Of course the NRA has told us that the way to combat gun violence in our country is to arm all of the good people. They say there's nothing that we can do about all of the deaths associated with guns violence.
I thought it might be a good idea to see how many incidents of death by killing machines we 'cannot do anything about'. These incidents are just a few of those that have happened this past weekend...
A 34-year-old police officer shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and two young children before turning the gun on himself in Spanish Fork, Utah, late Thursday. A teenage girl and boy were shot and wounded when a young man pulled out a handgun in a gymnasium full of students at a charter high school in northern Philadelphia, Pa., Friday afternoon. A 7-year-old boy was wounded by a stray bullet in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday afternoon. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the foot while he and his friends were playing ding dong ditch in Arendtsville, Pa., early Friday. Abdul Frazier, 14, one of three teenagers shot in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 25, died early Friday.
A 15-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head on his way to school in Memphis, Tenn., Friday morning. A 15-year-old girl was shot in the chin as her boyfriend, also 15, was showing her a gun in his home inChicago, Ill., Friday afternoon. Tremaine Scott, 19, was shot in the chest and killed in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago Friday night. Timothy Travis, 21, was shot and killed in the Austin neighborhood of ChicagoFriday afternoon. A 16-year-old boy was shot while walking in an alley in St. Louis, Mo., Friday afternoon. Joseph Molina, 15, and Hyden Mora, 16, were shot and killed outside a home in San Bernardino, Calif., late Friday.
A 17-year-old boy was shot four times and ran to a convenience store for help in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia early Friday. Ernest Torrence, 49, was shot multiple times and killed in a home in the Parkside section of Philadelphia Friday night. A man and two women in their 30s were seriously wounded in a car-to-car shooting on the east side of Detroit, Mich., early Friday. A sheriff’s deputy was shot in the back of a home in Orange City, Fla., late Friday, and police arrested 16-year-old Dominic Jorgensen-Cloutier, who was wanted for armed robbery.
A 19-year-old pregnant woman was shot while walking down the street inPensacola, Fla., Thursday night, and 15-year-old Ladarryl Derrell Paige was arrested. A 16-year-old student was shot in the arm near Albany High School in Albany, Ga., Friday afternoon. A 23-year-old man was shot in his parked car on an Albany, N.Y., street Thursday night. Kristal Fesher, 20, was found shot to death in San Jacinto, Calif., late Thursday. A man was found shot in the face in a car in the parking lot of Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics in Lawrence, Kan., Friday afternoon.
Mark Simon was shot three times in the stomach while defending a friend from a domestic attack in Spring Lake, N.C., Friday morning, sparking a hostage situation involving two young children that lasted 24 hours. Marvin Hills, 24, was shot outside a McDonald’s in Savannah, Ga., early Friday. Javon Starghill, 21, who was shot along with two others on the south side ofColumbus, Ohio, on Jan. 9, died of his wounds Thursday. A man was shotduring a robbery in south Columbus Friday evening. A man was found screaming after being shot several times in a truck in south Richmond, Va., Thursday evening.
Kevin McLaughlin, who entered a Dollar General store shouting and waving a gun, was shot and killed by a man carrying a concealed weapon in Orrville, Ala, Thursday. A man in his 20s was shot and critically wounded at an apartment complex in Lexington, Ky., Friday morning. Two men in their 20s were wounded in a shooting in Lexington late Friday.
A 35-year-old man was shot and critically wounded and his wife was raped during a home invasion robbery in northwest Houston, Tex., Thursday evening. A 49-year-old woman was shot in a home in Palmdale, Calif., Friday morning, and her husband, the suspected shooter, killed himself after a barricade situation. David Wade, 58, was found shot and critically injured in the backyard of a home in Miami Gardens, Fla., Friday afternoon.
Damian Nuñez, 23, was shot several times and killed in his apartment building in the Morrisania section of Bronx, N.Y., Thursday night. On Friday afternoon in the Bronx, a man was shot and wounded in the same neighborhood. A 34-year-old man was shot dead after an argument on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio, early Friday. A 20 year-old man was shotand wounded near a school in the East Price Hill area of Cincinnati Friday afternoon.
