Ohh Shoot: Targeting unintentional shootings for prevention

Targeting unintentional shootings for prevention

http://ohhshoot.blogspot.com/ Ohh Shoot highlights unintentional shootings. Some might refer to these as accidental shootings, but accident is too often interpreted as unavoidable. The shootings on this blog did not have to happen. Safe storage, better gun design, gun safety training are just some o

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Ohh Shoot highlights unintentional shootings: “Some might refer to these as accidental shootings, but accident is too often interpreted as unavoidable. The shootings on this blog did not have to happen. Safe storage, better gun design, gun safety training are just some of the measures that could have prevented these tragedies.”

The following incidents reflect just some of the unintentional shootings reported across the U.S. in recent weeks. Ohh Shoot blogs at http://ohhshoot.blogspot.com

Mother facing charge over giving gun to son, who accidentally shot sisterA 38-year-old Collierville mother was charged Tuesday afternoon with reckless endangerment after her 17-year-old son shot his 15-year-old…
Ohh Shoot: Metropolitan Museum guard unintentionally shoots himselfA security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City unintentionally shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun in the…
POLICE: Fern Valley man turns himself in after shooting through apartmentPolice say he fired a .40 caliber round through the floor of his apartment, narrowly missing the occupant of the apartment below.
Husband accidentally shoots self, wife at Bedford County gun safety course – Roanoke.comA firearms safety course went awry in Bedford County on Saturday afternoon when a participant shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber…
Man showing off gun is charged in shooting deathA Philadelphia man showing off what he thought was an unloaded gun the day before he was to start a job as a security guard accidentally …
Dog believed to have knocked over shotgun; child hit – Chico Enterprise RecordGERBER – An 8-year-old Gerber girl who suffered accidental gunshot wounds to her arm and torso, was taken by air to UC Davis Medical Cent…
Port Arthur Toddler Left Near Gun, Shoots BrotherPolice are investigating the shooting of a 3-year-old boy by his 2-year-old brother on Tuesday night.
Accidental discharge of gun, bullet lands in Oceanway homeMichael Cornell is said he is still shaken after a bullet went through the wall of his home. "This is the hole," said Cornell. "That is s…
Police allege manslaughter against Antioch man in brother’s accidental shooting death – San Jose Mercury NewsPolice: Gun went off in owner
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