Politeness is a family affair.

A man apparently upset over a family business dispute “snapped” before fatally shooting his two brothers, his mother and his sister-in-law and then killing himself at a home in Phoenix, police said on Friday.

The shooter was found by police in an upstairs bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after Thursday’s incident, said Sergeant Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman.

Another day in NRA Paradise.


Be polite at the late-night drinking party.

Police in Glens Falls say 56-year-old Carl Critelli was drinking with friends late at night this week when one of them started passing around his .32-caliber handgun.

The gun went off, sending a bullet tore through Critelli’s left hand and causing serious damage to two fingers. Critelli told The Post-Star of Glens Falls that he didn’t seek medical help because he doesn’t like doctors.

Instead, he put bandages on the wound and wrapped it with duct tape.


If you can’t fix it with duct tape and a pair of vice grips, it can’t be fixed.


Vie the Bob and Chez Show Blog.


Yet another sacrifice to NRA Paradise.

Buckeye police are investigating an accidental shooting involving a young boy.

It happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the Tartesso neighborhood in Buckeye, near 311th Avenue north of Thomas Road. Police said the 7-year-old was shot with a handgun.

As of the dateline for that story, police don’t have any idea how it happened or whether anyone else was involved.


Politeness is a family affair.

Police in Cleveland, Ohio, say a three-year-old boy picked up an unattended gun inside a home and it went off, shooting a one-year-old boy in the head and killing him.

NRA Paradise is here.


Demonstrate politeness.

Investigators determined Metzger, who lived at the house, was showing a shotgun to a friend when it accidentally went off, according to a news release.

Emergency medical personnel took Mr. Metzger to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

11 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

A polite society is a clean society.

The girl’s father told detectives the girl was helping him and her sister clean the family’s home on County Road 3451 in Flora Vista that afternoon. The father picked up a 22-caliber rifle, handed it to the younger sister and told her to take it to a different room.

The younger sister playfully pointed the gun at her sister and pulled the trigger.

The rifle discharged, and the bullet struck the 8-year-old girl in the neck.

No charges will be filed, because, according to the report, the father was sober and cooperative.

It used to be that being drunk was an acceptable excuse; now it appears that being not drunk has become one.

10 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Politeness must be practiced.

Police say the 46-year-old Rentas, 25-year-old Key and her 30-year-old husband were test firing a gun in the basement of a Lancaster home when a bullet went through a door and struck the boy as he played in a front yard.

09 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Target practice in the Target store:

Officers said a customer had an apparent unintentional discharge of a firearm inside the store. Surveillance video showed that after the customer checked out at a register, she was putting something into her purse when a firearm discharged from inside the purse.

The round ricocheted off the floor and went into the ceiling. No one was injured, but floor tiles and the ceiling sustained damage.

This guns everywhere sure is working out nicely, is it not?

07 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

More polite play:

The older brother was taken to the Douglas County Youth Center on counts of second-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

The boys’ mother tells KETV-TV (http://bit.ly/1JgITzj ) a makeshift bullet that discharged from a homemade musket sliced through a plastic sled the young boy was using as a shield. She says the incident was accidental.

According to the story linked at the link, the mother says that the kids had been playing with this toy the previous evening and it had not fired. She is certain that there was no intent, that, indeed, it was an accident.

Given that shooting yourself with a gun in a church can be considered accidental, I wonder what elevates this to a felony?

06 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Be polite as you prepare for the processional.

Jason Wagler was sitting with his fiancee at Mass and heard the gunshot.


Police say a man had a gun in his pocket and it discharged when he stood up. The bullet grazed the man’s hand.

An Altoona newspaper reported the trigger caught on the man’s pants and the gun’s safety was not on.

“I noticed the gun was handed to another gentleman. He immediately concealed it in a white program, so I took pictures of the gun inside this program,” Wagler said.

Via Juanita Jean.

Guns everywhere: NRA Paradise sure is working out well.

05 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Good sportsmanship necessitates politeness.

The game was league play for neighborhood 14- to 16-year-old players, said Southwest Lt. John Walker. About 70 people were in the gym, he said.

During the second half of the game, the younger coach’s team started losing, and the coach started arguing with members of the crowd, Walker said.

When the opposing coach, a 45-year-old man, tried to intervene, the other man drew a gun from his waistband and fired at him, Walker said.

NRA Paradise. It’s here.

04 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Make sport, politely.

“Shortly before 2 a.m. today, an off-duty police officer allegedly discharged a hand gun in a bar in South King Street,” said Deputy Chief Dave Kajihiro.

Police say the victim is a 40-year-old woman who was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with an injury to her torso. HPD says she worked at the bar and knew the officer involved.

“An officer can carry his firearm 24 hours a day. However, the policy does restrict them if they are under the influence that they cannot carry a firearm,” said Kajihiro.

Natch, it’s being dubbed “accidental.”

03 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Politeness must be practiced.

McHenry Deputy Police Chief John Birk said Friday the 9 mm semi-automatic handgun discharged as the man was removing it from a holster that didn’t fit the gun. Video surveillance taken around 4:30 p.m. at the Alpha Gun Range, 5002 Elm St., confirms that the shooting was accidental, Birk said.

No charges will be filed. Stupid is not a crime.

02 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Countdown to courtesy . . . .

A 25-year-old Winder man is facing charges in the accidental shooting of his girlfriend’s nine-year-old daughter earlier this week.


Investigators believe Lewis was playing with a 9mm pistol when the incident happened Monday afternoon.

“He was disassembling it and reassembling it for speed purposes, like one would do just to race or time them self. In this case, Mr. Lewis actually had the children counting out loud to time him,” Guthas said.

01 April 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Politeness must be demonstrated when there are children in the home.

The GBI is investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy in Jefferson.


Investigators determined the child accidentally discharged a handgun, shooting himself, according to the GBI. An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab.

NRA paradise. It’s a thing.

31 March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Politeness is essential to rearing our young effectively.

A nine year old girl who was shot in the throat Saturday has been upgraded to stable condition. The child was transported to The University of South Alabama Medical Center earlier today by Life-Flight.

The shooting occurred on Riverbend Road Saturday afternoon and is still being investigated at this time as a tragic accident.

The story does not indicate whether the child was practicing politeness on her own or in the company of others.

30 March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

. . . you ain’t seen nothing yet.

What could be better than a bunch of drunk frat brothers packing heat?

30 March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

(Link fixed.)

The polite ensure that they are adjusted well.

Naggatz told authorities that he was in the parking lot on West Broadway when he attempted to adjust his holster. During the adjustment , the .40 caliber hand discharged striking Naggatz in the hand.

28 March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

NRA paradise comes to the home.

“My son got the keys to the gun cabinet and he shot his little sister,” the woman said in a 911 call released Friday.

“We keep the keys put up on top of the fridge but he went up and got them.”

The toddler was shot once in the head inside a residence on Bon Jan Lane, according to Highland Heights police. Police have not said who they believed fired the shot. They did confirm that the mother and a 5-year-old boy were in the house when the girl was shot.