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Text From Rapist Among 7 Dead in Oklahoma: 'This Is All on You'

Family members say Jesse McFadden lashed out on eve of child pornography trial

(Newser) - Family members of some of the seven people found dead Monday on the rural Oklahoma property of Jesse McFadden believe the convicted rapist killed his wife, his three teenage stepchildren, and two friends of his stepdaughter before killing himself in the hours before he was to appear in a Muskogee...

Japan Had 9 Gun Deaths in 2018. The US Had 39K
Making Abe's
Death More Jarring:
That a Gun Was Used
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Making Abe's Death More Jarring: That a Gun Was Used

Gun violence is practically zero in Japan

(Newser) - One theme that keeps emerging in coverage of Shinzo Abe's fatal shooting in Japan is that gun deaths are rare in Japan. But just how rare they are—and how strict the nation's gun laws are—might still come as a surprise:
  • Comparison: Japan had a total of

Boy Who Wrote Letter About Guns and Murder Is Shot Dead

12-year-old criticized Tennessee's permitless gun law

(Newser) - In one of his classes at a Memphis middle school, 12-year-old Artemis Rayford wrote a letter to Tennessee's governor about a new state law that allows those 21 and up to carry a gun without training or a permit. "It is my opinion that this new law will...

Florida Man Slips, Kills Friend
Florida Man Slips, Kills Friend

Florida Man Slips, Kills Friend

Victim was on roof, 10 feet from shooter's son

(Newser) - A Florida man stepped out his truck, slipped on a piece of construction debris, and shot and killed his longtime friend Wednesday. The unidentified male "was transitioning the gun from his waistband [to] his pocket" when he says it unintentionally fired as he slipped, a rep for the Hillsborough...

Sheriff to Visitors: 'If You Kill Someone, We Might Kill You'

Georgia sheriff Mike Jolley says he likes to 'stir the pot'

(Newser) - Want to know where Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley stands in the culture war? Just read the sign outside his office, WSB-TV reports. "Our citizens have concealed weapons. If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!" Jolley...

Woman in Town for Relative's Funeral Killed in Flurry of Bullets

Jacobia English Lane struck in back of head after up to 30 shots fired at NC home

(Newser) - An already sad occasion was rendered devastating early Saturday in Gastonia, NC, when a South Carolina woman in town for her sister-in-law's funeral was killed by gunfire that bombarded the home she was visiting, the Charlotte Observer reports. Jacobia English Lane had joined a gathering of friends and family...

Girl, 5, Fatally Shoots Self While Dad Showers

Father 'not ignorant to the fact of the danger,' neighbor says

(Newser) - A 5-year-old Louisiana girl playing with her father's handgun fatally shot herself Saturday morning as he took a shower, reports the Times-Picayune , the latest child to fatally find a parent's firearm . Haley Moore was taken to the hospital, where she died; two siblings in the house were uninjured....

2-Year-Old Fatally Finds a Gun in Mom's Purse

Boy died from a single gunshot wound: police

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy is dead after climbing onto a kitchen counter, pulling a handgun from his mom's purse, and shooting himself while she "had momentarily stepped away." Police say they arrived at the Indianapolis home around 9pm Wednesday and found the boy with a single gunshot wound....

Man Fatally Shoots Himself While Taking Selfies

43-year-old from Washington state had been posing with girlfriend

(Newser) - A day spent posing for selfies with his girlfriend and a gun turned out to be fatal for a man in Washington state. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the unnamed man accidentally shot himself in the face Sunday while taking a photo. The girlfriend of the 43-year-old from Concrete says...

Woman Goes to Shooting Range, Rents Gun, Kills Self

No foul play suspected in bizarre Indiana case

(Newser) - An Indiana woman walked into a gun store and shooting range, watched a safety video, rented a gun, and used it to abruptly end her own life on Saturday in Lafayette. Emergency officials were called to Applied Ballistics at 3:42pm, after the victim, whose name has not been released,...

Don't Call Unintentional Shootings by Kids 'Accidents'

And Slate writer thinks caretakers of kids should be charged if it happens

(Newser) - A recent trio of shootings of young children in the Houston area who got their hands on loaded firearms, including a 4-year-old who was spending the night at a babysitter's home, are tragic—but don't call them accidents, Justin Peters writes in an article for Slate . In all...

Number of Cops Killed by Guns Jumped 56% in 2014
Number of Cops Killed by Guns Jumped 56% in 2014

Number of Cops Killed by Guns Jumped 56% in 2014

But that number is lower than the decade average

(Newser) - The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56% this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released today by the nonprofit National...

Girl, 5, Shot Dead by 5-Year-Old Friend

Noelle Aston Shawver died in Idaho accident

(Newser) - An Idaho girl has died in what police say was an accidental shooting at a home she was visiting. Noelle Aston Shawver, 5, was with another 5-year-old who, they say, grabbed hold of a gun while adults were in another room on Wednesday afternoon, the Idaho State Journal reports. Noelle...

US Child Gun Deaths Rose 60% in 10 Years
 US Child Gun 
 Deaths Rose 
 60% in 10 Years 
Study Says

US Child Gun Deaths Rose 60% in 10 Years

And most came from handguns, finds new study

(Newser) - The number of US kids and teens who die from gunshot wounds in hospital has risen almost 60% in a decade, according to a new report. The study by two doctors looked at data from 1997 to 2009, and found the number of those hospitalized with gunshot wounds rose from...

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