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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:07 PM

 

U.S. Shooting Deaths Since Sandy Hook Top 100

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/us-shooting-deaths-sandy-hook_n_2348466.html

This week, as mourners gathered in Newtown, Conn., to bury Sandy Hook Elementary's dead, and a nation renewed its debate over guns, the shootings did not stop. The Huffington Post spent the week tracking gun-related homicides and accidents throughout the U.S., logging more than 100 from Google and Nexis searches. This is by no means a definitive tally. In 2010, there were more than twice that many homicides alone in an average week.

There were murder-suicides. One was shot in the face while sleeping, a baby sound asleep in a crib nearby. One was a grandmother on her way home from a store.

On Saturday afternoon, a 3-year-old in Guthrie, Okla., died after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a gun he found inside his aunt and uncle's house. His uncle is an Oklahoma state trooper.

"Nobody should have to go through something like that," a resident said during a candlelight vigil for the boy. An aunt at the vigil said, "We are all so close to him. My brother here visited him three times a week and my mom babysat him twice a week."

(More at the link.)

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Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 OP
fizzgig Dec 2012 #1
Journeyman Dec 2012 #2
Taitertots Dec 2012 #3
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #4

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:11 PM

1. triple murder suicide just south of here early in the week

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:15 PM

2. Hmm. Down this week. Usually there are 20 to 30 a day. Some sources say up to 85 per day. . .

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:19 PM

3. We live in what could be best described as the most peaceful era in human history

Including the time prior to the invention of firearms.

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Response to Taitertots (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:47 PM

4. Tell that to those injured by guns, and the families and friends of those killed by them.

 

Unless of course you're being sarcastic.

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