Backwards ... Everything Just Froze' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Kingsley Rowe, 43, has both a bachelor's degree in information systems management and a masters in social work from New York University. He has a wife...

3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Himself With Uncle's Gun

Posted 05.08.2013 | Crime

A 3-year-old Florida boy fatally shot himself Tuesday using a gun he found in the bedroom that he shared with his uncle. Jadarrius Speights was alo...

Jason Linkins

Kentucky Toddler's Shooting Death: A 'Natural Consequence' Of Gun Culture? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

This past Tuesday, in Cumberland County, Ky., a 2-year-old girl was killed when her 5-year-old brother accidentally shot her with a .22-caliber rifle ...

Police: Boy Shoots, Kills Little Sister

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Crime

BURKESVILLE, Ky. -- Authorities in southern Kentucky say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother, who was pl...

Woman Kills Husband During Drunk Gun Lesson

Posted 04.30.2013 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man was killed Saturday when -- after a night of drinking -- he demonstrated for his wife how to operate a semiautomatic pistol. “...

Neighbor Kills Teen Who Entered Wrong House

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.19.2013 | DC

STERLING, Va. — The parents of a northern Virginia teenager have a message for the man who shot and killed the 16-year-old: They don't blame him...

No Charges For Man Who Shot Son Outside Gun Shop: DA

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- A district attorney has decided not to file criminal charges against a man in the accidental fatal shooting of his 7-year-old son outsid...