A man was found fatally shot in an alley in the Harwood neighborhood of north Baltimore, Md., Friday morning. Jeron Sutton was shot several times and drove himself to a hospital in south Toledo, Ohio, Friday morning. A man was shot in the head and killed in an apartment inHuntsville, Ala., Friday evening. A 43-year-old man was shot during a family dispute in Newark, N.J., early Friday and fled on foot before being located by police.
A man was shot and killed outside an apartment complex in Orlando, Fla., Thursday night. A man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Midwest City, Okla., Friday night. A man was shot in the chest outside a methadone clinic in the Homewood area of Pittsburgh, Pa., early Friday. Thomas Gilbert, 31, was killed and 31-year-old Terrence Brison was wounded in ashooting in Little Rock, Ark., Friday night.
Lawelden McDowell, 34, was shot in the chest and killed following an argument with another man on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio, early Friday. Two people were shot and wounded at a home in north Lubbock, Tex., Friday evening, and the gunman was shot by police. Nhia Lee, 65, was killed and his wife was wounded during a carjacking and shooting spree in northwest Fresno, Calif., Thursday night.
Justin Wayne Backhaus, 32, was shot and wounded in Ponca City, Okla., early Thursday, and his roommate is a suspect. Jermarl Dawkins, 34, wasshot and killed outside an apartment complex in Bridgeton, N.J., Thursday night. Nelson Viera, 32, was shot and killed on an Atlantic City, N.J., street Friday night. Robert Morris Jr., 25, was shot in the chest and critically wounded while sitting in a car with his cousin in Syracuse, N.Y., late Friday.
A woman was shot and killed at her Fort Worth, Tex., apartment late Friday, and the father of her child was wounded, leading police to believe the shooting was an attempted murder-suicide. Three men were shot in three separate shootings in Oakland, Calif., Friday. A man walked into an emergency room with a gunshot wound in Waterloo, Iowa, late Friday. Oscar Alberto Felix, 25, was found shot to death on a porch in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, Calif., Friday evening.
Sonia Soto, 27, was found shot to death in a vehicle in downtown Los Angeles late Friday. Two men, 33 and 39, were shot and wounded on the front porch of a residence in the Chollas View neighborhood of San Diego, Calif., Friday night. A man in his 30s was shot and killed when joking with a barbershop owner turned personal in Selma, Ala., Friday evening.
Kareem Morey, 38, was shot and killed when he accompanied his sons, 19 and 21, to an apartment where they’d had a dispute with a group of men inWaterbury, Conn., Friday evening. Nathaniel Crow, 39, was shot and wounded following an argument in Franklin County, Mo., Friday night, and police arrested his father, Charles Crow, 67.
William Thomas Mackey, 30, was shot and killed by an elderly homeowner while breaking into a home in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday; Russell Wildey, 77, said he was devastated by the incident.
A 9-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man were shot and wounded in a parking lot in north Wichita, Kan., Saturday afternoon. Brian Freeman, 15, wasshot and killed while walking home with a friend in Rocky Mount, N.C., early Saturday. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the neck as a group of friends were handling a weapon in White Marsh, Md., Saturday night.
An 18-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting at the same time a rally for victims of violent crime was being held in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday afternoon. A 16-year-old boy suffered an accidental self-inflictedgunshot wound in Grand Rapids, Mich., Saturday afternoon. Three people were shot near a bar in Columbia, S.C., early Saturday.
Three people, including a pregnant woman, were shot after their car broke down on a Chicago expressway early Saturday. A 31-year-old man was shotin the leg while standing on the street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago Saturday afternoon. An 18-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago early Saturday.
A man was shot to death in an apartment complex in Carmichael, Calif., Saturday night. A 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times and wounded inTrenton, N.J., Saturday evening. A 43-year-old man was shot and killed in front of Martinez Liquors in the Wilbur section of Trenton Saturday afternoon, and that morning in a separate incident, a man was shot during a robbery.
Quintarius Brown, 18, accidentally shot and killed himself while handling a firearm in a home in Monroe, La., Saturday night. A man was shot and killed while driving in Vallejo, Calif., Saturday afternoon. A 47-year-old man was shot in the chest in his car in the Wynnefield neighborhood ofPhiladelphia, Pa., Saturday night.
A 41-year-old man was shot in the foot in northeast Rochester, N.Y., early Saturday. Joshua Faile, 24, was accidentally shot and critically wounded by his brother at a convenience store in Leesburg, Fla., early Saturday. Enrico Denis, 33, was shot in the neck after causing a disturbance at a home in northwest Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday morning.
