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Accidental Shootings

Parenting in a Trigger-Happy Country

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Gretchen Kelly

We have not created a safe environment. As parents and citizens, that's our job. And we have failed. When you fail, you are supposed to change and adapt. You are supposed to act, not cower with helplessness. You are supposed to do something beyond hoping and crossing your fingers or knocking on wood.

Safe Gun Storage Saves Lives

John Rosenthal | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John Rosenthal

A simple $5 trigger lock can save a life. Keep your gun locked and unloaded unless it's in your direct control, the cost is just too high to do otherwise.

3 People Shot In 1 Week By Toddlers Wielding Guns

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

At least three people have been shot within a 7-day span due to toddlers getting access to guns. Monday at around 9:30 p.m., two 3-year-olds were p...

Deputy Shoots Daughter After Mistaking Her For Burglar

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.13.2014 | Crime

A 16-year-old girl in Frederick County, Virginia, is recovering from a gunshot wound inflicted by her father, a law enforcement official said. The ...

Sam Stein

100 Children Died In Unintentional Shootings In Year After Newtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least 100 children were unintentionally killed by gunfire in the year following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown,...

Transforming Tragedy as Gun Incidents Rise

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

As shootings in public spaces like schools and movie theaters are seemingly more commonplace, more people are turning to guns for self-defense. But more gun owners do not make a country any safer.

'The Last Words He Said To His Friend Were: I Can't Believe You Shot Me'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

"The last words he said to his friend were, 'I can't believe you shot me.'" -- Ann Marie Crowell whose son was shot and killed by his friend on Chri...

Child Accidentally Kills Self With Babysitter's Gun: Police

Posted 10.23.2013 | Crime

A Texas teen was arrested after police say a boy she was babysitting shot and killed himself with her gun while she took a nap. Melissa Ann Ringhar...

Woman Hit By Stray Bullet Fired By Suicidal Man

Posted 10.23.2013 | Weird News

A Florida woman was shot in the leg last week by a bullet that had just traveled through the head of a suicidal man. Jeane Sams was visiting her co...

Man 'Playing Around' With Gun Shoots Neighbor Through Floor: Cops

Posted 10.15.2013 | Weird News

A Tennessee man accidentally shot his neighbor through the floor of their apartment complex, police say. David White, 22, told police he was "play...

House of Horrors

Erika Eichelberger | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime
Erika Eichelberger

Since the Newtown massacre, visions of unfathomable crazy mass killers and armed strangers in the night have colonized the American mind. But you're more likely to be hurt or killed by someone you know or love. And you'll probably be at home when it happens.

Countless Lives Sacrificed to NRA Conceits

Michele Swenson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime
Michele Swenson

The NRA continues to promote a domestic arms race in the form of an armed citizenry by peddling fear, and quashing any dialogue about the excesses of the gun culture as "exploitation" of massive gun crime.