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ND woman accidentally shoots herself while trying to scare off intruder

A North Dakota woman accidentally shot herself last week while trying to scare away an intruder. Kristina Moberg found a man trying to pry open the screen door to her Grafton home about 11 a.m. July 15, while her husband was at work, reported KVLY-TV. She grabbed a gun in…

AL man accidentally kills girlfriend while playing with gun on trampoline with infant

An Alabama man has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend earlier this month. Raphiel Quinnie, of Mobile, was playing on a trampoline July 14 with Selena Edwards and the couple’s infant daughter when the gun accidentally fired, the man’s mother told The Press-Register. “I believe…

TX man shoots self hitching up shorts in store: ‘It’s dangerous to stick a gun in your pants’

A Texas man was wounded Friday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself during a trip to a convenience store. Police said Jason Bryant, who held a concealed carry permit, went into the store in Orange, where the gun discharged as he pulled up his shorts, reported the Longview News-Journal. “He walked…

Cut off in traffic, 83-year-old Florida man goes on gun rampage until stopped by a drawbridge

An elderly Florida man was charged with attempted murder after opening fire Friday afternoon on another driver. Police said 83-year-old Mario Perez-Tano was stopped at a traffic light in downtown Miami when another driver pulled in front of his Volkswagen Beetle. Perez-Tano blocked in the other vehicle as it pulled…

Girl killed by stray bullet at sleepover among four dead in violent Chicago weekend

An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest U.S. city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an…

Sovereign citizen challenges own name in MI gun case: ‘My rights come from the creator’

A Michigan man facing multiple felony weapons charges argued that police violated his God-given rights by searching his home and confiscating several weapons. Philip Zapata argued Tuesday in court that he was not bound by state laws, reported Monroe News, citing legal theories promoted by the sovereign citizen movement. “Your…

GOP congressional staffer arrested for bringing handgun into Capitol office building

A congressional staffer was arrested Friday morning after carrying a handgun into a Capitol office building. Ryan Shucard, the press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, a felony, reported Roll Call. Capitol police said Shucard had a 9mm handgun and magazine…

Democrats blast House GOP’s ‘poorly drafted’ attempt to roll back D.C. gun laws

Democrats in Congress are pushing back against an attempt by House Republicans to pass a budget amendment that would weaken Washington, D.C.’s gun laws. According to the Washington Post, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) proposed the amendment, which the majority-Republican House voted on Wednesday to include in the next congressional appropriations…

Missouri woman fears boyfriend’s gun so she gives it to brother, who shoots a 4-year-old

A 22-year-old Kansas City man was accused of accidentally shooting a 4-year-old boy this week after his sister gave him a gun because she feared that her boyfriend might do something “stupid” with it. KCTV reported that the sister of Delaney R. Singleton told police that she gave her boyfriend’s…

No charges for GA cop with questionable past in fatal shooting of teen holding Wii controller

A Georgia police officer won’t be charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager holding a video game controller — even though a previous grand jury found the use of force was not authorized. A grand jury in Bartow County declined to indict Cpl. Beth Gatny, of Euharlee police, in…

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