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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:38 AM

Sunday Shooting Review

Here is just some of the gun violence against children from the past week (2/3-2/10) that you should be aware of and which will hopefully motivate you to join the American Academy of Pediatrics and others who are advocating for ways to keep our kids safe:


A 3 year-old boy was shot accidentally by his mother's boyfriend.


A 14 year-old boy was shot in his home.


A 2 year-old boy, 3 year-old girl and 6 year-old girl were shot by their mother, who then turned the gun on herself.


A 14 year-old boy was shot near a park.


A 16 year-old girl was shot in her back yard.


A 5 year-old boy and his grandfather were shot by an unknown person.


A 16 year-old boy was shot in his apartment.


A 16 year-old boy was shot in a vehicle.


A 13 year-old girl was accidentally shot by her 14 year-old brother.


A 16 year-old girl was shot in front of a church.


A 10 year-old boy and his aunt were shot near a market.


A 3 year-old boy and his father were shot in their car.


A 15 year-old boy was shot by his father in their home.


An 11 year-old boy was shot at a park.


A 3 year-old boy shot himself in the head with an unattended pink handgun.


Again, I have stopped including reports on children over the age of 16; going to 17 would nearly double the list again.

Here's to a better week. Thanks for reading.

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Reply Sunday Shooting Review (Original post)
Robb Feb 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #1
malaise Feb 2013 #2
Doctor_J Feb 2013 #3
libtodeath Feb 2013 #4
Robb Feb 2013 #5
duhneece Feb 2013 #6
George II Feb 2013 #7
mopinko Feb 2013 #9
Robb Feb 2013 #16
etherealtruth Feb 2013 #8
logosoco Feb 2013 #10
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #11
theKed Feb 2013 #12
busterbrown Feb 2013 #13
ReRe Feb 2013 #14
erronis Feb 2013 #15
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #19
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #17
WillyT Feb 2013 #18

Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:54 AM

1. Kickin' it

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:57 AM

2. K & R

for truth

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:01 AM

3. Here's to more American Exceptionalism

rec

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:24 AM

4. Another sad thing that we ignore in this country and no way can we talk about getting rid

of the problem.
A gun for every pocket according to the NRA and gun nuts.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:45 AM

5. Link to last week's review:

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:56 AM

6. Thank YOU for posting

Raising our awareness will surely (I hope, I pray) lead to solutions to stop the needless killing of our youth. It inspires me to action.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:02 AM

7. Thanks. If you have the resources and stomach to do it, it would be good to see updates every week.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:21 AM

9. +1

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:03 PM

16. Until I don't need to is the plan.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:10 AM

8. ... so that we never forget ... or lose site

thank you!

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:25 AM

10. I wish all of the hearts on these pages could make up for this

because it breaks my heart with each story.

How can we even pretend we are civilized when this is going on in our neighborhoods and cities throughout our country?

How much of our resources do we spend each week to stop or punish people for smoking a plant and nothing is being done to stop this?

I feel hopeless and ashamed.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:30 AM

11. Thanks for making the public aware of this senseless tragedy.

I personally had no idea there were so many shootings in this country. Disgraceful!

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:42 AM

12. I hate

having to keep kicling stuff like this.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:48 AM

13. Thank you for posting......

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:50 AM

14. Sunday Shooting Review for week of 2-3 to 2-10-2013

K&R

Absolutely horrendous. Thanks for compiling this list, Robb

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:35 PM

15. A very good way to keep this in their faces

Please continue this roundup. I think that the weapon industry expects the furor to die down each time after a couple of weeks of a massacre and sales/marketing to be able to continue apace. Perhaps we could try to get one of those graphs on the pages of the MSM like they used to do for body counts of "enemies" killed in Vietnam.

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Response to erronis (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:59 PM

19. Welcome to DU.

It would be great to have the MSM print graphs of body counts, but don't hold your breath.

Here, have a heart.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:17 PM

17. 15 year old in a truck in Lafayette, LA - 6 year old in Atlanta

Lafayette police have arrested Seth Fontenot, 18, of Lafayette, and charged him with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder following an early-morning shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded two others.
http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20130210/NEWS01/130210004/Teen-arrested-in-Lafayette-shooting-that-killed-15-year-old

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http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/15391889/police-child-shoots-self-with-gun

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Police say Santiago stopped one of them, a 15-year-old who struggled with him. A local merchant saw the two grappling and alerted officers at the stationhouse.

Police say the teen was carrying a loaded .380-caliber firearm, and they found a 22-year-old who had been shot twice in the leg. He's in stable condition.
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP4589f13874d9490cadb3e3bc11147c4b.html


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