The tragic church shooting in Texas has reignited the gun debate in this country, and already the media and gun lobbyists are promoting the narrative that a citizen with a gun helped save lives by confronting the gunman and engaging him. It’s a story of bravery t o be sure but the facts on the ground simply don’t match the narrative that a good guy with a gun helped save the day. First and foremost is when and where this …Continue reading →
In Chandler, Arizona, the life of a vibrant blond-haired, blue-eyed little girl was snuffed away because her father owned a gun…Yet another innocent victim in the long line of gun tragedy. Three-year-old Brook Sands was in the room with her father when a shotgun went off, hitting the preschooler in the stomach. Police weren’t real clear on the details of how it all happened, other than to say the incident was a tragic accident. The family called 911, but it …Continue reading →
In yet another example of the problem with using guns as a means of public self defense, an Israeli security guard shot and killed an innocent bystander by mistake during a recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem. It started when a terrorist attacked and killed a security guard with a knife, then took the security guard’s rifle and began shooting, injuring ten others. The attacker was shot and killed during the incident. Naturally the scene was chaotic. Incoming upon the carnage, …Continue reading →
In Chicago, Illinois, a father is in legal trouble after his 6-year-old son shot his younger brother to death while playing a game of cops & robbers. The boys were being watched by their grandfather at the time. It took only a few seconds for the 6-year-old to retrieve the gun, which was being kept on the top of the refrigerator. The kids ran down the stairs and a few moments later the grandfather heard a loud pop. He went …Continue reading →
We often come across stories that will leave you shaking your head and wondering if the world has gone mad. This, unfortunately, is one of those times. This last Saturday in Jefferson County, Tennessee, 8-year-old MaKayla Dyer was playing at home with her puppies. That’s when an 11-year-old neighbor boy approached her and wanted to play with them too. MaKayla was wary. She had been bullied by this kid when they first moved to the neighborhood, and after a talk …Continue reading →
There’s some things that should go without saying: don’t put rattlesnakes in the baby’s crib, put the handguns away when you play with your grand-kids. A man in New Castle, Indiana, needs to be reminded of this. The 76-year-old grandfather faces a felony charge of illegally pointing a firearm, stemming from an incident where he allegedly engaged in shenanigance with his grandson while holding a loaded weapon.
If you’ve always wanted to get shot by the police, but maybe aren’t black enough to get them to play target practice at a traffic stop, then have we got the product for you: a new iphone case that is designed to look like a gun. It’s a replica accessory that has authorities concerned. Officials in Birmingham, Alabama, are calling the replica an “idiot invention.” We have to agree. This ranks right up there with lighters designed to look like …Continue reading →
This past week in Boca Raton, Florida, a 90-year-old man was unhappy that a post office employee refused to fill out a form for him. So he did what any rational person would do: he left the facility, got a gun, and then came back and threatened to “blow his head off.” Maybe it’s time to put great grand-daddy in a home.
In Tanola County, Mississippi, a toddler was injured by flying glass as a stray bullet shattered the window of his family’s truck as they drove down the road. But it could have been much worse, Nicole Morris, the boy’s mother says the bullet narrowly missed her two-year-old son hunter, passing through the headrest on the passenger side before ending up on the driver’s side rear view mirror.