Johnny Bryant, 65, was shot and wounded during a home invasion robbery inGoldsboro, N.C., Saturday. Joseph Ronald Boris, 60, was shot and killed inSchuylkill County, Pa., Saturday morning, and his neighbor, Ronald Adam Kozak, 66, was charged in his death. A man was shot and wounded in his front yard following an argument in Mecca, Calif., early Saturday.
A 23-year old man was shot in the head and killed and a 24-year-old man was critically wounded in a car in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, N.Y., early Saturday. That night in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, a woman was shot in the chest and critically wounded. A man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of an auto parts store in the South Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y., Saturday morning.
A man was killed in a shooting in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Mass., Saturday night. One person was shot and killed and another person was wounded outside a south Houston, Tex., nightclub early Saturday. Bowie Richard, 21, was shot and killed after a heated exchange outside a bar in Harvey, La., early Saturday.
A man was shot in the buttocks in north Minneapolis, Minn., early Saturday. A man was shot and wounded in Loxahatchee, Fla., Saturday night. Hauson Baltimore-Greene, Jr., 18, a high school student, was shot and killed on the front porch of a home in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday night. A young man was found sitting on the steps outside his home suffering from agunshot wound to the chest in Providence, R.I., Saturday afternoon.
An 18-year-old woman was shot three times and seriously injured when someone at the door to her apartment opened fire in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday night. A 24-year-old woman was accidentally shot by her husband in a hunting accident in Jamestown Township, Mich., Saturday afternoon. A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest by a stray bullet unleashed during a nearby dispute in Holland, Mich., early Saturday.
Two men were shot and wounded during a home invasion robbery in Erie, Pa., early Saturday. A man shot himself in the leg when his gun accidentally discharged in a motel room in west Toledo, Ohio, Saturday evening. A 20-year-old man was shot and wounded while leaving a party in Elgin, Ill., early Saturday. Two people were shot to death in a possible murder-suicide in Paris, Tex., Saturday morning.
A man was shot and wounded during domestic dispute in Cut Bank, Mont., Saturday night. Lt. Daniel Lynch was shot in the leg when his firearm discharged while apprehending two burglary suspects in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday afternoon. A man shot and killed himself in front of police after a rollover car crash in Williamston, S.C., Saturday night.
A man was shot twice during an attempted robbery in Baltimore Saturday night. A man was killed and a woman and another man were injured in ashooting in Pine Bluff, Ark., Saturday evening. Daniel Boone, 28, was found shot to death on a county road west of Aztec, N.M., Saturday night. A man believed to be in his 20s was shot and killed at a house party inArlington, Tex., late Saturday.
Demetrio Ulloa Jr., 29, shot himself in the head with a borrowed .45-caliber handgun at a Los Angeles shooting range Saturday evening. Tyrice Washington, 27, was dropped off at a hospital with fatal gunshot wounds inBeaufort, S.C., Saturday night. Nathan Bradley Maddox, 35, and his wife, Krystal Renee Maddox, 31, were shot to death while leaving a church inTyler, Tex., Saturday afternoon.
One person was shot and seriously injured at an apartment complex inLawrence, Kan., Saturday night. A 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were shot and wounded in Pontiac, Mich., Saturday afternoon.
Jermani Brooks, 5, was shot and killed and her mother was seriously wounded while leaving a friend’s house in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday night. A 5-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded while he and a 10-year-old cousin played with a gun in Danville, Ill., Sunday afternoon. Stefan Rushing, 13, and his father, Uwe Rushing, 49, were gunned down while watching television in their home in northwest Lawton, Okla., early Monday.
Deandre L. Choice, 15, was found shot to death in an alley in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday afternoon. Raynol Wilson, 16, was shot and killed after being accosted on a sidewalk in Fort Pierce, Fla., Sunday night. A 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Louisville, Ky., Monday afternoon. William Dresser, 88, was arrested for shooting his wife in the chest at a rehabilitation center where she was a patient in Carson City, Nev., Sunday morning.
Two men, 63 and 45, were shot in the legs when a San Francisco 49ers fan opened fire after he was taunted following a viewing of the game in a home in southeast Fresno, Calif., Sunday night. After days of feuding on social media, Maylik Watson, 20, was shot in the face and wounded near a Kroger supermarket on the west side of Charleston, W.Va., Sunday afternoon.
