Politeness starts at home.

Neighbors say they heard a woman screaming and crying outside the townhouse. Police arrived moments later, followed by an ambulance.

Sources tell Action News that a 2-year-old boy was playing with a gun when the weapon accidentally discharged, hitting him in the head.

. . . about three miles from where I used to live.


Scatter random acts of politeness along your way.

A family preparing to turn in their rental car after a week in Cocoa Beach discovered a loaded handgun on the floor of the vehicle amongst their 2-year-old’s toys.

Louis Venuto was helping his daughter Chloe round up her toys when she held up a .45 caliber handgun, reports 5NBC Chicago.

A shell was chambered and the safety was off.




Guns + stupid = polite.

A man accused of firing a bullet that broke a neighbor’s window says he fired the gun because he knew of no other way to unload it, police said.

After the shooting on Friday afternoon in Middletown, Bucks County, George Byrd IV first denied knowledge of the shooting to a detective, then admitted he fired the weapon to clear the chamber because he was unfamiliar with guns, police said.


Be polite to your sibling.

Houston police say a 13-year-old girl has fatally shot her older brother in an apparent accident at the family’s home.


The hunt for politeness:

District Attorney Pat Dougherty said the infant’s father had been sitting on a couch holding the infant when the bullet tore through the window of the home.

Dougherty said the bullet is believed to have come from hunters on private property across the street. He said they had permission to be there.

The DA is calling it accidental because of course hunters are allowed to blaze away at anything without knowing what’s there.


Politeness is a family thing . . .

When emergency officials arrived, Marshall EMT found a woman in a bedroom with a gunshot wound through her stomach and side. Her husband, Larry Watkins, said he was placing a loaded 7.65 MM rifle in the gun case and it fired one time. The bullet allegedly struck his wife, who was standing in the closet.

. . . and another gun that fires itself.


Gun nut when Bush was President:

Via Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog.


Politeness is requisite to family togetherness.

A Washington County man killed himself after fatally shooting his ex-wife Tuesday night, state police said.

Just another day in the gun nut Garden of Eden. . . .

24 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

More polite parenting:

The sheriff calls it a sad and tragic day.

“There was a couple loaded rifles in the car, and one discharged fatally shooting a 12-year-old girl in the backseat,” explained Chippewa County Sheriff Robert Savoie.

Even worse, he says this could have been prevented

“Obviously here, gun safety is extremely important this time of year. We have issues here. There’s a loaded gun not pointed in a safe direction, and the safety wasn’t activated.”

More persons too stupid to have guns.

23 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Be polite to your spouse or significant other.

A 59-year-old Bradenton man accidentally shot his 58-year-old wife in the head when he dropped his gun on the ground and it fired, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. . . .

Both said they were preparing to play golf when he removed a small five-shot revolver from his pocket, dropped it and it discharged when it hit the floor, according to the report. The round grazed the woman on the side of her head and they drove together to the emergency room.

Via Southern Beale.

22 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Pre-school politeness:

A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot herself at a home on East Lake Trail Saturday, police said.

Jennifer Timmons with the Columbia Police Department said the child found a gun and was shot in the leg.

Love that passive voice: “was shot.” By whom, one wonders.

21 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Politeness after school:

Police are investigating a shooting out of Gaston County that took the life of an 11-year-old girl. Investigators said she shot and killed herself Wednesday afternoon with her mother’s gun.

According to the story, police are still trying to determine whether the politeness was purposeful.

20 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

More filial courtesy.

A 9-year-old Delta Junction boy is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in an accidental shooting.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1qizzPx) reports the boy’s 15-year-old brother was handling a .22-caliber rifle Wednesday afternoon inside a home and the gun fired.

19 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Play politely.

A 14-year-old boy playing with a shotgun led to the accidental shooting of two teen girls and a toddler boy, police said today.

18 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

I have a Google alert set up for various aspects of gunnuttery. It’s my only Google alert, because, I guess, I collect stupid.

It was quiet over the weekend, but today it has delivered almost a dozen messages. This is the latest. Some nutcase killed his daughter and all of his grandchildren.

It’s not going to end, is it, not so long as the NRA can marshal its legions who worship their artificial penises?

18 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Bullet points.

18 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Penetrating parental politeness:

According to police reports, Bianca Bowers shot Jarvis Douglas on Sunday during a domestic dispute.

The bullet passed through Douglas and then struck Bowers’ 14-month-old daughter.

17 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Be polite to family pets.

Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors’ dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn’t the one barking.

17 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

The Atlantic’s Citylab site compiles an admittedly-not-exhaustive list of persons who have shot themselves in the john.