Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GunFAIL March 19-26

Interesting. We’re on to the week of March 19th in our endless pursuit of catching up on GunFAIL, and for the first time in recent memory, the leading category for the week is not the number of people who accidentally shot themselves. Unfortunately, though, it’s the number of kids who were accidentally shot. Nineteen kids were accidentally injured by gunfire from March 19-26, and sixteen people accidentally shot themselves during that time. Of course, some of these accidents count under both categories. Worse still, some of them also count among the 15 fatalities from gun accidents, as well. In fact, six minors were killed in gun accidents during the week, ages 2, 4, 8, 11, 13 and 16.

Among the week’s more bizarre incidents—as our title indicates—we had an accidental discharge in a public library in Fairbanks, AK. And curiously, nobody was willing to take the rap for it. A library patron was shot, but nobody was willing to say they had the gun, or saw anyone else who did. We also had an aspiring gunsmith in Pierce Co., WA who accidentally injured himself when a shotgun he’d aspired to smith apparently aspired to be a bomb instead, and exploded in his hands.

Read more in the below link.

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