Raequan Dupree Rouse, 18, was shot several times and killed inWilmington, N.C., Sunday night. Jermaine Andrus, 28, who was facing an attempted murder charge, was found shot to death in Opelousas, La., Sunday morning. Michael Lyke, 33, who fatally shot another man in self-defense last year, was shot and killed by a man he was trying to collect money from at an apartment complex on the north side of Tulsa, Okla., Sunday afternoon; police believe the shooting was self-defense.
Webstern Stovall was shot in the leg during a domestic dispute with his stepbrother in Altavista, Va., Sunday afternoon. Two men were wounded in two separate shootings in Baltimore Sunday. Damian J. Miller II, 32, wasshot and killed during a fight at Dupont Bar & Grill in Fort Wayne, Ind., early Sunday. Two people were injured in a shooting in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, Calif., Sunday night.
Two brothers in their 30s were shot, one fatally, in a drive-by shooting as they threw a football back and forth in Tampa, Fla., Sunday afternoon. Michael Tavon Tolbert, 22, was shot and killed in the parking lot of Flashbacks Sports Bar & Lounge in Raleigh, N.C., early Sunday. Three people were shot and wounded following an argument on the north side ofMinneapolis, Minn., Sunday afternoon.
Two men and a woman were shot in a liquor store parking lot in Hudson, Wis., Sunday morning. A 23-year-old man was found shot to death on a sidewalk outside a home in Oakley, Calif., Sunday morning. Two men wereshot and killed in a car stopped at an intersection in east Oakland, Calif., Sunday afternoon. One person is in critical condition after a shooting inFlint, Mich., Sunday.
Michelle Y. Ferrell, 42, a homeless woman, was found shot to death on a sidewalk by a pizza delivery driver on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, Sunday night. John Bridgeman, 29, was wounded and Jodeci Meek, 19, was critically wounded in a shooting at a residence in Columbus early Sunday. Two men, 18 and 35, were found shot to death after an apparent home invasion in the South Chicago neighborhood of Chicago Sunday morning.
A 22-year-old man was shot while shoveling snow in the Avalon Park neighborhood of Chicago Sunday morning. Hussein Saghir was shot and killed while attempting to reason with two robbers as he closed his tobacco and food mart near O’Hare International Airport in Chicago Sunday evening. Two men were shot and wounded during a possible robbery at aMiami, Fla., body shop Sunday afternoon.
A 27-year-old man was injured in a shooting in east Charlotte, N.C., Sunday night. A man was shot and seriously wounded during an attempted robbery as he loaded equipment into his pick-up truck in Grand Rapids, Mich., early Sunday. Two men in their 20s or 30s were shot through an apartment window and wounded in South Bend, Ind., Sunday evening.
A man was shot after a fight broke out at a restaurant in Jacksonville, Fla., early Sunday. A man was shot and wounded in the front yard of a home on the west side of Jacksonville Sunday afternoon. Kortlon Trevon Johnson, 19, was shot multiple times and killed at a home in Baker, La., Sunday evening. Joseph Henry Williams, Jr., a 71-year-old church deacon, was caught in the crossfire between two men and killed in Newport News, Va., Sunday afternoon.
A man in his 20s was killed in a car-to-car shooting while stopped at an intersection in Lancaster, Calif., Sunday afternoon. Donna Muller, 49, and her 22-year-old son, Richard Muller, were found shot to death on the second floor of their home in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. A woman was shot in the chest in a road rage incident in west Houston early Sunday.
A 48-year-old woman was shot in the face on the south side of Richmond, Va., early Sunday. A woman was shot in the leg while calling police during a home invasion in Marion, Ind., Sunday afternoon. One man was killed and another was wounded during a shooting following an argument in a restaurant in Fort Bend County, Tex., Sunday night.
Amber Long, 26, was shot in the chest and killed in front of her mother when two men snatched her purse and tried to take her shopping bag steps from their car in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa., Sunday night. A man in his late 30s was shot and killed after arriving home inMontgomery, Ala., Sunday night.
