Monday, September 23, 2013
Weekend Gun Report - Did Your State Escape?
What will Wayne LaPierre will say after each mass shooting, and how long will he wait to say it? It’s a question that’s turned into something of a media parlor game. On Sunday, LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, went on “Meet the Press” and blamed last Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard not on the ease with which someone so obviously mentally ill couldlegally purchase guns, but on a lack of security at the shooting site.
“How could anybody look at what happened this week and say there was enough security there?” he said. “In a post-9/11 world, a naval base within miles from Congress and the White House” was left “completely unprotected.”
So, of course, we need more good guys with guns.
“All these brave men and women that are trained in firearms, that signed up to serve in the military, they’re largely disarmed on our military bases,” he said. “When the good guys with guns got there, it stopped.”
Here is today’s report.
A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself in the chest with a handgun in Horseshoe Bay, Tex., Thursday. A 5-year-old was shot in the back and wounded on the northeast side of Indianapolis, Ind., Friday night. An 8-year-old boy was shot and wounded by his 11-year-old brother when a gun the two were playing with accidentally discharged in Gary, Ind., Thursday afternoon. A young girl was shot and killed on a Pensacola, Fla., street Thursday night.
24-year-old Monique Smith was shot five times after a football game in Memphis, Tenn., Thursday night, and her ex-boyfriend, 29-year-old Vernon Walton, was arrested at the scene. A 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded while leaving his apartment building in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, N.Y., early Thursday. Jason Scott McClay was found shot and killed in aisle 14 of the Rite Aid he managed in Chester, Pa., just before closing Thursday night.
Johnny Tinsey, 36; Rubin Austin, 25; and an unidentified 29-year-old woman were killed and 10 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago, Ill., late Thursday and early Friday. 24-year-old Jimmy Chandler was shot and killed in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, Calif., Thursday evening. A man was shot several times in Bakersfield, Calif., late Thursday. Zhonton Zhavet Berry, 27, was found dead of a gunshot wound in an apartment in east Charlotte, N.C., late Thursday.
Four people were wounded in three separate shootings in Newark, N.J., Thursday night. A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night. 58-year-old Keith Stengel was shotand killed during a robbery in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday evening. 35-year-old Barbara Mason was shot in the arm during an attempted rape in south Fort Myers early Friday. A 38-year-old man was killed and a 27-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting following an argument over two women at a home in Gifford, Fla., Friday afternoon.
Rod Bradway, a police officer in Indianapolis, Ind., was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on the city’s northwest side early Friday. Miguel Angel Contreras, 26, was shot and killed on the porch of his family’s home in southeast Austin, Tex., early Friday. A man was shot in the back after a verbal altercation in Watsonville, Calif., Friday afternoon. 26-year-old Sophon Kao and 24-year-old Jerry Chim were shot and killed and two women were wounded while celebrating a birthday in Long Beach, Calif., Friday night.
A 24-year-old man was killed and two people were injured, one critically, when someone opened fire on a party with a shotgun in Bozeman, Mont., early Friday. One person arrived at a northeastPortland, Ore., hospital with a gunshot wound Friday night. One person was shot several times and critically wounded in the parking lot of a community center in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colo., Friday evening.
Three people were shot and killed in an apparent robbery at a pawn shop in Danville, Ky., Friday morning, including the store’s owners, Michael Hockensmith, 34, and his wife Angela Hockensmith, 38, and a customer, Daniel P. Smith, 60. Two men were injured in a shooting at a shopping center in Louisville, Ky., Friday evening. A woman and a man were shot and wounded during a gun battle inMiddletown, Ohio, Friday afternoon.
Three people were wounded in a shooting in Elfrida, Ariz., early Friday. One person was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Miami, Fla., Friday afternoon. A man was shot and wounded inYork, Pa., Friday night. Jazz Beady, 26, who shot in the head in York on Sept. 13, died Friday, a week after he sustained his injuries. A man was shot in Salem, Va., Friday night. Logan Treguier, 20, was killed in a shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo., late Friday.
Three people were wounded in a shooting in Mesa, Ariz., Friday evening. Rick Hammad, 42, was shot and killed in Grand Rapids, Mich., late Friday. A state trooper was shot and wounded by a bank robber as he made his getaway in Dutzow, Mo., Friday morning. A man was found lying in a Taco Bell parking lot in Jackson, Tenn., with gunshot wounds to both legs Friday night. 50-year-old Joseph Gales was shot and killed in Bonita Springs, Fla., Friday morning.
A restaurant manager was shot after three masked gunmen forced their way into S & S Cafeteria in Macon, Ga., Friday night. 59-year-old Susan Brown was shot and killed in Arlington, Tex., Friday evening, and her husband, 51-year-old Ricky Lynn Brown, was arrested.
A 7-year-old was shot in the leg when someone fired on a house in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, Tex., Saturday night. Four people were shot and wounded at a nightclub in Palm Springs, Fla., early Saturday. Kristofer Nuland Stafford, 23, was shot and killed in a road rage incident in Las Vegas, Nev., early Saturday. Two men were wounded in a shooting in Atlantic City, N.J., early Saturday. A man was shot and killed near a park where children were playing in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday evening.
