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Archive for February, 2010

A teacher was shot dead as she arrived for work at her elementary school in Tachoma, WA, this morning.

Our right to bear arms has taken another innocent life.  On average, 833 gun homicides occur every month in the United States.

The story is here:

http://www.kirotv.com/news/22681951/detail.html?hpt=T2

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One sheriff’s deputy is dead and two others were wounded, after an all day shootout near Fresno, CA.  The deputies were trying to serve a search warrant when they were met with gunfire.

The story is here:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fresno-shooting26-2010feb26,0,5123459.story

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A man in Tampa, Florida, shot his wife and then himself.  Their 10 and 14 year old daughters were home during the shooting.  Both parents died.

The story is here:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/tampa-husband-and-wife-dead-following-murder-suicide-deputies-say/1075746

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“Shu” Simmons, 29, of Raytown, Kansas, was standing in front of her house watching her 8 and 9 year old children get onto the school bus, when a man approached and shot her multiple times without warning.  Her toddler watched from the doorway of their home.

The story is here:

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/02/24/1771882/children-witnessed-mothers-murder.html

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Two students in a middle school in Littleton, CO, were shot yesterday.  Their injuries were not life threatening.

The story is here:

http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=12032723

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A 26-year-old mother, Nichole A. Rodriguez, was shot dead in front of her 8-year-old daughter this morning in Chicago.

The story is here:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/daughter-sees-mother-slain-in-senselessly-violent-shooting.html

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A man in Trenton, OH, shot and killed his wife today while the kids were in the house.  One of the children witnessed the murder.

“A gun in the home is twelve times more likely to result in the death of a household member or visitor than an intruder.”  –Southern Medical Journal.

The story is here:

http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/crime/man-shoots-kills-wife-in-front-of-child-police-say-561915.html?imw=Y

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