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Dad Who Shot, Killed Son: We'll Still Keep Guns in House

'The gun didn't kill my boy. I did'

(Newser) - The father who accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a Florida gun range Sunday is speaking out to make sure others learn from the tragedy. "The gun didn't kill my boy. I did," William Clayton Brumby, 64, tells CNN . "Every round in the gun... More »

Cops: Dad Accidentally Kills Son at Gun Range Where Kids Shoot Free

Range has been described as 'possibly one of the safest ever'

(Newser) - Tragedy in Sarasota, Fla., where police say a father accidentally shot and killed his son at a shooting range Sunday afternoon, WFLA reports. William Brumby was firing in the last shooting lane at High Noon Gun Range, where there was a solid wall to his right, when a spent shell... More »

Army Vet Shot, Killed at Unofficial Shooting Range

He was apparently trying to take photos or video

(Newser) - A 30-year-old Army veteran was killed Saturday while trying to get photos or video of people firing guns at an unofficial shooting range in Alaska, KTVA reports. State troopers arrived at a place known to Sutton locals as the gravel pits to find someone performing CPR on Adam Malaby, who... More »

Gun Ranges Are Poisoning America

Lead poisoning threatens cops, workers, and gun lovers

(Newser) - Many Americans love using gun ranges, and thousands have gotten sick because of it. In an ongoing investigation called "Loaded with Lead," the Seattle Times reports that "reckless" range owners often fail to clean and ventilate shooting areas plagued by lead dust and vapor. The result: a... More »

Gun Instructor's Kids Make Video for Girl Who Shot Him

Charlie Vacca's children say they hope to meet her

(Newser) - The family of a gun instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old has a video message for the girl, Mediaite reports: "Our dad would want you to know that you should move forward with your life," says Charlie Vacca's 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. "You should not let this... More »

Family: Girl Said Uzi Was 'Too Much' for Her

They say they're praying for instructor's family

(Newser) - The family of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor in Arizona last week rushed to check she was OK after losing control of the Uzi and didn't notice the instructor had been shot until another employee ran over, according to a sheriff's office report.... More »

Coroner: Single Bullet From Uzi Killed Instructor

OSHA to review shooting-range death

(Newser) - The shooting instructor killed after letting a 9-year-old girl fire an Uzi was hit by a single bullet when she lost control of the weapon, the coroner says. Charles Vacca, a 39-year-old instructor at Arizona's Bullets and Burgers, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, the coroner... More »

Range Owner: Uzi Death Was First-Ever Accident

Bullets and Burgers reopens shooting range

(Newser) - The Last Stop outdoor shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in Arizona is open for business again, days after a deadly accident that made headlines around the world. A 9-year-old girl firing an Uzi accidentally killed an instructor at the range Monday, but the owner says that was the first... More »

Girl, 9, With Uzi Kills Shooting Instructor

She accidentally shot him as weapon recoiled

(Newser) - A shooting range instructor in Arizona is dead after letting a 9-year-old girl fire an Uzi set to fully automatic. Police, who have released a video of the girl taking her first shots, say she safely fired the weapon in "single-shot" mode, but she lost control of the weapon... More »

Coming to South Dakota: Shooting Range Plus Saloon

Seems like a smart combination...

(Newser) - Take a saloon and combine it with a shooting range ... what could possibly go wrong? Deadwood, South Dakota, will soon find out. The City Commission looks poised to allow local businessman Greg Vecchi to open an indoor shooting range with a saloon inside—the appropriately-named Bullets and Beer Saloon, the... More »

Vermont Firing Range Bans Cops Over City's Gun Plan

Club protests possible ban on semi-automatics

(Newser) - A Vermont shooting range doesn't like what it's hearing from the Burlington City Council, which recently backed a ban on semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines. In response, the firing range has closed its doors to police officers, who have historically trained there, the Burlington Free Press reports. The... More »

Man Sells Trayvon Martin Shooting Range Targets

Anonymous entrepreneur admits he's trying to cash in on controversy

(Newser) - You might want to be sitting down for this one: An anonymous and extremely classy businessman has been selling shooting range targets designed to look like Trayvon Martin online, WKMG of Orlando reports. The targets don't actually use Martin's face but the intent is clear: They show a... More »

Suicide Pact Twin Wrote Letters to Columbine Alum

She talked with Brooks Brown in 1999

(Newser) - The Australian twins who shot themselves at a Colorado firing range may have been obsessed with the Columbine school shootings, which happened just 20 miles from the shooting range where one sister died . Investigators found that Kristin Hermeler, the twin who died, wrote letters to a former Columbine student in... More »

Aussie Twins Shot in Head at Colo. Firing Range

Investigators trying to determine which sister died

(Newser) - Australian twins have been shot in the head in a mysterious Colorado firing range shooting. One was killed and the other seriously injured. The 29-year-old women are in the country on cultural exchange visas. Investigators are trying to determine which twin died; her sister isn't yet able to talk. Detectives... More »

Husband: Ala. Prof Went to Range Before Shooting

... but doesn't know where she got gun

(Newser) - The husband of an Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues said today that the couple went to a shooting range near the Huntsville campus recently, but that he didn't know where she got the gun she used for practice. James Anderson's description of Amy Bishop's "normal" demeanor... More »

Fla. Mom Who Killed Son, Self Thought She Was the Antichrist

(Newser) - A Florida woman who killed her son and herself at a shooting range Sunday wrote in a note that “I had to send my son to heaven and myself to Hell,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. Marie Moore, 44, shot her son Mitchell, 20, in the head with a... More »

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