Timothy Bouder, 53, was shot in the head and neck and wounded after a quarrel over a woman in northwest Carlisle, Pa., Saturday afternoon. A woman and a man were killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in Eden Prairie, Minn., Saturday morning. Adriana Bonet, 25, was killed and 24-year-old Jonathan Rosario and 19-year-old Jaton Pearson were wounded when someone opened fire near a pizza place in Springfield, Mass., early Saturday.
A man was shot in a separate incident in Springfield Saturday night. Charles Johnson, 22, was shot and killed after an argument over a necklace at an apartment complex in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday afternoon. A double shooting in Daly City, Calif., Saturday night sent two people to the hospital, one of whom is in critical condition. Adrian Anderson, 23, was shot and killed while sitting on the front porch of a home in Long Branch, N.J., Saturday morning.
A woman was killed and her brother was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, Calif., Saturday afternoon. A shooting left a man in critical condition in Fort Wayne, Ind., Saturday night. 20-year-old Donald Bernard Lewis was shot and killed on the campus of Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga., early Saturday. Darryl Jackson, 30, was shot in the foot and Cleon Norwood, 47, wasshot in the stomach when someone opened fire at a bar in Central Islip, Long Island, N.Y., Saturday morning.
Willie Casey Jr., 47, was shot and killed in an apartment in Augusta, Ga., early Saturday. A man died in a shooting at a Dallas, Tex., nightclub early Saturday. A man was shot multiple times on the east side of San Antonio, Tex., Saturday afternoon. Three men were wounded in a shooting in the 5th Ward of Paterson, N.J., early Saturday, just three blocks from the scene of the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man 24 hours earlier.
A 43-year-old man was shot and wounded in Port Arthur, Tex., early Saturday. A man was shot and wounded in Hazelwood, Mo., early Saturday. A 39-year-old Arizona Department of Public Safety officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop in Payson, Ariz., Saturday night. Three people were killed in three separate shootings within the span of a few hours in Compton, Calif., Saturday night into Sunday morning.
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition following a shooting in the Crescentville neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday night. A man and a woman were wounded in a drug-related shooting at a motel in Richland County, S.C., Saturday. Jordan Bounsinh, 22, was shot and killed after a fight escalated outside of a Mobil Gas Station in Rockford, Ill., early Saturday. Robert Jackson, 34, was shotand killed in the Woodmere neighborhood of Baltimore, Md., early Saturday.
A 35-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman were shot during an altercation in north Houston, Tex., Saturday night. 64-year-old Joseph A. Buck was shot and killed in Cooperstown, N.Y., early Saturday, and police arrested his son, 33-year-old Michael Buck. Robert Butler, 17, was found shot to death in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday night. A “staff shooting death” took place at the federal prison inFairton, N.J., Saturday.
One person was killed and at least six people were injured when a fight escalated to gunfire in the Old Town area of Wichita, Kan., early Sunday. Two men and a woman were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting at the Elks Charity Lodge in Muskegon, Mich., early Sunday. Joseph Connell, 39, and Olga Connell, 46, who were married in June, were found shot to death in a Wilmington, Del., condominium early Sunday.
33-year-old Andres Lopez was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting in Fort Myers, Fla., Sunday morning. A nightclub valet was shot and killed and a security guard was wounded in Pico Rivera, Calif., early Sunday. Two men were shot in separate incidents in southeast Washington, D.C., Saturday and Sunday. A man was injured in a shooting during a fight at a frat party near Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., early Sunday.
A 28-year-old man was shot several times in the Clifton Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Ky., early Sunday. A man was shot in the stomach and wounded near the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., Sunday evening. A 30-year-old man who was shot in the torso in Pasadena, Calif., early Sunday is not cooperating with police. 22-year-old Palagor Jobi was shot and killed outside a bar in Burnsville, Minn., early Sunday. A 40-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in north Philadelphia, Pa., Sunday evening.
A man was shot and killed near his home in New Cassel, Long Island, N.Y., Sunday afternoon. A 16-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded in Greensboro, N.C., early Sunday. A 21-year-old man was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting near Hyde Park in St. Louis, Mo., early Sunday. 28-year-old Jonathan Gardner died after a bullet traveled through a wall and struck him in the chest in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday afternoon.
A woman was shot in the head and killed while driving in Columbia, S.C., Sunday morning. Three people were injured in a shooting at a Columbia club early Sunday. A 20-year-old woman and her 21-year-old brother were shot by the woman’s ex-boyfriend, who was later killed by police, in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Pa., early Sunday. A man was shot and killed by a pedestrian he hit with his car in Kansas City, Mo., early Sunday.
Derrick Ross, 20, and his brother, Adam Ross, 23, were shot in Atlantic City, N.J., Sunday afternoon. A student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md., was wounded in an off-campus shooting early Sunday. A man was shot and critically wounded after an altercation with his neighbor in Fort Worth, Tex., early Sunday. Two people were hospitalized after a shooting inCharlotte, N.C., Sunday morning.
A man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of the Red Door Lounge in Colorado Springs, Colo., early Sunday. A man in his late teens was shot and wounded after someone opened fire at a Detroit, Mich., liquor store Sunday afternoon. At least 24 people were shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago, Ill., since Friday.
According to Slate’s gun-death tracker, an estimated 8,434 people have died as a result of gun violence in America since the Newtown massacre on December 14, 2012.