UPDATE: Boy, 3, shoots himself in head and dies, in gun-crazed South Carolina, after finding gun in house that he thought was a toy.
Earlier: For weeks I have been bringing you highlights, or rather lowlights, of gun tragedies in the USA. According to Slate’s gun-death tracker, there have been 1,619 gun murders since the Newtown massacre on December 14, 2012. Just yesterday I reported on a man killing his wife and two pre-teen kids before offing himself. Now today: man in California shoots and kills his two teenage kids, then himself (he was estranged from his wife, which I guess saved her).
But Joe Nocera at the NYT has been doing his own roundup daily. Today he actually found a case of an intruder being stopped by folks with access to handguns. Otherwise the usual: accidental shootings, murders, murder-suicides. Check it out daily.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Your Daily Gun Report
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