15 thoughts on “Gun violence in the USA

  1. Hi starviego, both that site as a whole and that Columbine page do not look very credible to me. The site is full of ads for questionable “Get rich quick” schemes and conspiracy theories. And the Columbine page has 101 quotes claimed to be by eyewitnesses; however, without sources for those quotes. And it ends with gun lobby propaganda and another conspiracy theory.

  2. I haven’t been consistently following the news, but this summary of all the gun massacre since Clinton’s administration makes it more look obvious that nobody really care (those that are in the position to do something out of this). Who knows when is the next gun shooting going to happen and where? We don’t know because we have no idea. It’s a sad world that we all live in.

  3. May 9, 3:22 PM EDT

    Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    HOUSTON (AP) — A 7-year-old boy who was allegedly shot in the head by a couple who thought he and three other people were trespassing on their property died Saturday, authorities said.

    Donald Coffey Jr. died Saturday morning at a Houston hospital, less than two days after the boy was struck in the head by shotgun pellets, Liberty County Sheriff’s Cpl. Hugh Bishop said.

    Sheila Muhs and her husband, Gayle Muhs, both 45, were charged with second-degree felony counts of aggravated assault in the shootings Thursday. They were being held at Liberty County Jail with bail set at $25,000 each and had not yet retained an attorney, Bishop said.

    Bishop said the district attorney could upgrade the charges to murder on Monday, but investigators were “still trying to get the circumstances behind the incident.”

    The boy, his 5-year-old sister, their father and a family friend were off-roading near a residential area about 40 miles northeast of Houston when they were shot after stopping so the children could go to the bathroom.

    Authorities said the couple fired after they mistakenly thought the group was trespassing on their property.

    Bishop said the area includes a dirt road, trees and overgrown brush and that it wasn’t uncommon for people to go off-roading there. The Houston Chronicle reported that a sign in front of the suspects’ home reads: “Trespassers will be shot. Survivers will be reshot!! Smile I will.”

    Liberty County Chief Deputy Ken DeFoor said Sheila Muhs fired a 12-gauge shotgun once, then handed it to her husband, who also fired once.

    DeFoor said Sheila Muhs then called 911 and told the dispatcher: “They’re out here tearing up the levee, so I shot them.”

    DeFoor said the levee belonged to the subdivision and was not private property.

    Bishop said there was no indication the unarmed victims did anything threatening toward the Muhs.

    Donald Coffey Sr. suffered a pellet wound in his right shoulder and his daughter, Destiny, suffered a wound to the elbow. The family friend, 30-year-old Patrick Cammack, was in serious condition Saturday with a head wound, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center spokeswoman Alex Rodriguez said.

  4. As we commemorate the tragedies at Columbine and Virginia Tech, we are reminded that legislative action is long overdue.

    More and more innocent victims of gun violence are hurt or killed every day. Tell Congress to take action and close the Gun Show Loophole.

    Bob Fertik

    —–

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns

    Dear Friend,

    Eleven years ago this week, twelve students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School.

    Two of the weapons used in that shooting were bought as a result of the Gun Show Loophole — a gap in our nation’s gun laws that enables firearms to be purchased without a background check.

    In the wake of Columbine, elected officials from both parties pledged to take action and close the Gun Show Loophole. But eleven years later, the Loophole is still open.

    You can make sure we don’t have to wait any longer. Mayors Against Illegal Guns – a coalition of more than 500 mayors dedicated to keeping criminals from illegally obtaining firearms — is launching http://www.CloseTheLoophole.org and gathering signatures to demand that Congress and President Obama finally step up and close the Gun Show Loophole.
    Close the Gun Show Loophole

    Last week brought another tragic anniversary. On April 16, just three years ago, 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

    Despite a history of mental illness, the shooter was able to pass a background check and purchase a gun. After discovering these facts, the independent commission that reviewed the attack unambiguously recommended closing several gaps in the federal background check system – including the Gun Show Loophole.

    And sure enough, our Senators and Representatives promised that — this time — they would close the loopholes that allowed such a tragedy to occur.

    It’s been three years since Virginia Tech, and eleven years to the day since Columbine. It’s time to learn the lesson of these shootings by trying to stop such an attack from ever happening again.

    Please add your name and demand that Congress close the Gun Show Loophole:

    http://www.CloseTheLoophole.org

    This week, let’s speak out together and make a call for action that is long overdue.

    Thank you for adding your voice to this important fight,

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns

    P.S. — It’s going to take all of us standing together to close the Gun Show Loophole. Please forward this email to your friends, family, and colleagues and ask them to stand with you today by signing the petition at http://www.CloseTheLoophole.org

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