Four people were wounded when someone opened fire after being kicked out of a sports bar in Manassas, Va., early Monday. A 16-year-old boy was shotand wounded near Shelby Park in Louisville, Ky., Monday afternoon. A 16-year-old boy showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds to both legs inLowell, Mass., Monday afternoon.
Kedrick Bowman, 17, was shot in the head and killed in Decatur, Ala., early Monday. A 17 year-old boy was shot while riding his bicycle in Moses Lake, Wash., Monday afternoon. A teenager was shot in the leg and buttocks outside of a Des Moines, Iowa, gas station Monday night. A 19-year-old student was shot while sitting in his car after a basketball game at Widener University Sun Hill section of Chester, Pa., Monday night.
Two men were shot and killed on a street in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, Calif., Monday afternoon. A man accidentally shot himself in the leg in his car during a possible road rage incident on I-4 in Orlando, Fla., Monday morning. Durrell Patrick Law, 20, was shot in the chest and killed at an apartment complex in New Haven, Conn., Monday afternoon.
A 24-year-old man was shot and wounded at a subway station in the Ditmas Park area of Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday afternoon. Hosea Davis, 37, was killed when someone fired at least 16 shots from an assault-style rifle in the Lincoln-Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh Monday afternoon. Isaiah Manuel Sampeur, 25, and Pamela Ann Coe, 40, were shot and killed by someone who came to the door of their apartment in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday evening.
Arsenio Brinson, 26, was shot and killed and another man was shot in the legs in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday night. Kelvin Hunter, 22, was shot and killed after a fight near a restaurant in College Park, Ga., early Monday. Two people were killed, including the gunman, in a shooting following a domestic disturbance in Indian Hills, Colo., late Monday.
Keith Graham, 46, was shot and killed in a home in Charlotte, N.C., Monday evening. A woman was shot and killed in Sun Valley, Nev., Monday morning. One person was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshotwound in a car outside a business in Pensacola, Fla., Monday morning. Tiffany A. Doney, 26, and Robert G. McVicker Jr., 25, were found shot to death in a home in Millersburg, Ohio, Monday morning.
William Moritz, 45, was shot and killed while sitting in a car in Clifton, Ohio, Monday afternoon. Tevin Demetrius Davis, 22, was shot and killed as he walked with a friend along a commercial stretch of Altamonte Springs, Fla., Monday afternoon, and a pair of 19-year-old twins was arrested. A man was shot and seriously wounded following a fight with another man in the parking lot of a club in midtown Houston early Monday.
A man was shot in the shoulder and seriously wounded during a home invasion in Fort Wayne, Ind., Monday night. A 19-year-old man was wounded in a car-to-car shooting after leaving a party at a Ramada hotel in downtown St. Louis, Mo., early Monday. A man was shot and killed while sitting in the driver’s seat of a car in north St. Louis Monday night.
A man was shot in the head near the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in downtownBaltimore early Monday. A 42-year-old man was shot and wounded inRochester, N.Y., Monday evening. A 19-year-old man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound he said he sustained in an argument inSeattle, Wash., Monday morning. A woman was wounded when someone fired into a home in Greensboro, N.C., early Monday.
A man was found shot to death behind an apartment complex in Orange County, Fla., Monday evening. A man is in critical condition after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Mad River Township, Ohio, Monday night. One person was shot in the arm in a possible gang-related incident outside an apartment complex in east Las Vegas, Nev., Monday afternoon.
A man accidentally shot himself after playing with a gun in North Charleston, S.C., Monday night. A man who was trying to move a loaded shotgun from his house to keep his grandchildren from playing with it was killed when the gun went off accidentally in Oklahoma City, Okla., Monday morning. Corey Brown Jr., 20, was found shot and critically wounded in a parking lot in Atlantic City, N.J., early Monday.
A 31-year-old woman was injured in a prostitution-related shooting on the south side of Milwaukee, Wis., early Monday. A 25-year-old man was shotwith a shotgun after an argument with another man over whose pit bull was better in Thibodaux, La., Monday morning. A man shot and wounded a suspected intruder in a home in Jupiter, Fla., early Sunday.
Two men, 18 and 20, were critically wounded in separate shootingsChicago’s Heart of Chicago and Portage Park neighborhoods Monday. In all, four people were killed and 12 were wounded in shootings in Chicagoover the holiday weekend.
By the way, since the Newtown massacre more than 12,042 people have been killed in gun violence...